Friday, June 10, 2011

PPA97 and Vintage Hydrangea

This week, the Pals Paper Arts Challenge is: "What's your signature style? Anything goes." So exactly what is my style? That depends what day it is! I guess I'm a complicated person. I like rock and roll, jazz and classical depending upon my mood. I think I'm the same way about paper crafting. Some days I'm clean and simple, other days I am more complex and vintage.

I have wanted to make a vintage style card with the beautiful hydrangea stamp from the Because I Care stamp set since I got it almost a year ago and this challenge was the perfect opportunity. Where does the time go? So many inspirations, so little time... Well, this gorgeous hostess set is about to retire and if you have had your eye on it, now's the time to make a move. You can earn this set free by hosting a workshop or placing an order of $150 or more. However, after June 30, it will no longer be available.

The hydrangea was stamped with Stazon ink on the top note die cut first, and colored with ink pads and a blender pen. Then I sponged the edges with Early Espresso ink. Next, I layered the top note over a piece of Crumb Cake card stock and ran it through the Big Shot with the Framed Tulips embossing folder. I then sponged the edges of everything again with Early Espresso ink, and stamped the border image at the bottom.

Stampin’ Up! products used:
Stamp sets: Because I Care
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake
Ink pads: Stazon, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, So Saffron, Not Quite Navy, Always Artichoke, Old Olive
Markers: Early Espresso
Tools: Framed Tulips Embossing Folder, Top Note Die, Big Shot, Color Spritzer Tool, 1 ¾" x 7/8" Oval Punch, Stampin' Sponge, Blender Pen
Accessories: Early Espresso Taffeta Ribbon, Crumb Cake Seam Binding, Chantilly and Victoria Crochet Trims, Antique Brads, Pearls, Linen Thread, Vintage Trinkets, Mini Glue Dots
View the last chance stamp sets here
View the last chance accessories here
(Note: these items are available in limited quantities so order soon!)

Thanks for visiting today,



Linda Callahan said...

This is gorgeous - love the vintage look and all of your details!

Margaret said...

Stunning!I love using this stamp set, but have never used the shabby/vintage feel that you have captured perfectly! TFS!

Melanie C said...

BEAUTIFUL card! I love all of the detail. Thank you for playing along with Pals Paper Arts.