Saturday, 18 December 2010
I have loved the Vintage Vogue stamp set ever since it came out. I'm so pleased that Stampin' Up! carried it forward into the main catalogue (page 62). It is now available in both wood mount (£22.95) and clear mount (17.95).
The colours on the above card are Soft Suede, River Rock and Rich Razzleberry together with a little Very Vanilla.
I stamped the background onto our new glossy cardstock using the large En Francais stamp (Page 61 £16.95). I then tried a new technique - Faux Linen. Sand the cardstock vertically and horizontally until all the gloss is removed. Lightly sponge ink (River Rock) all over the cardstock and then sand over the surface again. I used the Sanding Block from the Distressing Essentials kit (page 103 £14.95) to do the sanding and it worked a treat :o) I love the finish it's given me - although hard to see in the photo. It gives a beautiful vintage look to the background.
The flower centre is made up of Very Vanilla 3/8" Taffeta ribbon which I dyed with my River Rock Marker pen. I twisted it into a coil and added one of the Basic Pearls (page 99 £4.50) to finish off.
I used Rich Razzleberry 5/8" Satin ribbon for the ruffles. These were so easy to create and I love the look of them - much easier to produce than the pleating I did on my previous class! I think I'll be giving this to my ladies to try soon :o)