Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Fresh Vintage sympathy

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I'm enjoying putting my Fresh Vintage stamp set through its paces. Today I made a sympathy card with it using the fabulous sketch at Young Crafters Unite.


The card contrasts sharply with yesterday's bright creation - I just wanted to show you how well the set works for a sombre occasion. Come and have a look:


I've used the large plant image to create the background and by stamping off have introduced shades of grey as well as black which gives it a bit of depth. The edges of the panel were sponged with Early Espresso ink.


I loved the sentiment banner in the sketch and have simply recreated it with a line scored either side to add interest. The sentiment is from Petite Pairs, a set which contains double sentiments to use inside as well as outside a card, and I inked only part of this one using a Basic Black marker. To accentuate the sentiment I stamped the large single flower in the set, cut it out and added one of the wonderful Vintage Brads. I cut my flower out by hand but I understand that the snowflake builder punch fits beautifully and will make shorter work of the task!

Supplies needed for this card:
Stamps: Fresh Vintage, Petite Pairs
Ink: Basic Black, Early Espresso
Card stock: Very Vanilla, Naturals Ivory
Other: Vintage Brads, scoring blade, paper snips, stamp-a-majig
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I've had a rather trying day today involving emergency dentist appointments and rain... I'll say no more! Thank you for coming to see me and for your lovely comments and emails which I love reading. I'll be back tomorrow with a quick card for Three Minute Thursday so do come and join me if you have a minute.

Hugs,

23 comments:

  1. Once again, your stamping is wonderful, Vicky. I also like what you did by scoring the banner, such a nice little touch:)

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  2. Beautifully done! I rarely make 'patterned paper' with my stamps but it's SO effective. Love it!
    Cheers, Karen

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  3. Beautiful monochrome card Vicky. Love this Fresh vintage set and you've created such a stunning background pattern with it!
    Hugs, Victoria ~x~

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  4. This really goes to show that it's what you do with the stamps that makes the difference. Your homemade damask style paper is just fab and I love the antique brad detail. Lovely!

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  5. Great monochrome card Vicky lovely design too

    Anne

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  6. The stamp makes a beautiful background paper, I can see it in lots of different colours. x

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  7. Beautiful card Vicky. The background is stunning. A xx

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  8. Gorgeous card Vicky. Hope today is a better for you!!
    M x

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  9. Well you certainly get your moneys worth out of your stamp sets! Your card today is lovely and easily adaptable for other occasions.
    Hope that your problems have diminished and today will be happier.
    L x

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  10. I too love making papers from my stamps and this one is stunning; I like the sponging in early expresso, it just warms it up enough to soften the black.
    Hope you have a really good day today !!!
    Jane x

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  11. Super card. Hope you have a better day today xxx

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  12. I honestly thought that was DP til I read your post. It's utterly gorgeous!
    Hope the dentist wasn't too traumatic.
    Tara x

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  13. Wow Vicky you've created a fabulous backing paper, can't believe how different it looks from yesterday's card! Love the antique brad, it really finishes it off. Sounds as if you need to send this card to yourself!! Hope today is better for you:)
    Val x

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  14. Gorgeous! Love the vintage look you created with your stamping. :) Hope tomorrow is a better day.

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  15. Uggg dentist and rain !! on their own they are bad enough but put them together not very nice at ll, unlike your card which is more than very nice. Love that gorgeous background stamp and how your scored the sentiment.Little touches like that are lways so prevalent on all of your cards and takes them to a higher level.

    Marie

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  16. A beautiful and stunning cardand so Vintage. the background stamp is fabulousa and WOW those brads are gorgeous.
    luv
    irene
    xxxx

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  17. I love that hand-stamped paper Vicky... could easily be a designer paper!They certainly are versatile stamps and no doubt you have lots of other ideas to show us too:)
    Jenny x

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  18. Crikey wouldn't have believed they were the same, just fabulous

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  19. This is lovely.. its so classy and effective. I love it! tx

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  20. This is very elegant, Vicky! I love the flower and brad that draw the eye to the sentiment.

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  21. I've just 'lifted' this card and mentioned your blog as my inspiration. Thanks for sharing the idea.

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  22. Such a tasteful and stylish card just like your good self !

    Marie

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  23. Such a pretty card! Thank you so much for joining our Young Crafters Unite challenge =)

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