Saturday, 29 May 2010

Very Distressed, Very Vintage, Very Vogue!

This card is a CASE from one I found on Splitcoast Stampers, made by Sage Kimble

I changed the colours a little, using the delectable Soft Suede cardstock, combined with layers of Confetti Cream.  The base layer has been stamped with "Sanded" background.  The next two layers are Confetti Cream, but stamped in different colours - Soft Suede for the bottom layer and Sahara Sand for the top.  They started out as plain rectangular pieces, and I stamped first with the "Very Vintage" Stampin' Around jumbo wheel before attacking them madly!  It was very therapeutic!  I misted them (from the reverse side) with water, and scrunched until the pieces were soft and pliable, like fabric.  Our Confetti Cream and Confetti White are ideal for this technique, as they are a heavy weight hand-made style cardstock with long paper fibres,

I flattened the pieces out and swiped/sponged some extra patches of colour, Creamy Caramel, Soft Suede, Sahara Sand to highlight some of the creased areas, adding to the aged/vintage effect.  The top, slightly smaller layer was positioned over the lower layer, and I hand-teared the right hand side away, rolling the edge to create even more texture.

The flower accent was stamped using "Vintage Vogue" in Soft Suede ink onto both Confetti Cream and Soft Suede cardstock, then cut out, ruffled slightly and assembled with an Antique Brass "Build a Brad"  At the bottom, some Kraft taffeta ribbon is tied with some Linen thread and some more "Vintage Vogue" elements, a leaf and small flower with an Antique Brass brad to secure.

The inconspicuous greeting was stamped on a piece of Confetti Cream using the "Tiny Tags" stamp set, punched with the Jewelry tag punch, and tied on to a Corduroy button.  Sage has used a Kraft button, a colour we don't (yet?) have, so I used a retired Kiwi Kiss button, and bleached the colour out using liquid bleach.  I sponged it over with Sahara Sand ink and a touch of Soft Suede to get a good match.

I loved making this card, I hope you like the effect!  I have also made a variation on this card, that I like even more - perhaps I'll post that one next?


stampingmadly said...

It is lovely, Michelle. The layers look great. Don't you just love all the distressing and aging? Like you said, very therapeutic. Thanks for the credit and the link.

Crafty Cow said...

nice one!