Jan 01 2010

Stamping 411 – Vintage Vogue

Today's Stamping 411 sketch challenge had me stumped for a little while…didn't quite know how I'd get 4 elements along the left side.  But, I was happy with how my card turned out!

I love this new set, Vintage Vogue (available in the Occasions Mini coming January 5th!)  Even though it is called vintage, I think it is beautiful for clean and simple cards, too!  Very versatile!

I knew I wanted to use a shade of blue in my card, so I pulled out Brocade Blue cardstock, kind of vintage looking.  Then I used my Stampin' Up! Color Wheel to decide what colors went with it.  It showed me Pumpkin Pie and Old Olive.  OK…Pumpkin Pie flowers work with a base of green for the "greenery" background!  See how my mind works?  That is an easy tip for getting started when you are in a creative block…a sketch…a color…the color wheel…you are good to go!

The base of my card is Old Olive.  I used the Very Vintage Jumbo Wheel with Brocade Blue ink over the Brocade Blue cardstock…very subtle.  I used the new Pinking Hearts Border Punch along the left edge of a strip of Old Olive cardstock, and tore the right side off.  I added it to the Brocade Blue cardstock, then wrapped some White Striped Organdy Ribbon around to the back.  I stamped four of the flowers in Pumpkin Pie on scrap Whisper White cardstock, cut them out, then placed them on top of the striped ribbon.  I used my Piercing Tool to pierce a hole in the center of the flowers, then placed my four Chocolate Chip Jumbo Brads.  Each of the edges were distressed with my Cutter Tool and inked up with Brocade Blue or Old Olive ink.  Finally, I stamped the F/friends image in Brocade Blue on Whisper White, then punched with the 1 3/4 circle.  I used my Old Olive Stampin' Write marker to highlight the word friends and lightly distressed the edges.

I realy enjoyed making this card and would do a bunch for swap cards if I didnt have to cut so many flowers!  lol!

Have a wonderful day!


4 People have left comments on this post

Jan 1, 2010 - 11:01:30

A stunning creation from a difficult sketch.  I think you knocked it out of the park!  Gorgeous.

Jan 2, 2010 - 09:01:44
Julie A. said:

Beautiful card!

Jan 2, 2010 - 09:01:41

Yeah, all that hand cutting would get me too! LOL! But this sure is a beauty Connie – Love how you interpreted the sketch!

Jan 2, 2010 - 11:01:51
Patti Chesky said:

Connie, this is truly a beautiful card.  I can't wait to play with this stamp set.  I love those hand-cut flowers!!