Sunday, January 29, 2012

Vintage Fun

 Post update**

I got quite a few emails asking about the white layer.  This is actually the card base.  It is Stampin' Up! Designer Cut Note Cards 125414

Good Morning Friends!

I've been a bit of a slacker for this ONE card swap I signed up for a week or two ago.  Honestly, I signed up for this BEFORE I saw the sketch that is WAY outside my comfort zone.

I am more of a clean and simple chick!  :D However, after making this card, I'm digging the vintage~ness of this card. (Yea! a new word!)

I started with some strips I had leftover from prepping my club cards this week.  and just used the random pieces to shadow the sketch.
I used a piece of blushing bride 5 3/8 x 4 1/8" for the inside, so you could see the pretty note card die cut layer.  These cards come already die cut and ready for your vintage embellishments. 

The focal point is actually a detachable book mark.  I stuck it on the front with ONE glue dot, just to hold it there, but I hope that my friend who gets this card will pull it off and use it as a book mark.  So Let's talk about the leaves on the side of my flower for a second.  I took some seam binding, and tied it on my card, making a bow.  Then behind my flower, I made one loop and attached a 1 3/4" circle with some dimensionals.  When you lay it down, the seam binding looks like gorgeous sparkly leaves coming out behind of my shimmery flower.

I cut that big gorgeous flower on the big shot with my fancy flowers die.  I also put a piece of white doily that I cut just before.  I crumpled all the layers that came out of the big shot, then spritzed them with the blushing bride shimmer spritz.  To me, it looks a LOT darker than blushing bride.  I used red riding hood on the flower, and it's a closer match to that in my opinion.  In between each layer, I put a small circle (also cut with the die) and put dimensionals on both sides of each circle to make my flower really pop!  On layer 2  of my flower, I attached the doily that I cut, and just used snail to attach it to the flower below.  I think it adds a whole bunch of interest to the card.

Not too shabby!  I broke out of my comfort zone and made this pretty vintage card!  I'm very happy with it considering I usually struggle with the vintage style of stamping.  Hey!  I didn't stamp at all on this!  That's so funny! 

Happy Sunday!  Thank you for visiting today.
Selene Kempton


Tammy Fite said...

Girl--you're on fire!! Every card you've posted this past week has been GORGEOUS!! Keep it up!

Terry Duncan said...

So beautiful, Selene! Thank you so much for sharing the instructions...I can't wait to make one! Terry

Kris McIntosh said...

This is very beautiful. I am sure whoever you give it to will love it. The flower is awesome and it certainly has a vintage feel.

Sandi said...

This is gorgeous Selene!! I love that you included directions. I was wondering what you used/did to get the lace border.

soggystamper said...

beautiful card, Selene! I especially love the curly tendrils of the ribbon and the flower. It only took me a couple of seconds to recognize the die cut border of the card. Wouldn't it be awesome to have a punch like that?

SamieVt said...

Unbelievably breathtaking! So, so gorgeous! You have been posting the most amazing cards Selena! Thank you for the Inspiration!!

Rose said...

WOW, what a fabulous job on that sketch challenge. I love your card and I know your partner is going to flip! Beautiful work, glad you worked outside your comfort zone, so did I.

Special T Stampin' said...

Beautiful card! Love the ribbon work! Thanks for sharing!