Wednesday, September 15, 2010


This is another card from my Vintage Vibe class last weekend.  I think everyone had a great time at the class Sunday and I know they learned lots of new techniques.  And I know they loved the cake, because there wasn't a morsel left!  Join us this Saturday for my Christmas Club Class where we will be making 12 more Christmas cards.  You won't want to miss it!

For this card, we used the wonderful Presto Patterns DSP.  Presto is right—presto chango!  This unique Designer Series paper bends to your magical whim, revealing its vintage lines and swirls when you paint it with the brushstrokes of your creativity using an Aqua Painter, a brayer and ink, a sponge and ink, or our luminous Smooch Spritz. Conjure up its vintage-like appeal onto one of your projects to invoke gasps of wonder and awe from all those who behold it.  The top image below shows the pattern grayed out so that you can see it.  However the paper is white with just the design embossed.  The bottom image shows the six patterns once color is added to them. 

We brayed Blushing Bride over the Presto Patterns DSP.  Then we rolled the Music Notes Wheel over it in Soft Suede.  Finally we added antiquing with the Tea Stain from the new Distressing Kit in the catalog.   

The Very Vanilla Taffeta ribbon was antiqued by sponging both sides of the ribbon with the Tea Stain.  Our Taffeta, Satin and Organza ribbons take coloring or dying beautifully.  You can sponge them, Aqua Paint them or dye them with a few drops of reinker in some water.  That way you can get the perfect match to your project.  I love the contrast of this tea stained ribbon with the crochet trim.  The 3" ribbon pieces were gathered between the Antique Brad prongs before putting it through the card front.

After stamping and watercoloring the focal piece, we again used the Tea Stain to antique the image.  Then we added some Dazzling Diamond Dust to the hummingbird and the rose centers.  And the smallest of the Basic Pearl Jewels is a perfect fit for the hummingbird's eye

  • Stamp Sets – Elements of Style (W#118611 $27.95, C#120045 $19.95), Music Notes Wheel (#120327, $6.50)
  • Card stock –  Blushing Bride, Naturals White, Soft Suede, Presto Patterns Specialty DSP
  • Ink – Blushing Bride, River Rock, Soft Suede Classic, Tea Stain
  • Ribbon – Chantilly 1/2" Crochet Trim (#118480, $6.95), Very Vanilla 3/8" Taffeta (#109071, $6.95)
  • Accessories – Basic Pearl Jewels (#119247, $4.95), Antique Brads (#117273, $5.95), Stampin' Dimensionals (#104430, $3.95)
  • Tools – Distressing Essentials Kit (#118762, $19.95, Stampin' Sponges, Stampin' Around Wheel Guide (#104834, $9.95), Aqua Painter (#103954, $16.95), Paper Piercer & Mat


  1. this is gorgeous!! i would love to get something so beautiful in the mail:)

  2. Your Vintage card is beautiful.This is one that I would send to someone who appreciates a great card well done.Great job. Thanks for sharing..


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