Sunday, January 6, 2013

A Vintage Valentine for The Paper Players

Greetings, Stampers! I'm very excited to be a guest designer at The Paper Players for the first time today! This week Ann has provided us with a timely theme challenge, "Love is in the Air". I make lots of Valentines Day cards every year so this challenge worked out great for me.

I was inspired to create a Vintage Valentine using lots of new goodies from the Stampin' Up Spring Catalog. As you can see, I went a little crazy with accessories, but I figured, why not? More is more when is comes to vintage cards, at least I think so! I wanted to use some non-traditional colors, so I opted for Calypso Coral and Lucky Limeade which was inspired by the Tea for Two Designer Series Paper.

Some of the scrumptious accessories used include 5/8" Flower Trim (which I adore), Tea Lace Paper Doilies and some crumpled up Crumb Cake Tafetta Ribbon. The greeting is from the Delightful Dozen Stamp Set and was colored with markers.

For the Calyspo Coral heart, I used the Hearts a Flutter Stamp Set with Versamark Ink and heat embossed it with White Embossing Powder. A Vintage Faceted Designer Button was tied off with a little White Baker's Twine.

Stampin' Up! Products Used:
Stamp Sets: Hearts a Flutter, Delightful Dozen
Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Calypso Coral, Naturals Ivory
Designer Series Paper: Tea for Two
Ink Pads: Versamark, Crumb Cake
Markers: Calypso Coral, Lucky Limeade
Tools: Big Shot, Hearts a Flutter Framelits, Little Leaves Sizzlit, Heat Tool, Small Heart Punch
Accessories: White Embossing Powder, Tea Lace Paper Doilies, Crumb Cake Seam Binding, Victoria Crochet Trim, White Bakers Twine, Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons, Pearls, 5/8" Flower Trim

Thanks for visiting today! 


Anonymous said...

I love it! Absolutely gorgeous with all of it's layers and texture!

Nance Leedy said...

What a gorgeous vintage creation, Sandy! Just lovely for your first GD card. I really like the color combination and all the texture is beautiful. Welcome to the team!

Carol Carriveau said...

Lovely Victorian style card...soft colors and embellishments.

Anne Marie Hile said...

Just gorgeous, Sandy! I love all of the lovely vintace touches you added. The little trio of hearts at the top is a wonderful touch, too. SO happy to have you joining us at the Paper Players! Welcome, welcome! Hope you have an awesome week! Hugs! :)

Terry Bollard said...

The whole thing looks lovely. I love all the combinations of the layers and the colors are just so warm to look at. This is such a great vintage creation.

jaydee said...

Sandy, what a great way to kick off your DT stint! I love the unexpected color scheme, it was so refreshing to see. I love the cluster of flowers and the doily heart and the polka dot base. Fabulous