A vintage look doesn't necessarily mean loads of layers. I used Old Olive for stamping, spritzing and sponging to arrive at my version above. This week's Pals Paper Arts Challenge (PPA80) is all about dreaming up a vintage inspired card (or 3-D). Check out the Design Team's vintage collection PLUS there's a blog candy giveaway this week for participants.
NEW VIDEO! I originally saw this sweet and simple flower at the Stampin' Up! Leadership Conference last month. Using the Fun Flower Bigz L Die (Occasions Mini Catalog) and the Big Shot Die Cutting Machine, it blooms before your eyes.
Todays' WOW video exceeds a minute (my bad) but will show you how delightful it is to have the Fun Flowers die in your cardmaking toolbox.
Thank you to those readers who offered suggestions for my video tutorials . . . I appreciate your honesty and incorporated much of your feedback into today's tutorial (but it's always a work in progress).
STAMPIN' PRETTY TIPS:
- The Clearly For You stamp set seems custom made for a card like this. Lots of marvelous elements that blend together.
- A sweet Trinket Key adds to the vintage feel. Charming 🙂
- I sponged Old Olive Ink on the edge of everything except the card base and sentiment (but only because I didn't think of it at the time–hee hee).
- Grab your Crop-A-Dile to silently set the Metallic Eyelet. I love the finished look an eyelet adds to the sentiment.
NEW MY DIGITAL STUDIO UPDATES: Click and save this link if you want to stay on top of the newest additions to the digital scene. Lots of new goodies added Feb. 8!
HOT OFF THE PRESS! MY DIGITAL STUDIO ON-LINE CATALOG!! Stampin' Up! just announced an exceptional new resource for MDS fans –a My Digital Studio Catalog PDF (click to open).
It includes all of the MDS software artwork (contained in the boxed-version) and downloads from the October 2009 launch through January 2011! The catalog gives a snapshot of the entire product line with artwork thumbnails followed by product details. Because MDS is regularly coming out with new artwork, the catalog will be updated every month and available to you on MyDigitalStudio.net in the just-added Resources section.
TIP: Use the catalog as a resource to manage the downloads you have and which ones you still want to purchase.
Stamp Set: Clearly For You (W121911, C121976)
Paper: Naturals Ivory (101849), Old Olive (100702)
Ink: Old Olive (102277), Old Olive Stampin' Write Marker (100079)
Cool Tools: 1 1/4" Square Punch (119865), 1 3/8" x 5/8" Oval Punch (119863), Big Shot Die Cutting Machine (113439), Fun Flowers Bigz L Die (121812), Crop-A-Dile (108362), Stamping Sponges (101610), Color Spritzer Tool (107066)
The Perfect Touch: Brights Designer Buttons (119747), Trinket Keys (121892), Metallic Eyelets (105319), Linen Thread (104199), Mini Glue Dots (103683)
Click stamp images to enlarge.