Thinking of You
One question I’m often asked is, “How do you pick the colors for your cards?” There are several ways, actually. Sometimes, I pick the Designer Series Paper (DSP) first, then work with the colors in it. Sometimes I choose a color that seems perfect for a certain stamp set. Sometimes my gorgeous little helper says, “Seesa, make a purple card.” And then there are times that I look at my paper stacks and say, “Oh, my! I have really stocked up on Very Vanilla. Have I not gone vintage for awhile?” That’s what happened here.
I was working on cards for a couple of weeks’ worth of blog posts, and this idea came to me. I love how it turned out! All the stamps, dies, and ribbon are from the Stampin’ Up!® January-June Mini Catalog.
First, I stamped the large flower spray and several leaves and blossoms from the Forever Blossoms Stamp Set in Early Espresso Classic Ink on Very Vanilla Cardstock. Next, I colored them with Light Calypso Coral, Light Petal Pink, and Light & Dark Mossy Meadow Stampin’ Blends, then die-cut with the Cherry Blossoms Dies. (And, of course, you know you can bundle the stamps and dies and save 10%.)
Next, I embossed a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Very Vanilla Cardstock and sponged Soft Suede Ink over it. I layered the flowers over this piece and adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals. (A few of the leaves and blossoms are adhered with SNAIL, but most are raised a bit.)
I stamped the sentiment from the Beautiful Moments Stamp Set in Early Espresso Ink on Very Vanilla Cardstock. I punched with the Pretty Label Punch, then trimmed a bit so it would be an oval. And then I sponged with more Soft Suede Classic Ink.
I adhered the flower layer to a Very Vanilla card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals, then added the sentiment to the corner of the card (also with Stampin’ Dimensionals). A little Petal Pink Metallic Edge Ribbon completed the card.
I love the dusty, aged look of vintage cards. I think it’s because if you mess up, it’s ok! Just rip or crumple or add more ink. (And now, I have my dear friend Susan itching, because she has hives thinking of crumpling and ripping paper. Susan and Jackie are very clean stampers and don’t need a fix for covering mistakes.)
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