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This is Challenge #3 for Create with Connie and Julie Occasions Edition! Our challenge this week was using this sketch that I created with the Vintage Vogue theme.
I started with a base of Pale Plum cardstock and layered on Perfect Plum cardstock. I used the Cottage Wall designer paper in the olive polka-dot print on top of the Perfect Plum, roughing up the edges with my Cutter Kit Distressing Tool.
For the background center piece, I ran a piece of Whisper White thru the Big Shot with the Finial Press Impressions Folder. I layered it on Perfect Plum and distressed the edges. I added the scallop edge along the left with a strip of Whisper White cardstock, punched with the Sale-A-Bration Scallop Trim Border punch.
I added more layers to the center focal piece with Pale Plum cardstock layered on Perfect Plum. I stamped the vine image in Pale Plum over the Pale Plum cardstock, then used my piercing tool and mat to create the corner design. I added a 1 3/8 circle punched from Old Olive, then tucked some Old Olive leaves made with the 5 petal punch (I sponged around the edges with Old Olive). I stamped the large flower with Perfect Plum on Whisper White and cut it out and two smaller flowers with Pale Plum and cut them out. The center of the large flower has a small flower punched from Trio of Flowers, then a Jumbo White Brad in the center. The two smaller flowers have Old Olive Mini Brads in the centers.
I love the vintage feel and look of this card with the rough edges, the subtle colors and, of course, Stampin' Up!'s Vintage Vogue stamp set!
Stamps: Vintage Vogue
Cardstock: Perfect Plum, Pale Plum, Old Olive, Whisper Whtie
Inks: Perfect Plum, Pale Plum, Old Olive
Accessories: Cottage Wall Designer Paper, Finial Press Impressions Folder, Scallop Trim Border Punch, 5 Petal Punch, Old Olive Mini Brads, Piercing Tool and Mat, Cutter Kit, 1 3/8 Circle Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals, Trio Flower Punch, White Jumbo Brad
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