Monday, January 13, 2014

A Vintage Swap Card from Leadership 2014

So I've been up for 22 hours now, travelling back from Leadership 2014 and visiting with my daughter in Vancouver, so this is going to be a kind of a short blog post.  I wanted to share the swap card that I made for Barbara Welch's Wow Vintage Swap!  (I just about wrote Very Vintrage, which I think would compliment Stampin' Up!'s Brian Pilling's Festive Furies very well - if you were at Leadership you will know what I mean!!)

Without further ado, here is my swap:

It combines the old with the new, by using the Peaceful Petals flower from the new Occasions Catalogue with images from Postage Due and Background Builders from the Annual Catalogue. There's lots of sponging with Soft Suede ink going on here and plentiful pearling (that's a verb!)  And just a tad of Gorgeous Grunge thrown in for good measure!

  • The Peaceful Petals flower was stamped twice on vellum cardstock with Versamark in and embossed in gold Stampin' Emboss Powder.  It was then coloured in in some areas with a Soft Suede Stampin' Write Marker.  Layers were hand trimmed with Paper Snips and it was assembled with Dimensionals to give it a 3D look.  The smallest pearls adorned the flower center.
  • The banner tag with the double furled end was created by stamping the sentiment from Blessings From Heaven in Soft Suede ink on the strip of Very Vanilla cardstock, cutting the flag end on the right and then working the other end with the bone folder until the paper plies separate.  You then sponge everything in Soft Suede and curl the plies separately to make the double furl.
Must go to bed now before I drop!  See you tomorrow with new weekly specials!


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  3. Wow, can I come to your house to make that? After you get caught up on your sleep, of course! ;)

    1. Sure, Lenore! We'll do this one at a Technique Night.

  4. This is stunningly beautiful! Thanks for sharing...


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