Wednesday 13 July 2011

Vintage embossing with Nature Walk

I'm having another vintage moment today! No, I'm not wearing my nightdress under my clothes (a recurring nightmare of mine!) - instead I'm referring to this week's Make My Monday where the challenge is to make a vintage card using an embossing technique. Oh I do love a bit of embossing! Come and see what I've come up with:

Nature Walk is never very far from my desk and this is the bird from that set. I stamped him in Early Espresso ink and clear-embossed him and he's looking unusually important today - you'll notice he's wearing the crown from Tiny Tags! And if we zoom in...

... you'll see the crown is pretty darned golden too thanks to my gold embossing powder! The Baja Breeze backdrop to his royal birdiness has been decorated with the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder, which I cut into this lovely shape with the Top Note die. I mounted that onto some of the Newsprint designer paper which I'd torn and sponged round the edges with Crumb Cake ink. Oh and look at those gorgeous leaf sprays!  - they're made with the Little Leaves Sisslits die. This die and the embossing folder are exclusive to Stampin' Up, along with loads of others - have a look at pages 7-10 in the mini catalogue (on my side bar) to check them out.

There's a circular tab on one side with two eyelets set into it - one to take my BajaBreeze seam binding bow and the other for a little tag cut out with the jewellery punch. I gold-embossed the word 'love' on the tag because I thought this card had a touch of the fairy tale about it that would make it good for an engagement or anniversary.

I'm excited to say I can enter this card into Jules Crafty Snippet challenge too as it's been made out of off-cuts of card stock and paper and other items in my bits and pieces box. Oh, except the bird - I did have a bird in the box but I wanted him to wear the crown so I re-did him. Hope it still counts...

Supplies needed for this card:
Stamps: NatureWalk, Tiny Tags
Ink: Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, versamark
Card stock: Very Vanilla, Baja Breeze, Pear Pizzazz, Crumb Cake
Other: Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder, clear and gold embossing powders, Little Leaves die, circle punch, jewellery punch, Baja Breeze seam binding, cropadile, eyelets, Newsprint designer paper
You can buy any of these supplies from me and I can have them delivered to your address in the UK. Just send me an email or give me a call on 01280 820593.

My oldest son is getting to be an expert cook. The other day I asked him for advice on making a thai curry as he'd made a really tasty one in Food Tech at school. "First you get a pan," he told me. "What sort of a pan?" I asked. "I dunno," he said. "What? You can't remember what kind of pan you used?!" I cried. "I think it was a saucepan," he said. "I can't remember what these things are called..." Hmmm. And this is the boy who can remember every tiny specification for every single electronic gadget known to man!

Thank you for your company today. I'll be back with Three Minute Thursday tomorrow and I'll hope to see you then.


  1. Hi Vicky

    What a gorgeous creation!

    Loving the two eyelets for the ribbon and sentiment .. .. .. such gorgeous supplies!!

    The newspaper print paper is especially eye catching alongside that fabby bird!!

    I am completely new to Stampin' Up. I was sent a stamp my blog buddy had duplicated the other week in her collection and have been "You Tubing" to see what I can do with it .. .. but now wishing I hadn't!!! I have seen so many gorgeous things.

    Let's hope my hubby's syndicate won the Euromillions when he gets to work. If so I will be emailing you for probably one of everything ... except the stamp I already have LOL!!!

    Thank you for the inspiration and for keeping me company in my mission to clear the craftspace of snippets.

    Love Jules xx

    p.s. As for your recurring nightmare .. .. at least you wear your nightdress under your clothes .. .. in mine I am only wearing a nightdress .. .. and I am usually somewhere important at the time!!

  2. Good morning Vicky. It's always a pleasure to read your comments they always make me smile. As fr the skin tight leather pants that's a definite no no , anyway the band is noise grunge !!!!!!!!! whatever that is so more like holey jeans lol.Love your card and the little birdy with the blingy crown is super and very regal indeed, have to say do love a bit of embossing myself this is perfect especially with the aperture. love to hear about your children , your son is right a pan is a pan ! Have a great day looking for to tomorrows creation.


  3. Hello vicky

    Such a fabulous card, I love your embossing and your little bitd is just perfect wearing his crown.


  4. That newsprint designer paper is gorgeous, perfect for all those difficult to design for men-folk in my life

  5. Morning Vicky . . . a very interesting and unusual card today. Crowned birds! Very novel! Love the idea with the eyelets.

    Hugs, Sandra

  6. It is great I love the colors. Beautiful card

  7. Fabulous card Vicky. Love the crown on the bird's head and your blue embossed piece - thank you for joining us again on Make My Monday - Jacqueline xx.

  8. As you know I love a bit of embossing. Yours is fab and I love your majestic bird.
    Lynne xxx

  9. Wow such a pretty card Vicky, well done! If you drop me an email I will fill you in ( in a nice way lol)...oh that sounded worrying!!! :O)Viv xx

  10. Hello Vicky,,, I have those "senior" moments too... where the milk goes in the cupboard and the teabags in the fridge. YET ANOTHER BEAUTIFUL CARD from you Vicky for the Make My Monday challenge.

  11. Gorgeous card, Vicky. I love the vintage look, it's my favourite right now. I also love the bird with crown and the gorgeous embossed background.

    I love reading what your son's say...boys are so funny - Mine included! x

  12. thanks for visiting my blog! I'm am wowed by your blog it is gorgeous! Will have to add you to my favourites!
    Kelly xx

  13. I love the birds little crown, it's so fun. A xx

  14. I love the embossing Vicky on the crown and the background. The tiny tag is such a cute touch too. You really love that natures walk set don't you :)
    Jenny x

  15. Stunning vintage card, love the colour card you used, it's beautiful!

  16. Love this Vicky, the blue and green are so summery to me. Love the bird and the embossing too

  17. Lovely card-that's bird stamp's great isn't it.

  18. This is a very lovely card!!!! Perfectly trendy!!

  19. Fab Vicky just fab Luv Sue x

  20. A stunning card Vicky - I love all the little details :) Sarah xx

  21. A lovely card, love the aperture. Thanks for your continued support at MMM. Caz

  22. HAHA, cute story about your son. It's called selective memory. ;) And your card is a masterpiece! I love all the little details and layers, especially the texty background.

  23. A stunning creation Vicky. Love the bird with his crown and the gorgeous embossing and inking.
    Your little story about your son really made me smile too.
    Thanks for joining in again over at Make My Monday and hope to see you next time.
    Fliss x


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