Saturday, 24 March 2012

Fresh Vintage birthday

This week at Less is More, Chrissie and Mandi are inviting us to take three of the previous challenges and combine them on a card. I have a special birthday card to make for a friend this week so this was my chance! I took this wonderful colour combination at ColourQ and chose Flowers, Off the Edge and Bling as my three previous challenges. Come and see the result:



I chose to use the Sale-a-bration stamp set that has become a firm favourite of mine - Fresh Vintage. What a bargain for all those customers that got it for free! (There is still a week left of the promotion so if you're kicking yourself for not getting hold of it, do email me or give me a call as soon as possible!)


I wanted a suspicion of warm, scented evenings about the floral design and I used glitter and rhinestones for a touch of luxury - although I've not been very successful at capturing that on camera today! I started the design with this lovely background strip stamp that's part of the Fresh Vintage set and stamped the birthday sentiment from Sincere Salutations over the top.


The rubber of the stamp was coloured with my markers to create a multi-coloured image for the floral design and I repeated this several times. I defined the plants with my markers, creating shadows, and added to the 3D effect by stamping three of the large flower, cutting them out and popping them up with dimensionals. Sponging the edges of the floral panel with a sponge dauber helps it to pop against the Pool Party card base too.

Here's what you'll need to make today's card:
Stamps: Fresh Vintage (sale-a-bration freebie), Sincere Salutations
Ink: Pool Party, Tempting Turquoise, Wisteria Wonder, Rich Razzleberry, Concord Crush
Card stock: Pool Party, Whisper White
Other: Markers, Basic Rhinestones, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, paper snips, sponge daubers, stamp-a-majig
I'd be delighted to order any of these items for you and can have them delivered to your address in the UK. I'm committed to providing excellent customer service and am always happy to offer help and advice. To place your order, just send me an email or give me a call on 01280 820593.
As part of the Sale-a-bration promotion, here until 31st March, you can choose a free stamp set or set of papers with EVERY £45 you spend. Click here to see all the fabulous Sale-a-bration freebies.

I love weekends like this: My husband, who works at home during the week, likes to get out and about on a Saturday morning so I stay at home, crafting in the living room while hundreds of lovely boys career around the house (my boys have friends over!) and my daughter, who is a more restful creature, curls up on the sofa tapping away on her laptop. While I was making this card I muttered "Now, where did I put my Dazzling Diamonds?" My daughter glanced up. "Isn't it imported directly from Fairyland Mummy?!" she said. She has a very sarcastic sense of humour and I'm sure I don't know where she gets it from!

I'll be back on Monday with a male card for Masculine Monday and it would be great if you came to visit.

Hugs, 


56 comments:

  1. Hola Vicky, what beautiful card, fantastic colouring work and perfect touch your rhinestones and glitter, despite the comment of your teenager "fairy" :D:D:D, teenagers are always thinking they are above the good and evil:D:D:D, in few years, maybe she will be searched her Dazzling Diamonds around her craft room:D:D:D, sure!
    A hug from Palma and have a nice week:D

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  2. Hi Vicky

    Love this card is it beautiful. I am really going to miss this stamp set - and the papers too. Thanks for an inspirational card xxx

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  3. Oh that card is so pretty, I have just got that set and it is allready my fav :-)

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  4. Vicky this is absolutely beautiful!
    M x

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  5. This is absolutely beautiful!! How did you get the stamp to look like a continuous pattern? It doesn't look like it would fit together like that.
    Kelly xx

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  6. Well done Vicky, another stunner. I love everything about it. x

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  7. Spectacular card Vicky
    I;'d love to be in your head for just a day, both to enjoy your cretivity and your family!

    Thank you so much
    mandi
    "Less is More"

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  8. WOW - I really LOVE this one Vicky. Superb xxx

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  9. Absolutely stunning Vicky! Another winner for sure!

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  10. Oh my word, Vicky. This is just gorgeous. Ann Y.

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  11. Beautiful card Vicky, the colours are wondeful. A xx

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  12. WOW is all I can say about this! WOW WOW WOW!

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  13. Beautiful card & stamping Vichy. Love the colours

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  14. This is beautiful, I bet you really enjoyed yourself making this, and that it wasn't a two minute job, either! It's fabulous.

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  15. What work of art, I have never tried to use more than one colour on a stamp, this is just amazing.

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  16. Fabulous card, and the colours are stunning. Your work is so inspiring. x x

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  17. Wow that's some amazing stamping Vicky and such a magical feel with the sparkle and glitter.
    Sounds like an action packed weekend in your house :0)
    Jenny x

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  18. Stunning Vicky and I can only reiterate Mandi's comments, how I would love to get inside your head and share your genius:)
    Val x

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  19. Gorgeous Vicky, you have such an incredible style with your card making. Just magic.

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  20. Vicky beautifully stamped and colored, you are so talented
    I Love this card Hugs Elaine

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  21. WOW, what a beautiful card!! I love the use of this stamp like this. Just have to love it.

    Marrigje

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  22. Your creativity in using stamps imaginatively is without bounds. This is another triumph. A beautiful card.
    Thanks so much Vicky!
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  23. wow... this card is absolutely gorgeous! Love it in all ways! Beautiful!

    Have a blessed day!
    Aleksandra

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  24. Wow, what a stunning pattern and fabulous colours! This is amazing!

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  25. This is SO lovely, especially with the shimmer and shine. Ordered directly from the fairy's, I understand? ;-)

    Cheers, Karen

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  26. So pretty and lovely colour scheme. Love your treatment for the sentiment. x

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  27. Simply stunning! I may have to "borrow" this idea ;-)
    Tara
    x

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  28. Hi Vicky or should that be Diamond Lil:0)
    Love this card it looks very complicated but so pretty. Wonderful colours too, Gay xx

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  29. Holy cow, Vicky, this is stunning! This is my new favourite card of yours! I predict you'll be adding another crown to your collection with this one. :)

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  30. Wow, simply beautiful. xo, Marian

    PS You have my vote!

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  31. Vicky, this is such an incredibly beautiful card! Love all the soft colors and the dimensional flowers really stand out!

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  32. Hello Vicky, this is without doubt the loveliest Fresh Vintage card I have seen throughout the SAB; it is such a gorgeous stamp set and I find myself using it all the time ! Lovely colours and a nice sprinkling of bling. Jane x

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  33. What a stunning card! love that off- the edge look
    Anne
    x

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  34. oh it's a really lovely card! And a great inspiration... I get this set,too.

    Beate

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  35. Beautiful card - love the colours and design of the card!

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  36. Wow, Vicky. This is spectacular and definitely makes me think of warm, scented evenings!

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  37. Beautiful card, Vicky, love all your pretty flowers! thanks for joining us this week for the ColourQ challenge.

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  38. This is just gorgeous Vicky, beautiful colours and love the composition. xx

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  39. Love your card , so very pretty
    Nicky

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  40. Hi vicky
    Gorgeous gorgeous card .... Love it
    Hugs Sylvie xxxx

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  41. Beautiful card!! How fun to get all these comments! :)

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  42. Fabulous card again Vicky :) Viv xx

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  43. Stunning Vicky. I love the colours you`ve used and the way you`ve used the stamps is amazing.
    Lynne xxx

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  44. WOW Vicky, this is just fab-u-lous
    Beryl x

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  45. Wow. This is stunning Vicki! I adore these colours you've put togteher and the design is beautiful!
    Hugs, Victoria ~x~

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  46. Hello Vicky

    Wow and wow gain, absoloutely stunning and gorgeous. I love the colours and layout.
    luv
    irene
    xxxx

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  47. Such a pretty card Vicky. Love the way the stamping has blended so beautifully :) Sarah xx

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  48. beautiful card!!thanks so much for joining us this week at the ColourQ!!!

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  49. This is a fabulous card, love the colours and the stamp, just brilliant.

    Kath x

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  50. I can't remember is I commented or not - this is gorgeous Vicky! Love all the precious details! Thank you so much for playing along with us this week at the colourQ!

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  51. Sensational card ! Beautiful stamping and placement and the bling is a lovely touch .

    Marie

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  52. Vicky, your cards are always spectacular! I really love the flowers in this one and the way you have the hanging off the edge!!

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  53. This is Beeeaautiful Vicky! Such attention to detail and so pretty! I love the touch of sparkle too :)
    Lizy x

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  54. Stunning card - love the colours!

    Kate
    xx

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