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Vintage Inspired

January 29, 2011

I have a new found love for anything vintage. Vintage is one of those words that means something slightly different to each person. My idea of vintage is texture, dimension, and warmth. As a Stampin’ Up Demonstrator, I receive a monthly publication called Stampin’ Success. It is a tool that Stampin’ Up! sends every demonstrator to help inspire growth in our business and creativity in our projects. In the past 2 issues, I’ve been inspired by a few articles and the projects I have to share today are the results of that inspiration.

This card has a lot going on. Crumpled flowers, ruffled layers of paper, textured cardstock and knotted ribbon. These flowers are cut using the Island Floral Die. I almost always make my leaves with the 1-3/4 Circle Punch. Punch one circle, then re-insert it into the punch and punch a leaf shaped section. This way you can vary the size of each leaf and they are quick to make.

This next card has a great texture treatment. Unfortunately I did not come up with this on my own, it was shown in Stampin’ Success. The textured background is achieved by using the Elegant Bouquet Embossing Folder to create a debossed background. Then I stamped over the entire background using the french script background stamp. Make sure that when you do this, you don’t press too hard, one of the nicest things about stamping after debossing is that the stamped image does not get into the recessed area from the embossing folder.

Vintage Trio Supplies

Stamp: Growing Green
Paper: Crumb cake, Pink Pirouette, Rose Red, Peach Parfait, Certainly Celery, First Edition DSP
Ink: Crumb Cake, Certainly Celery
Accessories: Elegant Lines Embossing Folder, Island Floral Die, Scallop Edge Punch, 1-3/4 Circle Punch, Very Vanilla Taffeta, Certainly Celery 1/8 Taffeta, Sponge Daubers

Vintage Thank You Supplies

Stamp: Curly Cute, En Francais Background
Paper: Soft Suede, Rose Red, Peach Parfait, Pear Pizzazz, First Edition DSP, Very Vanilla
Ink: Soft Suede, Rose Red
Accessories: 1-3/4 Circle Punch, Fun Flowers Die, Island Floral Die, Elegant Bouquet Embossing Folder Decorative Label Punch, Mat Pack, Linen Thread

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Thanks for stopping by. Happy Stamping!

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Claire Poole permalink
    January 29, 2011 5:16 pm

    OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH yeah – I feel a Vintage class coming on……

  2. Amber Rohal permalink
    January 29, 2011 5:38 pm

    I love the background on your second card!! And thank you for the great tip on using a circle punch to make leaves! Genius 🙂

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