What a fun challenge we have for you this week! It's Anything Goes...What's Your Signature Style? As for me, I do a lot of vintage. So I created this vintage-style emboss resist card using the retiring Friends 24-7 stamp set. I will be sharing with you some of my favorite "vintage" tips!
The Stampin' Schach Design Tips: Creating a Vintage Look
- Pick the right stamp! Not every stamp is suitable for a vintage-style card! With its flourishes and bird, Friends 24-7 fills the bill!
- Pick the right technique! Emboss Resist works well in creating the vintage look. Here is a video from the archives to review this technique with you!
- Pick the right details! Curled corners and flagged ends add a vintage flair! Distress the edges with Crumb Cake, add a snippet of Victoria Crochet Trim, a Linen Thread mini-bow, and a few watermarks (courtesy of the Watermark stamp from the French Foliage stamp set), and the sentiment takes on an aged appearance in an instant!
- Pick the right embellishments! Baja Breeze Glass Glitter, soon to be retired, accents the image circle, while Basic Pearls are always the perfect vintage touch! A Trinket Key and a Baja Breeze Seam Binding bow completes the look!
I LOVE the sentiment from this set..."The happiest business in the world is that of making friends". And I think that is what I have done here at The Stampin' Schach...I have made so many friends. As a token of my friendship, I would like to send this card to one of you. At Midnight CST on Friday, I will randomly select one of you (from those who have left comments) to receive my card...if you would like it. Of course, your comments are very important to me, so please let me know what you think of today's card. And as always, I love to share with you. So if you ever have any questions about the cards that I make or the techniques that I use, I am only an email away! I can't wait to see your signature styles! Until next time...
Coming Soon: More Retiring Stamp Set Cards; Video Tutorial
Stamp Set: Friends 24-7 (W 113218), French Foliage (W 120845, C 121166); Inks: Crumb Cake (121030), VersaMark (102283); Stampin' Write Markers: Early Espresso (119680), Baja Breeze (120965), Not Quite Navy (100059); Card Stock: Naturals Ivory (101849); Tools: Heat Tool (100005), White Stampin' Emboss Powder (109132), Stamping Sponges (101610), Sponge Daubers (102892), Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive (110755), Big Shot (113439), Scallop Circle Bigz Die (113468), 3" Circle Originals Die (122125), Tasteful Trim Bigz XL Die (120893), Scallop Trim Border Punch (118402); Glitz and Glam: Trinket Keys (121892), Victoria Crochet Trim (118481), Linen Thread (104199), Baja Breeze Seam Binding (122331), Basic Pearls (119247), Baja Breeze Glass Glitter (121883)