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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Vintage Amour


Amour! 

I really LOVE this card.  It has taken me a while to get this card posted simply because I enjoyed looking at this beauty on my desk for a while.  Now that I think about how I came up with this card, it seems a little funny.  I had been playing with my new stamps that day and I experimented with all these elements.  I knew I wanted to use the Newsprint DSP so I cut some of that up. I had seen people stamp images right on the DSP so I tried that too.  Then I remembered a technique I used to love doing: antiquing (or sponging). I loved it so much that all my projects had some sort of antiquing done to it which is why I had to stop using it for a while.  I sponged the edge of the 'Amour' sentiment and tapped the same sponge on to the Eiffel tower image.  Once that was done, I had to come up with a card base.  What is a card without a base, right?  So I stamped Crumb cake ink on to crumb cake card stock.  I then punched some Cherry Cobbler card stock using the Scallop Trim Border punch. I literally tied all the pieces together with a big black ribbon.  I really LOVE how this all came together.  It was a hodgepodge mess when I was creating it but it came out to be SUCH A BEAUTY!! 

Have I said I love this card??  

Thanks for stopping by!  

Happy stampin'! 



Stamps: Artistic Etchings
Ink: Basic Black, Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake
Paper: Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla cardstock, Newsprint DSP
Accessories: Cutter Kit, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Stamping Sponges, Snail, Corner Rounder Punch, Basic Black Satin Ribbon

9 comments:

  1. Love it, Love it, Love it!!! I'll be getting this stamp set on Friday with my order, can't wait! I may have to just case this card. TFS

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  2. Love the vintage look.The ribbon really makes it pop.

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  3. Thanks for sharing your story on how your beautiful card came to life! The creative messes usually means the best cards

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  4. Beautiful card. Now following from Stampin' Connection.

    Diana
    www.secretlifeofpaper.blogspot.com

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  5. Nice! I love it when a card comes together! :)

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  6. Hi there! I'm now following your blog courtesy of Stampin' Connection & would love for you to stop by my blog & become a follower of mine...Thanks! www.lovesrubberstamps.com
    Great blog!

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  7. I was looking through your blog. You do some very nice work. I'm a new follower from SC.

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  8. Very pretty! Following along from VA! :)

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  9. love it! new follower from SC

    Juliet
    http://julietscrazyblog.blogspot.com/

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