Monday, October 10, 2011

Vintage Violet

I have been drawn to making softer, more "vintage" style cards lately, although sadly I don't really have much in the way of current Stampin' Up! supplies to do this with (better rectify that - there are some lovely "olde worlde" styles in the current 2011-12 catalogue).

Fortunately one of the stamp sets we received at the Stampin' Up! Convention back in May was Creative Elements, which has 8 decorative, collage-y style stamps you can mix and match for the perfect vintage look.

I've used Wisteria Wonder again (with a touch of Concord Crush) and teamed it with Crumb Cake - because just about everything looks good with Crumb Cake.  The butterfly was inked with Wisteria Wonder, then I used my Basic Black marker to colour the body and rolled just the edges of the stamp onto my Concord Crush inkpad to shade the wings a little.

And here's a closeup of the butterfly and flower.  As you can probably imagine, it took more than a little time to cut around the petals of that flower, but I like to think the effect (popped up on Dimensionals) is totally worth it :-)

Images © 1990-2011 Stampin' Up!®

Supplies used:

 Stamps: Creative Elements 
Ink: Wisteria Wonder, Crumb Cake, Concord Crush 
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Concord Crush, Wisteria Wonder, Very Vanilla
Other:Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker, 1-3/4" Circle, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder

1 comment:

Bronwyn Eastley said...

This is beautiful, Chris. Love the colours, the layout and the gorgeous stamps.


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