Vintage Inspiration

First of all, let me apologize for my photography...I am having issues with making my pictures appear right...they're always too dark or too light and I hesitate to adjust the values on my computer too much because then the colors don't come across true....anyways, long story short I need to photograph in natural light, I know, I lair of a craft room is in the basement!

So here is a card I made inspired by my good Design Team friend from Late Night Stampers Carole'Anne. She has some great stuff on her blog here.

My card base is Soft Suede. The background was made by stamping my flower pattern from Vintage Vogue in Versamark on Very Vanilla and embossing with Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder. I then rubbed the paper with a sponge and Soft Suede ink and wiped the embossed areas with a paper towel to rub the ink off of them. I got this from Carole'Anne and really love the way it turned out. I then tied a Whisper White Satin Ribbon around it.

My Flower was made my stamping the flower from Vintage Vogue in Old Olive Craft Ink Twice on Very Vanilla and embossed again with Stampin' Emboss Powder. I then snipped them out with my Paper Snips and fastne them together with a Very Vanilla Jumbo Brad. I folded and curved the petals a bit for a more three dimensional look. I dabbed some White Shimmer Paint on the top of the Brad. Although its hard to see I attempted to make some "faux" pearls in the upper left corner using Shimmer Paint and Crystal Effects (another idea from Carole'Anne!)

Thanks for looking!


Juliana said...

Love the card--so pretty! It is actually a snap to make your own light box, which allows you to take photos at any time of day and have them turn out well. My favorite tutorial is this one:

I used a diaper case box turned on its side, plus a goose neck lamp balanced on some boxes to the side for lighting.

Heather Wachtman said...

I love your take on it Melissa, it's beautiful.

Mary Davidson said...

Gorgeous card, Melissa!

Anonymous said...

What a great card and hope to try the faux pearl.

Carole'Anne AKA Stampin Stressaway said...

This card is just fabulous Melissa
I sure love your take on this
Ain't this stamp set the best thing since sliced bread??
I love it my friend
Job well donE

Heather Van Duker said...

ooooo! So pretty! I've always loved the reverse emboss/sponging technique, it gives projects so much texture and depth. Love that satin ribbon, too!

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