Friday, January 6, 2012

PPA126 and Vintage Vogue

Greetings, Stampers! Today I have a card for you that features the Vintage Vogue Stamp Set, one of my favorites. I must admit, I really like the way this card came out. There is quite a bit of detail thanks to many layers, but each layer is simple to do on it's own.

I designed this card for the Pals Paper Arts Color Challenge. What great colors! I love making monochromatic cards. It's so easy to come up with an eye pleasing creation.

For the focal piece, first I embossed an oval with the Designer Frames Embossing Folder, cut it out and sponged a little with Baja Breeze Ink. Then, I stamped my image and cut it out with the Extra Large Oval Punch, which fits perfectly in the frame. I stamped the image once again, and this time cut out the "F". I popped it atop the other with a few Dimensionals.

The flower is so pretty, isn't it? I just stamped and cut out two flowers, sponged and layered with a pearl in the center. You can curl the petals a little just by running them across your bone folder.

One of my quests for 2012 was to learn how to make a perfect bow. I think I have just about achieved that thanks to a video tutorial by my fellow Stampin' Up! demonstrator, "Frenchie". The bow is made using a fork, that's right, a fork! 

I used a serving fork to make my bow, as it is a little larger than an eating utensil and makes slightly larger loops. Here is my fork of choice. You can see Frenchie's video tutorial by clicking here. Try it, and you'll never be frustrated by a bow again!

Not to be forgotten, the inside of the card received a little attention, as well. A little stamping on the inside of a card makes such a big difference. I think it really makes the card special.
Stampin' Up! Products Used:
Stamp Sets: Vintage Vogue
Card Stock: Baja Breeze, Not Quite Navy, Very Vanilla
Ink Pads: Baja Breeze, Not Quite Navy
Tools: Big Shot, Designer Frames Embossing Folder, Framed Tulips Embossing Folder, Extra Large Oval Punch, Sponge Daubers
Accessories: Not Quite Navy Taffeta Ribbon, Pearls

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Linda Callahan said...

So soft and pretty! Now I am off to check out that bow video!

Dawn Tidd said...

So elegant, each of your layers holds a little surprise! It's a beautiful card, Sandy. I too am off to check out the video!

Two Happy Stampers said...

Love how you coordinated the blue with this stamp set...lovely! - heidi

Ellen said...

Sooo pretty! Suits these colors perfectly. :)

Margaret said...

Such a pretty card and I love the layered flowers!

Mary Fish said...

so soft and pretty. love the 3-D "F". congrats on being a ppa favorite. hugs, mary