Monday, June 15

Vintage Vibe

One of the most popular trends in home decor, fashion, and crafts is to create a 'Vintage Vibe'. Vintage is not my typical style, but I absolutely love the results for todays' project - a card that uses two neutrals and only one pop of color.

My color scheme was inspired by Dawn McVey: Cream, Black, and 'Grass Green'. (Old Olive) My first thought was, "TWO neutrals??!" Let me tell you, I debated adding another color over and over. I managed to 'stick it out' and adhere to the 'rules'. Speaking of specifications, I used this week's CPS sketch for a simple layout.
  • My card base is Old Olive - 5" x 7".
  • Using one of my favorite sets, Friends 24-7, I created my own background using a Stamp-a-ma-jig and the damask image dipped in Old Olive. I love that when stamped onto textured Very Vanilla, the paper starts to resemble fabric.
  • I trimmed my damask print to 4.75" x 6.75" and added a black matte. Using Linen Thread and some sassy buttons, I 'dressed up' my background. TIP: I string the buttons onto the thread and then slide them into position. When I feel they are 'spot-on', I use a Mini Glue Dot to 'put them in their place' (and keep them there).
  • I cut a 3" square of Vanilla and used black StazOn to make floral silhouettes. I matted my 'scene' with Black and Old Olive. Using Stampin' Dimensionals I adhered the framed image to my card base.
  • Gallery, a fresh set of frames, is an awesome addition to your stamp collection. I stamped the round frame in StazOn twice - onto Very Vanilla and Old Olive. The 1.75" Circle Punch perfectly pops the olive.
  • The sentiment, 'Here for You', is stamped onto Vanilla and punched using the 1.25" Circle Punch. Bonus: it fits perfectly into the center of the Gallery frame.

This card seems well suited for sympathy or for everyday encouragement... with its 'Vintage Vibe' I'm sure it will be treasured.

Create your own vintage treasure.

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Stamps: Friends 24-7 (113218), Gallery (113776)
Paper: Very Vanilla and Basic Black - Textured - 12x12 astd. Neutrals, (108693) Old Olive (100702)
Ink: StazOn (101406), Old Olive (102277)
Must-Haves: Stamp-a-ma-jig (101049), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430), Mini Glue Dots (103683)
Tools: 1.75" Circle Punch (112004), 1.25" Circle Punch (104403)
Sassy Somethings: Button Bouquet (112092), Button Latte (114333), Linen Thread (104199)


Jane said...


Elise said...

What a beautiful card and INSPIRATIONAL stamping/storytelling! I love your work, first of all, great job with BOTH challenges and THANKS for reminding me to love on that stamp set some MORE: it's wonderful! Great work: thanks for sharing!

Maureen P said...

Love the paper you created...beautiful :)

Susan said...

Beautiful card! You certainly did achieve the vintage look.

Kris Kilcoyne said...

What a work of art, Denise!

I love it.

Patti said...

Denise your card is OVER THE TOP gorgeous! I love how you created your own DP! It looks so professional. Wonderful all around.

Teresa said...

Very elegant card. I love that vintage look with buttons. Thanks for joining the bananas.

PurpleD said...


I'm sold out for vintage look! This card stole my heart!

Ann Schach said...

Beautiful card! I love the vintage feel.

Melissa said...

Vintage perhaps should be your look! Great job!

Sandy said...

I like your string and button treatment.

Terri E. said...

Super fun buttons and hemp! Fabulous job on the color combo!

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Mary Fish said...

Thanks for the lesson on vintage vibe. Love the way you used the sketch. Beautiful colors and patterns! Happy "weaving" Hugs, M

Dawn said...

Love, love, love the buttons on the twine. I don't think I've seen it done this way yet, how original!

Carrie said...

This card is so beautiful! Way to combine neutrals!! The twine weaved with the buttons is such a great idea- I love the way it looks!

BJ Smith said...

This card is FABULOUS!! I love the vintage effect and the buttons...too cute for words. :)