Monday, 23 July 2012

Simply Stampin' Challenge Theme Week - Vintage

The theme challenge this week at Simply Stampin' Challenge is Vintage.  You just have to love a Vintage inspired challenge.

I have used stamp sets "Vintage Vogue" and "Sincere Salutations" with a colour scheme of Crumb Cake, Not Quite Navy, Night of Navy, Beau Chateau DSP and Neutrals DSP Paper Stack.

The Crumb Cake background was stamped with the Vine and Leaf stamp (not sure how to describe this one) from the "Vintage Vogue" stamp set.  The sentiments is from the "Sincere Saluations" stamp set, which I stamped in Night of Navy on a piece of stamped Crumb Cake, I like the finish this gave the sentiment as it took that stark look away.  

The flowers were made using the 5 Petal Flower punch and Boho Blossoms Punch and the brads in the flower centres are from the Vintage Trinkets.

I hit a bit of a snag in that I wanted to use Navy ribbon on my card, you guessed it with all the hundreds of metres of ribbon I have I did not have any Navy.  White Organza Ribbon colored with Night of Navy solved that problem.  It is not quite as dark as I wanted, but I was pleased with the finished ribbon, it has quite a nice shimmer to it.

The final finish for the card is lots and lots and lots of ink on the edges of all the pieces and some Faux Stitching around the Crumb Cake background (this is a bit wonky but I think it adds to the charm of the Vintage card).


  1. I love your card Carolyn, lots of fab vintagey details and lovely distressed layers! Thanks for joining in with this week's Simply Stampin' Challenge! Kirei x

  2. ooohh this card is lovely, escpecially like the combo of navy's and crumb cake!
    Thanks for joining us this week at Simply Stampin'
    Kelly xx

  3. Absolutely beautiful! LOVE the bow--it's amazing! And your flowers are fabulous! :)

  4. Such a gorgeous creation Carolyn, love that shimmery coloured ribbon and those flowers are so pretty - lots of yummy detailing too! Very special card - and more special 'cos you've matched the inside - that's what I like to see! ; )
    Thanks so much for playing along with us once more at Simply Stampin' and I hope you join us agin very soon!
    Ruth x

  5. That bow looks just fabulous on your card! What a fantastic card layout with all of those layers - looks gorgeous! It is great to see you playing along with us each week at the Simply Stampin' Challenge.



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