Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Perfectly Preserved goes vintage

I was so pleased that my son's 'happy first day at school card' was picked as a favourite at CASual Fridays last week! This week's challenge is to use embossing and since Perfectly Preserved is my new go-to set, I reached for that. Come and see what I made:


The Perfectly Preserved set comes with flowers and gorgeous, stylised fruit to put in the jar but I've been thinking of all the other things you can put in it... hearts, leaves, stars, snowflakes, sweets etc So how about pens!  These are cut from one of the papers in the Attic Boutique range, sadly now retired, and I used another of the papers for the backdrop. I ran it through the Big Shot with the stripes embossing folder and gave it a sponge-over with Early Espresso ink.



The jar was stamped on acetate using white Stazon before cutting out (there are framelits to make this job easy!) and I cut a slot in the top of the jar with a craft knife to slide the pens into. The jar is attached to the card with glue dots cunningly concealed under the pens and the sentiment strip!

Here's what you'll need to make this card
Stamps: Perfectly Preserved, Thank You Kindly (retiring)
Ink: Early Espresso, Riding Hood Red, Summer Starfruit, Stazon white
Card stock: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Whisper White
Other: Acetate, Early Espresso marker, Stripes embossing folder, Big Shot, Attic Boutique designer paper (retired), stamp-a-majig

I'd be delighted to order any of these items for you and have them delivered straight 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. Click here to view my regularly updated lists of retiring stamps and accessories, some at up to 40% discount. 

I've just been talking to my eldest son about his English class. He'd been given An Inspector Calls and The Crucible to read over the holidays and it turns out that he'll be studying An Inspector Calls. He told me he was glad as he'd found The Crucible 'weird'. "I expect it made you think though," I suggested. He looked at me as if I'd run mad. "No!" he said indignantly. This the boy who once memorably said to me: "You're only saying that to make me think - but I'm not stupid!" And of course he's not. I expect he's just conserving energy.

It's Three Minute Thursday here tomorrow and I've got a fast card using the new In-Colours to show you. Hope to see you then,

29 comments:

  1. Gorgeous, Vicky! Love how you used that patterned paper and the acetate is perfect for the jar!

    ReplyDelete
  2. I love this vintage look you have created and the very imaginative jar arrangement. This is a fabulous card.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Hmmm, I didn't want that preserving set until I saw this card! Now what am I going to do... LOL. Wonderful card, Vicky.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Vicky, this is fantastic! Love the way you think "outside the square". Thanks for sharing your very cool creations :)

    ReplyDelete
  5. What a lovely card Vicky! A great image for a masculine card! I love the acetate jar, and the pens so cleverly popped inside, such great dimension!
    Thank you so much for sponsoring David for his Lands End to John o' Groats bike ride, I still can't quite believe he is doing this! Xxx

    ReplyDelete
  6. Stamping on acetate, you ARE brave!
    x

    ReplyDelete
  7. Hi vicky
    Wow ... You are amazing .... I am speechless .... Gorgeous gorgeous..... Think i need this set.... Will order later ... I will never be rich..... Who cares!!.....
    Hugs Sylvie xx
    Talk later.xxxxx

    ReplyDelete
  8. This is awesome Vicky, truly you have excelled yourself with this one, fabulous.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Wow...Vicky this is such a fabulous use of Perfectly Preserved and so different to anything else in blogland...Thank you so much for sharing another beautiful creation. xxx

    ReplyDelete
  10. I can see you are having fun with "Perfectly Preserved " ! I love the use of the stripes embossing folder and the Summer Starfruit ink is just perfect ! Can't wait to see what you are going to come up with next ! Jane x

    ReplyDelete
  11. Another fabulous creation - would be perfect for a man. - Jacqueline xx

    ReplyDelete
  12. Wow, Vicky, what a terrific masculine card. Well done! Helen (Sydney)

    ReplyDelete
  13. What a clever idea with that jar Vicky - may need to borrow that idea with bottles. Mmmm. Love the stripes on the card too which give it all such structure. One of my favs of yours (and there are many!) Hugs, Buttons x

    ReplyDelete
  14. What a brilliant idea Vicky, this card is so striking. You are always sparking my own creativity, pity I'm at work I'd love to go 'play' with some stamps!

    ReplyDelete
  15. Oh dear have missed so so many of your posts.... trying to catch up so can you slow down a little ! Fabulous card i really really adore this Mrs. The way you have utilised the jar is fabulous.

    Marie

    ReplyDelete
  16. sorry forgot to say congrats on your win

    Marie

    ReplyDelete
  17. This is absolutely stunning. I love it. Thanks for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
  18. WOW!!! So creative and pretty. Love the entire look of this card Vicky! Fabulous!
    Lynn

    ReplyDelete
  19. Fabulous card Vicky and great use of stamps

    Anne

    ReplyDelete
  20. You are just too clever!! I want that stamp now too! Love all the cards you've made with it, the leaves were my favourite until now, put sticking pens into the jar...I take my hat off to you!
    Louisexx

    ReplyDelete
  21. Wow, this is really cool! Thanks for having some fun with us this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

    ReplyDelete
  22. Wonderful card Vicky it looks so real, Shirley

    ReplyDelete
  23. Wonderful, wonderful card Vicky, you are so clever and talendted.
    luv
    irene
    xxxx

    ReplyDelete
  24. A fabulous card. Very clever design and great colours

    ReplyDelete
  25. Wow thats incredible Vicky!.... I love how realistic the jar looks on acetate but that bkgd is just like real wood, great texture :0) Can't wait to see what else you put in that jar.
    Thanks for getting crafty with us at CASual Fridays :0)
    Jenny x

    ReplyDelete
  26. Oh my goodness - that jar looks so real! Love that you cut the slit at the top for the paint brushes - super cool! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays - we're so glad you did!!

    ReplyDelete
  27. What a beautiful card, Vicky!! Love how all the elements...papers, stamps and inks came together to make this amazing creation...you rock:)!! Thanks, as always, for being a part of the challenge this week at CAS-ual Fridays and sharing your creativity with us:)!!

    ReplyDelete
  28. Wow ! I love this card-a very clever idea and soooo lifelike ! :) x

    ReplyDelete

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