This is the birthday card I made for my friend Buffy. If you have been reading my blog at all, then you know who Buffy is. She is a very sweet, kind and artistic person and she loves vintage cards. I, on the other hand, can not make a vintage card to save my life. They always look like such a mess and 9 times out of 10 they end up in the trash. Normally vintage cards are scrunched, splattered and torn (the idea of this gives me hives. I mean who wants to ruin good cardstock by ripping it???) I decided that maybe if I kept it simple, I could do it.
The first thing I did was stamp the peony from the Stampin’ Up!® Prized Peony stamp set in Memento Black ink and cut it out using the coordinating Peony Dies. So far so good. Black and white can be vintage, right? Then I used one of the stencils from Basic Pattern Decorative Masks and lightly sponged Purple Posy, Smoky Slate, Pear Pizzazz and Balmy Blue ink over it using the Stampin’ Up!® Sponges onto Whisper White cardstock. I figured if I used soft colors it would be more vintage. I thought about adding ribbon or something else but decided to leave it alone.
The sentiment is from Beautiful Autumn which is in the August – December Mini Catalog. It is one of my favorite sentiments.
So what do you think? Can this card be considered vintage?
PS: I just realized Purple Posy Ink is not available. Sorry!
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Susan, this is an absolutely stunning card. You are rocking the decorative masks. Your colors are stunning and the composition is perfect.
Such a pretty card – definitely in the ‘vintage’ category. That mask is so pretty!
I LOVE this card! And though it is gorgeous here, it’s even more beautiful in person. ❤