Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Vintage Vogue thank you

I've always had a bit of a bee in my bonnet about vintage fabrics and am constantly trying to recreate the feel of them with stamps and ink. Here's a thank you card I made with a fabric in mind:

I think I'm feeling wistful for summer with this colour scheme which reminds me of hot nasturtiums tumbling over a sunbaked Cotswold stone wall...

Here's how to make this card:

  • Cut a piece of Whisper White card stock 11cm square. Make a grid pattern on it using the Fiskars trimmer and scoring blade. Sponge So Saffron ink over this to give a shabby chic look.
  • Use the grid pattern as a rough guide to stamp flowers in. Don't use a stamp-a-majig for this as you want the flowers to look slightly haphazard but still in a square shape! Add leaves.
  • Stamp the flower centres accurately using a stamp-a-majig this time.
  • Use the stamp-a-majig again to stamp the sentiment.
  • Mount the panel onto a 12cm square Very Vanilla card base.

Stamps: Vintage Vogue, Season of Joy, Pocket Silhouettes (for the sentiment)
Ink: So Saffron, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Always Artichoke
Card stock: Whisper White, Very Vanilla

I can't get over the many different looks you can get with Vintage Vogue! What a fabulous set! (To see more cards I've made with Vintage Vogue take a look at my index on the side bar to the right.)

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Thanks for visiting me today!
Hope to see you again tomorrow.


  1. Lovely card Vicky. Reminds of long, hot, carefree summers in the `70`s.
    Lynne xxx

  2. That is a very good idea and looks beautiful.


  3. Gorgeous card Vicky - fab colours - Jacqueline xx.

  4. Beautifull, yes makes me think of summer and wish it would come back:(

  5. How very beautiful, I love the colours and it makes me think of a bedspread my grandma used to have when I was a child :)

  6. this is just gorgeous.. love it.. :)

  7. The flowers stamped as they are would have been pretty on their own, but the sponged and gridded background give so much visual interest. Very nice.

  8. Wonderful card. The flowers are great.


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