Shana Gaff
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Sunday, April 7, 2013

A Lil' Bit Vintage?

I am always saying that I am no good at making vintage cards, but I think I made a card that is a lil' bit vintage today! I was in love with the colors at the colourQ this week and as soon as I saw them I thought they would be great for a vintage card so I attempted to make one.  I paired it with the sketch at Handstamped Sentiments and the ribbon and pearl challenge at Stampin' Royalty
I am so excited that Stampin' Up! is bringing back Blushing Bride as part of the Color Refresh in the 2013-2014 catalog. I think it is the perfect vintage pink.  Luckily I already had some left from when it was an In Color so I started with that for my card base, along with a layer of it embossed with the Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder and sponged with ink. 
When I think vintage, I think distressed, so I first stamped En Francais in Blushing Bride on the doily, then rubbed the ink pad across the doily to "dirty" it up a bit. I also did this to the embossed back panel to make it pop.  The flowers are stamped on Watercolor Paper in Soft Suede and colored with Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral and Daffodil Delight. I used my Blender Pen to make the colors look soft and muted.  I am plum out of Calypso Coral ribbon so I sponged my Whisper White Organza with Calypso Coral ink to add some color.

Stamp Sets: Bordering on Romance, En Francais, Feel Goods
Cardstock: Blushing Bride, Soft Suede
Ink: Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Soft Suede
Tools: Vintage Wallpaper EF, Apothecary Accents Framelits, Sponge, Blender Pen
Accessories: Doily, Whisper White Organza Ribbon, Pearls, Dimensionals 


  1. So Pretty!!! Love the soft color combo!!! Great texture!!! The watercolor flowers are beautiful!!! Thanks for playing along with HSS, Diane

  2. So amazing, seriously the coloring in your flowers and the embellishments in your project- great job! Thanks for sharing with us at HSS!

  3. those flowers are great! love your card!

  4. You did a great vintage job! I too am SO psyched that Blushing Bride is back...I have often glanced at my empty tab in my cardstock bin and missed it ;) Your card is just feminine and frilly and beautiful, I love the stamped doily. Thanks for playing at HSS! Erika

  5. That looks really pretty. I simply loved it.

  6. This is so pretty!! Love the look of the stamping on the doily.

  7. Beautiful card Shana. Thank you so much for sharing with us this week at the colourQ!

  8. I think you did vintage wonderfully on this card Shana! LOVE everything about it - very well made and gorgeous. Hugs D
    PS I love Blushing Bride too :o)