Thursday, April 26, 2012
Wonderful Mom Vintage Card
Here is a bold and beautiful card for Mom using the eclectic Attic Boutique Designer Series Paper along with the coordinating Attic Boutique Side Notes. In case you missed it in the Occasions Mini Catalog, these die-cut tags and accents are not only perfect for scrapbook pages, but are right at home on greeting cards as well.
For this card, I altered the side note, cutting off one side completely and trimmed the remaining corner to create the curved edge. For subtle aging/distressing, I applied tea stain distressing ink from the Distressing Essentials Kit. I also applied tea stain ink to the larger background paper. Inking just part of a greeting from the Messages for Mom stamp set allowed me to add a sentiment to the printed banner.
Using the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, I cropped two tiny scallop circles from Poppy Parade card stock; then sponged them lightly with Whisper White craft ink. This tones down the Poppy Parade just a bit and matches the tones in the paper perfectly!
The "MOM" image is stamped with a VersaMark/Early Espresso combo onto Poppy Parade and clear embossed. After hand cutting the letters, I popped them onto the side note following the curve. Tiny Basic Pearls adorn the letter "O" and the little flowers.
I know some of you are very curious about this Designer Series Paper and wondering about ways to use it. I hope this gives you a bit of inspiration and I'll be sharing another card or two featuring more of this paper in the next few days. Now that I've finally used it, I think I'm going to really miss this beautiful patterned paper!
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Today's project featured the following Stampin' Up! products:
Stamps: Messages for Mom (W-117016, C-118580)
Ink: Early Espresso (119670), VersaMark (102283), Tea Stain Distressing Ink (Distressing Essentials 118762), Whisper White Craft Ink (101780)
Paper: Daffodil Delight (119683), Poppy Parade (119793), Attic Boutique Designer Series Paper (125407)
Tools: Heat Tool (100005), Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack (118309), Stamping Sponges (101610),
Accessories: Attic Boutique Side Notes (125413), Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder (109130), Jewels Basic Pearls (119247), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)