Friday, March 9, 2012

Vintage Cards

Here are two more cards that I have made in recent times.  I lean towards the vintage style for a number of reasons - it is not essential to stamp perfectly every time, it is easier to hide flaws and mistakes and there is also an appeal about the cards that makes them feel more substantial.  It could be because the layering in vintage layouts appeal to me, but I also like the colour schemes that you can incorporate.

This card is a 6 x 6 size and uses Baja Breeze and Soft Suede as it's card base.  I also love the blue vintage background mounted on the Soft Suede which is from Pocketful of Posies DSP.  I stamped the card in Soft Suede behind the main feature using the Parlor Prints background stamp. 

All the flowers are hand made using the scallop circle punch and the Island Floral Big Shot die and the middle-sized flower from  the Boho Blossoms punch.  I stamped the mannequin image on white card stock and ran it through the Big Shot using the oval Designer Frame frame embossing folder and mounted it on Ovals original die.  All the edges were made a little untidy and daubed with Soft Suede and a dauber.  Curled a few pieces of scrap card stock as the leaves, sprayed it with Frost White Shimmer Mist coloured with Baja Breeze ink refill and that's it!

This card is in the vintage style again but with a neutrals colour scheme.  I used Cherry Cobbler to break it up a bit.  Once again a 6 x 6, Cherry Cobbler base, Crumb Cake mount (stamped randomly with the smaller flower from Vintage Vogue Set) and then stamped on Very Vanilla using Crumb Cake ink with En Francais background, stamped random vine images from the Vintage Vogue set with Early Espresso and distressed the edges and daubed with Early Espresso. I stamped the other flowers on vanilla card stock in Cherry Cobbler and cut them out for mounting.

The Friends stamp from Vintage Vogue was stamped on vanilla card stock and cut out using the Big Shot and circle Die.  Also cut a larger circle in Early Espresso once again using the shottie.  Mounted the flowers in a falling fashion using dimensionals.

Turned out quite well - proof that you can use different colours, using the same style and come up with different feels in the same theme.

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