The first is a little notelet made from Very Vanilla card stock. I masked the top of the card front and stamped the gorgeous swirl from Baroque Motifs on the bottom half using Basic Black ink. A piece of Basic Black card stock neatens the edge. You will find so many gorgeous motifs to cut out of these papers to use to embellish your cards and projects - I am particularly taken with the cameos and the beautiful Gustavian-style swirls and frames. Stampin' Up's self-adhesive pearls come in a sheet of three different sizes and the tiny ones are perfect for decorating the cameo.
There's more than a touch of the vintage ladies' boudoir about the next card I made - I was thinking damask, satin, lace, pearls...
The black satin ribbon works well with these papers and sponging the punched flowers with Crumb Cake ink and decorating them with pearls gives them a lovely vintage look.
The eyelet border punch adds a touch of lace at the bottom of the card that I think contrasts beautifully with the classic design on the paper.
I cut an aperture in the paper using the Decorative Label punch and used it to frame my cameo.
The final card is my favourite:
I embossed only part of the Very Vanilla card stock with the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder before covering almost all of one half with this gloriously understated designer paper. The join is covered with black satin ribbon and then topped with this fabulous frame:
Isn't it beautiful?! I cut it out with my sharp paper snips and added a cameo and one of my vintage-style flowers.
These cards were made with just a fraction of these papers and there are loads of different styles in the pack - here are just some of them:
Supplies needed for these cards:
Stamps: Baroque Motifs
Ink: Crumb Cake (for sponging)
Card stock: Very Vanilla
Punches: Eyelet border, Decorative Label, Boho Blossoms, Itty Bitty punch pack
Other: Timeless Portrait designer paper, Basic Pearls, Basic Black satin ribbon, Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder
Today my oldest son set off for boxing club then returned within minutes. "I suppose it would help if I had some kit!" he said as he came back in. "I'm so un-organised!" My daughter looked up. "You're not UNorganised - you're DISorganised!" she said. "So actually, what you are is illiterate!" One of the lovely things about having children is that they are so entertaining to listen to!
Thank you as always for your visit today and for your comments and emails which I thoroughly enjoy reading and replying to. I'll be back tomorrow with Three Minute Thursday when I'll have not just one fast card but two bonus ones as well! Hope you can join me,