Thursday, 26 January 2012

Three Minute Thursday Fresh Vintage

I'm continuing my celebration of Sale-a-bration today with another card using the fabulous free stamp set Fresh Vintage. Free stamp set?!!! I hear you ask. Yes, it's true - Stampin' Up are giving away a choice of four different stamp sets and a pack of designer papers to all customers ordering £45 or more! You get an extra stamp set when you buy the Starter Kit during Sale-a-bration too! Click here for more details and to see all the gorgeous Sale-a-bration sets.

But I digress... let's talk about my three minute card for today. I've become addicted to the wonderful ColourQ site with its colour challenges and I've thoroughly enjoyed using this week's glorious colour combination for today's card.


Come and see:



Have I mentioned how totally in love with Fresh Vintage I am?! Here's a different look for that wonderful plant image - this time the rubber has been coloured with markers and the image stamped onto textured card stock. I've added a shadow with a Sahara Sand marker, added a little sentiment tag and popped the panel up onto a smooth card stock base. Very quick and simple!

Let's have a closer look at that flower:


Can you see how the stamped image takes on the texture of the card stock? It looks a bit like tapestry.  I've been a huge fan of textured card stock for a long time - I love the subtlety of it, particularly when paired with smooth card stock in the same colour - but I've only recently seen how effective stamping on textured card stock can be! Marking in a shadow takes seconds but can really make the image pop.


Here's the little sentiment tag. I stamped the sentiment on a scrap of smooth card stock and cut it out with my Word Window punch. It's really easy to make a ribbon tail on one side, sponge it with Crumb Cake ink and attach it to the floral panel with a More Mustard brad.

Edited to add: My blogland pal LeAnne pointed out that this card works for The Paper Players challenge this week too. This is a new one on me - but it looks like another fun challenge to incorporate into my week! Why not check it out?!

Supplies needed for this card:
Stamps: Fresh Vintage, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Riding Hood Red, Crumb Cake
Card stock: Whisper White smooth and textured
Other: Markers, Word Window punch, More Mustard brad from the Regals assortment, paper piercer
I'd be delighted to order any of these supplies for you and 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, and don't forget to let me know which free Sale-a-bration set or sets you'd like - remember, one item for EVERY £45 spent!

Don't children get to do the most wonderful things these days? My youngest son has taken up fencing after school! Not building fences (which might've been quite useful if this wind keeps up!) but the sword fighting type of fencing. Because he's the kind of boy who never does things by halves, I keep finding him wandering around the house, slapping things with a pair of gloves and saying "Name your friends my lord!" in a haughty voice!

Can you believe it's Friday tomorrow already? And that it'll be February next week? Life goes by so quickly sometimes I'm surprised my ears haven't come off! Thanks for popping in today and hope to see you tomorrow.

Hugs,

50 comments:

  1. Oh WOW! Vicky...this looks like a beautiful chintz design, and I love the effect stamped onto the textured card stock. And, yes, it does look like tapestry...fabulous!!
    Your son is a hoot! I imagine life is never dull in your home - LOL! :)

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  2. This is GORGEOUS! I love stamping on textured, it looks like fabric...so cool. This would also fit with the Paper Players challenge this week....CAS with a tag. Go check it out (you can see deets on my blog). Stunning.

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  3. What a beautiful card Vicky, it looks like it's been embroidered. Hold onto your ears (that comment really made me smile!)
    M x

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  4. Wow another stunning card with the fresh vintage set! Love the effect from stamping onto textured CS. This fresh vintage set is my favourite stamp set fom the SAB brochure and am just waiting for it to arrive now!!
    Hugs, Victoria ~x~

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  5. This is so beautiful!!!! Love the stamp and the way you've coloured it!

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  6. Vicky, you've done it again. Now this card might be my favourite!! So elegant.

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  7. Hi Vicky ! This stamp set seems to be very popular and I particularly love the shadowing that you have added to give dimension. I also really like the white on white mount, so classy !
    Thank you for your lovely comments !
    Jane x

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  8. A beautiful card Vicky love the textured look you have achieved...I cant wait for my set to arrive...

    Anne

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  9. I LOVE what you've done with Fresh Vintage . . . think I might have to get it now! ALSO love your son's SOH (which I KNOW I've mentioned before) but he is just SOOO funny! xxx

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  10. Okay, I think this set might have sneaked onto my wish list. This is so pretty - I do like the effect with the textured cardstock! Lovely!

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  11. This is fabulous Vicky, love the elegant flower, and your shading is terrific, it really does, as you say, make the image pop!

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  12. Beautiful card. Perfect design work. I've always wanted to learn to fence.

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  13. Lovely work Vicky, the shadow effect really does improve the image, I must try it sometime.
    Your son's antics made me laugh, he'll be calling himself D'Artagnan next!

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  14. This is just beautiful stamped on the textured cardstock! I love the tapestry look.

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  15. This is absolutely gorgeous. I love how you have used all those colors on one stamp. Brilliant to stamp on textured cs. It really does take on the look of fabric.

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  16. I love the gorgeous colours you've done the stamp in and the textured card stock looks fabulous over the smooth.

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  17. That's stunning Vicky, love the stamp and colours too:0) I miss having little ones around, they are so entertaining at times, sounds like a very lucky boy! Gay xx

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  18. Such a lovely card, Vicky, love it stamped on textured card stock! Thanks so much for joining us this week at the ColourQ.

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  19. Another stunning card Vicky and why have I never thought to add shadow to my stamped images?!! It really makes it pop and it's something I always add to anything I create digitally:) Beautiful stamp set.
    Glad you've still got your ears, that made me laugh!
    Val x

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  20. Hello Vicky

    A fabulous card, with stunning colours, I love the textured cardstock.

    irene
    xxxx

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  21. Beautiful card Vicky. I love the shadowing it really brings the card alive.
    My son does fencing too and also archery we call him our medieval boy !! LOL A xx

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  22. Vicky the textured card stock is fab, immediately thought of cross stitch when I saw your card today. I love the shadowing and the simple tag. x

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  23. This is really lovely, Vicky! Stamping on textured cardstock really gives the impression of a canvas or fabric, and the shadow you added really makes the image pop. Thanks for joining us this week at the ColourQ!

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  24. This is so beautiful , I will have to give my girl a call. You sure have a good eye for card making. TFS

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  25. Oh Vicky - this card is just SOOOO sensational! LOVE the tag and that yummy textured paper! Thanks so much for playing at the colourQ this week!

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  26. gorgeous!! so glad you joined us at the CQC!!

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  27. Vicky, gorgeous as ever, love how you've used the same set in totally different ways over the last few days. I've put my order in, just waiting for that stamp set, then I can have a play too. Helen (Sydney)

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  28. Oh wow, fantastic card! Will be CASEing for sure!

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  29. I love this effect Vicky - will definitely be giving this a try. Hugs Gill x

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  30. Oh my gosh...this is fabulous stamped on textured paper! Such a beautiful card! Thanks for playing with The Paper Players!

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  31. Absolutely stunning! Love the textured CS and your shading with the marker is amazing...it actually makes the stamp look like a die cut...brilliant job! Thank you for playing along with us at The Paper Players!

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  32. Oh Vicky this is FAB. I love the way the image has taken on the texture of the cardstock and your shadow is just so clever!

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  33. Beautiful card Vicky! I love the tehnique you've used. The effect is gorgeous!

    Have a blessed day!
    Aleksandra

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  34. Well look at all these comments... I told you it was knockout! I just love the tapestry look and the shadow is awesome, I really hope you win with this card Vicky :)
    Jenny x

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  35. Fabulous card with amazing texture. Thanks for joining us at the Paper Players.

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  36. Vicky this is magnificent! The textured cardstock gives the look of stamping on canvas to your card.

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  37. Vicky, this is so beautiful! I love the effect created by stamping on the textured card stock. And the shadow does finish it beautifully. Definitely looks like tapestry, and I love it!

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  38. Pretty, pretty card, love the look of stitching.

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  39. Vicky, this is absolutely stunning! I just love all of the beautiful detail on your flower and the amazing texture the card stock gives the stamped image. Wow! so glad you joined us this week at the Paper Players! :)

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  40. Wow! that stamp is spectacular on the textured cardstock! Great use of the colors! Thanks for playing at ColourQ!

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  41. Yep - what everyone else said..... :)
    OUTSTANDING CARD!!!!!!!!!!!

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  42. So glad your ears haven't come off !!!!!!!A truly beautiful card and yes it looks just like tapestry, I want that card !!! Beautiful stamping and gorgeous colours.

    Marie

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  43. Gorgeous! I love how this stamp looks on the textured paper! And congrats on being A Cut Above at the Paper Players!

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  44. Superb card Vicky, so very beautiful, love the colour combo

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  45. Hi there - Colour Queen of the week! Congratulations!

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  46. I just popped over to ColourQ and saw that you are the Colour Queen! Congratulations! Your card is gorgeous. I haven't had as much time to blog hop lately and missed this beautiful card. I love the texture. :) Ann

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  47. No surprise that you grabbed top honors at ColourQ and were a fave at The Paper Players for this one. It's stunning!

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