Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Young Vermillion for the ladies!

Has anyone noticed that I'm ever so slightly obsessed with my Young Vermillion stamp at the moment? I can't stop thinking of things to do with it! It's not just one for the gentlemen either - nature-loving ladies will appreciate it too. My card today is, unusually for me, quite a layered one. Come and have a look:


This time I've teamed the bird image with the delicate leaves from Pocket Silhouettes. To get the autumnal effect, I inked the leafy stamp up with Old Olive ink then tapped it randomly with a Cajun Craze marker before stamping. The sky is sponged in with Bashful Blue ink and the bird and branch stamped over the top in Early Espresso - it's easy to extend the branch with the fine end of an Early Espresso marker. I coloured the image with a mixture of markers and watercolour pencils.


I do like a bit of tearing as an embellishment! The bird panel is torn and curled at one corner then mounted onto Always Artichoke card stock topped with a piece of Patterns designer paper for contrast.


The sentiment was stamped onto a scrap of Very Vanilla card stock and cut out with the Word Window punch. I punched a hole at each end and threaded ribbon through each, securing at the back with tape. Another piece of the ribbon was tied in a bow on one side.  I used dimensionals to attach the panel to a smooth Very Vanilla card base - the perfect foil to the busy panel.

Supplies needed for these cards:
Stamps: Young Vermillion,  Pocket Silhouettes, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Bashful Blue, Early Espresso, Old Olive, Cajun Craze
Card stock: Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Always Artichoke
Other: Water colour pencils, Neutrals markers, Old Olive 1/8" taffeta ribbon, Word Window punch, handheld punch, Patterns designer paper
I'd be delighted to order any of these supplies for you and I can have them delivered to your address in the UK. I am committed to providing excellent customer service and am always happy to help and advise. Just send me an email or give me a call on 01280 820593. 


For his homework yesterday my son had to write a thank you letter to the adventure centre he stayed at on his school trip. He set to work with enthusiasm and then read his letter out proudly. It spoke at length about the food at the centre, how excellent it was and how much my son had enjoyed it, but in his closing phrase he thanked the staff and added: "I really would have to say that this was the very best residential trip I have ever been on"  as if he were an old hand who spent his life writing critiques on the many residentials he'd experienced. He's been on two!

It's Three Minute Thursday here tomorrow so if you're looking for fast card ideas this is the place to be! Will the Young Vermillion stamp be featured? You'll just have to wait and see!

Enjoy your Wednesday, 

28 comments:

  1. Hi Vicky,
    I'm glad you keep using your Young Vermillion stamp. I think he's fabulous! And another beautifully stamped and coloured card today:)

    Your son is so funny, but I think the letter he wrote is really lovely. He sounds to be a very kind and thoughtful young man - Bless him!

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  2. Hi Vicky, I just love your cards and this one is no exception. It is just gorgeous. I have used lots of your ideas as they are so creative and yet quick to do. Thanks for inspiring us 'time strapped' working mothers who still like to make a hand made card with love!

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  3. I'm just in awe! LOVE this one. Really like all the foliage and the way you used that stamp. Yep, I'm ordering that stamp tomorrow!!!
    Lynn

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  4. This is beautiful, such a gorgeous detailed stamp, and I love the colouring on the leaves, great inking!

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  5. These cards using the Young Vermillion image are just fab Vicky! I don't think I could create such wonders with him, but you do such a fab job with the nature and bird stamps!!
    Hugs, Victoria ~x~

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  6. A beautiful and stunning card Vicky, I love the autumnal colours. The foilage is stunning.

    luv
    irene
    xxxx

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  7. Another beautiful card Vicky ! Lovely natural colours and great inking technique for your autumn leaves. Must have this stamp !!!!
    Jane x

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  8. Gorgeous card. Your design work is so wonderful.

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  9. I love the way you have threaded the ribbon through the sentiment tab - fabulous idea

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  10. You're certainly making good use of that lovely stamp. Great autumnal card Vicky. x

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  11. Beautifull card Vicky usng lovely colours being good and trying to keep up sorry dont know where the time goes at the mo Luv Sue x

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  12. I have loved looking at all the cards you have made with this stamp and I think that this is my favourite. I am now sat crying with frustration because I really want that stamp now!!!! - Jacqueline xx

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  13. Such a wonderful variety of cards you've made with this lovely stamp Vicky and I particularly love today's with the torn edge:)What a kind letter your son wrote to the centre I bet they didn't get too many response like that!
    I've seen Jenny's post with all the things we are going to make and I can't wait! I love that we get personalised tissue boxes, water bottles, badges and more. Amazing!
    Val x

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  14. Lovely cards you have made using this stamp and you have given me more inspiration.....

    Anne

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  15. It's so beautiful Vicky, you just go right on using these fabby stamps, I love the results, Gay xxx

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  16. I just had to Google Vermillion because apart from a bright red colour I didn't know what it was!! Apparently there is a Vermillion flycatcher which inhabits south-western US deserts :)

    Anyhows your card is just gorgeous and I love the foliage around the edge of the image and the cute sentiment tab :)
    Jenny x

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  17. I know, and the male bird is red but the young vermillion ISN'T apparently - I actually looked it up so that I could colour it properly! Vx

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  18. Vicky, you're so awesome!! you've managed to create another brilliant and very different card using the bird, and seeing all these I've now had to add him on my wish list.

    Bev.x

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  19. Ps. I forgot to say Congratulations on your Award from Jacqueline! Well deserved.

    Bev.x

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  20. What a cute little bird. You have used him to good effect.

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  21. Wow - I can see why you love the stamp!! What I adore about this card is the tearing!!! The corrugated panel behind it, just makes the tearing stand out even more!!

    Great job!
    and I had a nice laugh about your son's Thank You note!!!

    Maria

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  22. Vicky, love that this gorgeous little bird looks so different in each of your cards. I might have to add him to my wish list. Helen (Sydney)

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  23. Hi Vicky
    Wow!!! another stunner ...that bird is gorgeous ...i think you might be twisting my arm...really lovely Vicky....
    Hugs sylvie
    xx

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  24. And I really love this delightful bird with the Pocket Silhouette leaves colored for Autumn! The torn corner and DSP behind are a wonderful touch.

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  25. That's a great combination of stamps and a lovely card x

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  26. Vicky I love your style and am always inspired by your stamping and techniques and have even been known to pinch a few ! This stamp is beautiful but it your expertise and talent that make the difference. Your son once again made my day is is a proper little gentleman he should start his own blog and I bet he would be quoting some of his mothers sayings !

    Marie

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  27. Beautiful card and love the use of good old faithful Pocket Silhouettes. Sadly as new products arrive we sometimes sadly forget the good oldies .... off to dust mine off now. TFS

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I love reading your comments. Thank you for taking the time to leave them! Vicky x