Monday, February 14, 2011

Vintage Love

There's a style of card that I just do not do well. I really love the way they look but when I try to create a card with a vintage feel, the results are not fantastic. In fact my first card for this challenge, left a lot to be desired. LOL So I tried again and I love the simpleness of this card even with a bit of a vintagy vibe! ;)

Challenges:



I ran the Crumb Cake cardstock through my Big Shot using the Elegant Lines Embossing Folder. I sponged on some Real Red and Pacific Point to give it a little bit of a Patina type feel to it then spritzed on some SMOOCH in Gold Dust. After punching out the tissue paper, I sponged on some Pretty In Pink and Real Red then added a Glass Glitter topped brad. Over time, the glitter will tarnish to look vintagy too!
Supplies: All Stampin' Up except the tissue paper
Cardstock: Crumb Cake
Stamp Set: Valentine Defined
Ink: Real Red, Crumb Cake, Pacific Point, Pretty in Pink
Accessories: Silver Glass Glitter, Elegant Lines Embossing Folder, small Brad
Tools: Big Shot, Scallop Circle Punch

Have a fab day!
Julz ;)

21 comments:

Colleen Dietrich said...

How beautiful, Julz! You really made the embossed sections stand out with your patina. Thanks so much for playing with us at the CAfe. ;)

Wendy said...

I'm a novice at distressed and vintage looks too! I feel your pain. You did a great job though, love your tissue paper flower. Thanks for joining us at Wee Memories this week.

Michele Gross said...

Just gorgeous! LOVE that rich embossed texture and lovely way to use the colors :) Glad you played with us at The Play Date Cafe!

Andrea Ewen said...

Wow, love that shimmer and that flower is divine! Thanks for playing along with us this week at the Play Date Cafe!

Susan Carlson said...

Hi! I'm following you via Stampin' Connection

Susan
http://stampinmomoffour.blogspot.com

Elaine said...

Beautiful card, Julie! I'm following you from Stampin' Connection! I'm #302.
http://createNstamp.blogspot.com/

Kelli said...

Julz,
This is one of my favorite embossing folders from SU! Great card! I am following from SC. Stop by and visit sometime.
Kelli
www.kellistampinpad.blogspot.com

Patty said...

Great card! I wish I could do vintage....I just can't pull it off!

I'm your newest follower from the thread on SC. I invite you to stop by and follow me as well at http://rocpaperstamps.blogspot.com

Have a great day!
Patty

Penny Hanuszak said...

Beautiful tissue flower and card Julz. Very nice. TFS. I'm your latest follower from Stampin Connection. I'm #212 on the list so hope you get a chance to drop by for a visit sometime.

Penny
http://pennytokensstampinspot.blogspot.com

Amy Rogers said...

Sweet flower!!! I'm following you...
Amy
amysstampincreations.blogspot.com

Cindy said...

Gorgeous flower!!! You did a grat job on your card. #271 following from Stampin' Connection.

AnnMarie said...

Really pretty card! :) Following you from SC!

Christina Dowty said...

Hi Julz,
I'm now following you too! Love the vintage look of this card! Can't wait to check out the rest of your blog.
Smiles,
thecrazystamplady.blogspot.com

Patti said...

Vintage is tough for me too. You did a beautiful job on that flower. I'm a firm believer in practice makes (almost) perfect. I'm a new follower from Stampin' Connection (#247 on list). Come by for a visit.
http://whatareyouinking.blogspot.com

Carrie Sampsel said...

Love the flower!! I'm following you via SC. I'm #344 on the list. Thanks for sharing.
Carrie Sampsel
www.carriesscrapyard.blogspot.com

Yolanda said...

I'm really liking the vintage look. TFS. I'm your newest follower. yolanda-tryingtobecreative.blogspot.com

Debbie said...

This is just super cute! I love vintage and sometimes struggle to get the look.
I'm following you from Stampin'Connectin. I'm #188 on the list as www.bzstampr.blogspot.com.

Take care,
Debbie

rubberredneck said...

Beautiful!!! I love it!!!

I followed over from the Stampin' Connection Thread and now following you. Please follow me. Thanks!!

helloholley said...

Pretty, pretty! I'm now following you from Stampin' Connection!

Renee said...

oooh great job, i love this embossing folder too i am now following from sc stop on over and return the favor hugz n blessings.

Jayme said...

Hi Julz! I think your site is great and am passing along the stylish blogger award to you! Check out the details at www.closetstampin.blogspot.com