Stampin' Up! gives us some great products for making vintage projects, and I just can't stop making them. Although I use other styles, it is always a treat when I have time to create a new vintage card. Here is my latest.
I did what I call the Tapestry Technique for the focal piece . It started out Very Vanilla stamped with En Francais in Soft Suede. Then I stamped the flourish from Elements of Style in Bravo Burgundy Craft Ink and embossed it with Clear Embossing Powder. Next came some Frost White Shimmer Paint (Faux Pearl Technique), then I brayered the whole thing with Blushing Bride and Crumb Cake ink. I love how the different layers of inks and images came together to create an effect like a rich tapestry. I used a Rosette sponged lightly with Blushing Bride with leaves punched from Bravo Burgundy card stock (2 Step Bird Punch).
The mats underneath the tapestry are Soft Suede and Blushing Bride, both stamped with the Very Vintage Wheel in Soft Suede ink. Then I distressed the heck out of all three layers with the distressing tool and sponged the edges with Soft Suede. I also crumpled the top layer and sponged the creases.
The base is Crumb Cake with the Bravo Burgundy layer stamped tone-on-tone with the flourish from Elements of Style. Three medium sized Basic Pearls provide a sweet finish.
Inspired? I hope so. That is why I keep making things to show you! Do you like this style? I have had some requests from people who want to learn about making vintage projects, so I am working on a series of videos on my favorite techniques. Let me know if you want to learn them, too. Just leave a comment or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Are your fingers inky? If not, what are you waiting for! Get stamping!
aka The Mad Stamper