Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Vintage Tuscan Vineyard

The Tuscan Vineyard Stamp Set from Stampin' Up!'s Annual Catalogue reminds me of two things. One was a movie I saw and loved many years ago called "Under the Tuscan Sun". Does anyone else remember that? I loved how the main character restores both the run down villa and vineyard and restores her life at the same time.

The landscape was so idyllic that it made you dream of moving to Tuscany and buying your own vineyard! My home decor at the time was also inspired by this film!

The other thing it reminds me of was drinking Chianti wine as a student in university! Not because we liked the wine so much, but mostly because those wicker-wrapped bottles looked so cool as drip candle holders as part of typical student decor along with macrame everything!

So with these images in mind, it was inevitable that my card would turn out to have a vintage feel to it! (Vintage - vineyard - get it? lol)

  • Once again, the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack proves useful as a background for these images! I can't remember a DSP that I've used so extensively before! It's a great deal.
  • Using the images from the Tuscan Vineyard stamp set, I stamped the vineyard with the villa, as well as the wine seal in Always Artichoke ink on Very Vanilla cardstock. The vineyard was die cut using the Layering Ovals Framelits, and the seal was punched out using the 1" Circle Punch. Both were sponged around the edges in Soft Suede to add to the vintage feel and the oval was mounted on a Scallop Oval backing in Elegant Eggplant, also from the Layering Ovals Framelits.
  • Our wicker wrapped demijohn wine bottles were stamped in Soft Suede in the bottom right corner of a small piece of Very Vanilla then hand cut around the tops of the bottles. This was also sponged with Soft Suede.
  • The flags were trimmed using the Banner Triple Punch. The sentiment from Guy Greetings was stamped using Soft Suede ink and the filigree and the corks were layered behind it in Sahara Sand ink, stamped off once.
  • Linen thread adds a finishing touch, wrapped twice gently around the Wood Textures paper and tied in a small bow.

Yesterday, I completed my pre-order from the Holiday Catalogue! I gotta tell you that it was soo hard to narrow down my choices into something resembling an affordable purchase! This catalogue is CRAZY GREAT! You're going to love it!  At least you can purchase something from it this month and don't have to wait the whole month of August before you can buy something.

Starting August 1, you are able to pre-purchase the Carols of Christmas Bundle, which is part of a Mega-Suite in the new catalogue!

You can order the bundle and get 10% off or you can get the elements separately if you like! Let me know if you'd like to order.

The Carols of Christmas bundle might be a good thing to spend your Bonus Days coupons on, as you can redeem then during the month of August!

Click on the links below to take you to my On-Line Store, where you can read about, look at, and purchase if you wish, the products used to make this card today.

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