For example, in this card, I began with Naturals White card stock. (Please note that both sides of the card are of equal color intensity. The sun was just shining more strongly on the right side.)
By embossing the vine-like flowers in Clear Embossing Powder and then sponging ink over them, the only way you can tell that I didn't start with Soft Suede paper is that the white of the paper shows through the embossing. If you wanted more of the white card stock to show, you could sponge more lightly and sporadically. I chose to sponge with a fairly heavy hand, especially on
the edges. By sponging heavily, it allows the flowers to show up in more stark contrast. Sponging the edge of the oval unites the look of the sponging overall.
Making this into a gatefold card introduces more interest in that the central oval of flowers becomes even a bit more important and somewhat interactive.
And, by cutting out two of the flowers and popping them up over their flat-stamped counterparts, it adds more dimension. A little more interest comes through in the centers of the flowers via stamping, rather than just leaving the circles a flat brown. Read on to discover how this can be accomplished.
I am saddened that this exquisite stamp set, Vintage Vogue, is another one that has taken off
to the Retirement Kingdom of Stampin' Up! beauties. But as always, Stampin' Up! has replaced it with a plethora of other gorgeous sets that would work admirably as a substitute in making this card. Some examples are Tea Shoppe (page 57), Betsy's Blossoms (page 72), Fruit and Flowers (page 82), Everything Eleanor (page 112), Bordering on Romance (page 120), Creative Elements (page 126), or Secret Garden (page 17 in the Spring Catalog). Take my ideas as your jumping-off point. I am just attempting to plant those little paper seedlings! Use your imagination!
Vintage Vogue stamp set (retired)
Teeny Tiny Wishes (page 133)
Naturals White card stock
Soft Suede card stock
Soft Suede ink
Dusty Durango (or Cajun Craze) ink
Old Olive ink
1/4" Circle Punch
1/2" Circle Punch
Clear Embossing Powder
Score a 4 1/4" x 11" piece of Naturals White card stock at 2 3/4" and 8 1/4" on the Simply Scored. Crease on the score lines to create a gatefold card.
After rubbing the paper well with the Embossing Buddy, stamp vines around the edges of both sides of the gatefold in VersaMark. Sprinkle with Clear Embossing Powder and emboss with the Heat Tool.
With a Stamping Sponge in Soft Suede ink, sponge around the flowers until it is the darkness you desire. Wipe any excess ink off the flowers with tissue. Sponge the edges of the card with extra ink.
On an oval created from Naturals White card stock, stamp the flower images in Dusty Durango
(or Cajun Craze). Add leaves as desired in Old Olive ink. On a scrap of Naturals White paper, stamp the large flower and one small flower. Carefully cut them out. With a Stampin' Dimensional in the center of the large flower, adhere it directly on top of the flat stamped flower. Repeat with the smaller flower, except use just a piece of Stampin' Dimensional from the edge of the sheet.
On a scrap of Soft Suede paper, use Soft Suede ink to stamp a large flower. Randomly from this stamped portion, punch one 1/2" circle and two 1/4" circles. With small drips of Tombow Multipurpose Adhesive on the dots, adhere them to the centers of the flowers.
Sponge edges of the oval in Soft Suede ink.
Use two Stampin' Dimensionals to adhere the oval to the left side of the gatefold.
Linda -- this card is absolutely gorgeous! Love it:)ReplyDelete
Cathy -- you are absolutely SWEET! :>)Delete
This is so beautiful, and you give very clear directions! I am actually going to be doing some stamping on cookies soon - wish me luck! Hope you can stop by the enchanted oven for a visit.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Lisa, for the kind words. I hope your stamped cookies turned out just wonderfully! :>)Delete
Beautiful Card! I love Stampin' Up!
I found you today from Made In A Day Linky Party, where I'm #70. I hope you stop by my blog and leave a comment, too!
~ Megin of VMG206
Thanks, Megin! I love Stampin' Up! too! If you ever need any supplies, I hope you name me as your demonstrator! :>)Delete
*meep* Vintage Vogue is my all time favorite stamp set. I couldn't part with it when it was retired.ReplyDelete
I love your use of color with this project. I usually lean towards to cool, pastel colors, especially when working with this stamp set, but it's beautiful in the warm tones too.
That is so interesting to hear, Hilary. I have ALWAYS used warm earth tones when using this set. I will have to give pastels a try. It sounds lovely. :>)Delete
So adorable! Love this card!Thanks so much for sharing.Would love to have you visit me sometime.ReplyDelete
Have a fabulous week!
Hugs from Portugal,
Ana Love Craft
Thank you, Ana. I did visit your blog, and I love your precious minerals! I too have loved "pretty stones" since I was a child. :>)Delete
Beautiful! Thanks for showing how. Your friend, LindaReplyDelete
Thank you, Linda. :>)Delete
That is absolutely gorgeous!ReplyDelete
Aw, thanks, Ellen! :>)Delete
Linda that is so pretty!!! I love my embossing pad and powders too...and guess what?????ReplyDelete
I actually Made a CARD!!! Whooppee!!! And I was thinking the whole time that I was going to be able to tell you!! HA! I pulled out the whisper white that always makes your cards pop so pretty and made an anniversary card for my dearest friends.
Thanks so much for sharing your pretties!! And for following me!
Oh, Doni! I'm so proud of you! I'll bet your dearest friend loved their card -- and YOU for thinking of them! :>)Delete
It's a gorgeous card!ReplyDelete
Thanks, Christina! :>)Delete
Beautiful work Linda.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Darlene. You are very kind to say so. :>)Delete
Hello Linda, you've got a very interesting blog :) I'm now following you on GFC (Juliana Rego)ReplyDelete
I found your blog via the blog hop co-hosted by Laurie.
Why, thank you so much, Juliana! :>)Delete
That is absolutely stunning! -Marci @ Stone Cottage AdventuresReplyDelete
Thanks, Marci! You made my day! :>)Delete
QUE LINDO CARTÃO,ENCONTREI LA NO MOSAICO DA KRISTA,PARABÉNS PELA CRIATIVIDADE.VALÉRIA.(BRASIL).ReplyDelete
Muchas gracias! (Spanish, I know.) Thank you so much! :>)Delete
This is gorgeous. I love the look and I wish I was talented enough to do it! Beautiful.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Krista! If you'd ever want any help with paper crafting, I'd love to be the one to do it! :>)Delete
Another beautiful creation! Have a wonderful week.ReplyDelete
Why, thank you, for another beautiful comment! :>)Delete
Thanks, Diana! :>)Delete
Thanks for linking up & sharing @ DearCreatives.com
Thank you, Theresa! Thanks for having me! :>)Delete
Your card is gorgeous!! I love the flowers. Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent!! Love your awesome cards. Have a wonderful weekend.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Kathy. Your comments always make my day! :>)Delete
That's so pretty! Thanks for sharing your talent on The Creative HomeAcre Hop!ReplyDelete
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Thanks, Lisa Lynn -- and thank you for letting me share! :>)Delete
So much detailed work and so pretty.ReplyDelete
So pretty :) Thanks for linking up last week to Creative Mondays, featuring your post this week ...ReplyDelete
New follower by GCF too :)Delete
Thank you, Claire Justine, for the comment and for the feature! I'm honored! :>)Delete