I really love the way the Pines & Poinsettias Stamp Set works with the color combo of Cherry Cobbler, Always Artichoke, Crumb Cake and Early Espresso. Very vintage-y! I did not come up with this color combo all on my own; I came across it when looking through last year's Holiday Mini Catalog for inspiration.
Speaking of inspiration, how about Mary Jo's Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge this week? I love it! I did not deviate from it a bit; it is just perfect.
This card was also designed for the Pals Paper Arts Challenge, which is a holiday inspired challenge. "Use this picture as a jumping off point for your inspiration- the colors, shapes, textures-let us see what inspires you." I think I see some Artichoke, Cherry and Crumb Cake in that photo, don't you?
As they say, the difference is in the details. The image from the Pines & Poinsettias Stamp Set looks oh so much better when it is framed out by card stock embossed with the Designer Frames Embossing Folder. Detail #2 is Rule #1 to me when it comes to creating vintage style: "Everything looks better sponged with Crumb Cake!" The background was stamped with Always Artichoke ink that was stamped off once for a lighter image. Add a distressed edge, and a couple of pearls, and this project is good to go.
Stampin' Up! Products Used:
Stamp Sets: Pines & Poinsettias, Grateful Greetings
Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, Always Artichoke
Ink Pads: Crumb Cake, Always Artichoke, Early Espresso
Markers: Cherry Cobbler, Always Artichoke, Early Espresso
Tools: Big Shot, Designer Frames Embossing Folders, Extra Large Oval, Modern Label and Curly Label Punches, Stampin' Sponge
Accessories: Dimensionals, Pearls
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