Friday, August 26, 2011

Simpy Soft Calypso Coral

Its often that I want to make a vintage card... and get lost in the process... why? (shake my head) because I want to keep it too clean.  I continue to put forth the effort.

I want to make a collection of vintage looking cards for a card box set for a friend, and EVERYTIME I  park my butt down to do it - I end up with something TOTALLY different than I wanted... seriously? why can it just cooperate!

It was a rainy night, which I thought maybe would help me pull in the vintage forces.... so I got the embossing folder out that is Vintage Wallpaper, and used Very Vanilla CS. I then sponged it with Crumb Cake. In my head I guess I think that makes it look "older". I tore a corner off and sponged it, then I wished I didn't, but I couldn't stop.... well I could .. but I didn't!..

I used the Simply Soft  (Hostess) stamp set, in Early Espresso, then colored the flowers with Calypso Coral using a Blender pen. I added Wild Wasabi to the stems. Then used a white gel pen to the little stems in the center of the flowers.

I layered it up with Crumb Cake, and Calypso Coral CS. I did sponged the edges before adhering them together. I added Pearls to the ripped corner after I put some Crumb Cake seam binding across the middle.

I didn't add a sentiment, because I truly thought it might be pulled apart... So what do you think? Is this vintage? What do you do to make a vintage looking card?  Maybe I will stick to clean.. ?

Have a great day!

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Sharon F said...

So very pretty.

Carol V said...

I love this card....I might have to case it for my club members.....thanks for sharing