Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Always Vintage

I have to type quietly because my hubby is sleeping. Poor guy worked the launch all night. He said it was spectacular! I admit, I didn't get up to see it. 2:30 am is a bit too early for me. Besides, the clouds were so thick I wouldn't have been able to see it from here.

I was able to sneak into my stamp room this morning and play around with the Faux Linen technique again. I really like this one!

My card base is Stampin' Up!'s close to cocoa cardstock with cameo coral and garden green layered on it. I stamped my Wild Rose onto glossy paper with Cameo coral, Ruby red, and Garden green. I shot it with the heat tool to make it dry quick and then did the sanding over top of it. I used Creamy carmel to rub over the scratches to give it that old fabric look. After I did that I decided to try and sand again and I really liked the look of that. It seemed to intensify the look of linen. I wrapped a satin ribbon around the front....most likely a WalMart ribbon. I stamped the Always and verse with close to cocoa onto vanilla cardstock that I had cut into a scalloped rectangle with my Spellbinders Nestability die and then rubbed the edges with the close to cocoa ink. I stamped the bird with Ruby Red onto vanilla and then cut it out. To get the piece from between his little legs, I had to use my hobby blade. I stuck the bird and rectangle on with dimensionals so when I go to the part of the bird that didn't overlap the rectangle, I had to use two dimensionals stacked. It really gives it some depth! The card measures 5-1/2 square. I was going for a vintage look. Do you think I achieved it?


Debbie Olson said...

Yes, I think you achieved it! I thought that you had used a pretty vintage printed paper until I saw that you had stamped that as well--great job!

Lisa's Blessed A Latte said...

Love this....your work is so Amazing.

Debi said...


Thanks for "making" me come to your workshop! My kids were impressed with my version of this card, and they're hard to impress! I love, love, love the vintage, distressed look of this card, and the colors.

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

WOW, what a GORGEOUS card!

Michelle Tweedy said...

This card is Gorgeous with a capital G! (see it?) heehee. You are so amazing!!

beate said...

Fantastic card! Your stamped background paper looks wonderful!
Hugs and smiles