It's Sunday, and time to play with The Paper Players! This week we are serving up a delicious helping of yummy colors for our color challenge! My card is a nostalgic design, combining curves and texture. It is a style I like to call "Clean and Vintage". In today's tips, I will give you a mini-lesson on how to achieve this look. Plus, I have prepared a "Down Home" video to go along with it. Enjoy today's card...I was "thinking of you" when I created it!
The Stampin' Schach Design Tips: Clean and VintageThe finished card measures 4-1/4" wide by 5-1/2" long.
- Vintage through color! This card screams "1920's", with its muted tones of Poppy Parade and Pool Party. Keep in mind that it isn't necessarily the colors that characterize a vintage card...it is the "softness" of the colors!
- Vintage through embellishments! Vintage cards are often a tactile delight! Ribbons and pearls add to the experience.
A bow with softly pleated tails adds a sweetly feminine touch,
while the Scalloped Edge cries out for Basic Pearls.
- Vintage through texture! The "Floral Image" from the Sale-A-Bration set, Fresh Vintage, was inked using Poppy Parade and Soft Suede Stampin' Write Markers. It was used to randomly stamp a Very Vanilla panel. Zipping the panel through the Big Shot with the Square Lattice Textured Impressions Embossing Folder softened the colors.
- The finishing touch! The "Thinking of You" sentiment from Sincere Salutations was stamped directly onto the designer paper. Tip: For perfect placement, use a Stamp-a-ma-jig!
I hope you enjoyed today's card! Won't you leave me a comment and let me know? Your comments are important to me, and I do read each and every one of them. As always, if you ever have a question about the cards that I create or the techniques that I use, I am only an email away. Until next time...
Stamp Sets: Fresh Vintage (W 125115, C 125117 SAB), Sincere Salutations (115068); Inks: Soft Suede (115657), Crumb Cake (121030); Stampin' Write Markers: Soft Suede (120973), Poppy Parade (119801---2010-2012 In Color Assortment); Designer Series Paper: Everyday Enchantment (126154 SAB); Card Stock: Soft Suede (115318), Poppy Parade (119793), Pool Party (122924); Tools: Big Shot (113439), Square Lattice Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (119976), Adorning Accents Edgelits Die (125595), Sponge Dauber (102892), Stamp-a-ma-jig (101049); Glitz and Glam: Basic Pearls (119247), Pool Party Seam Binding (125582)