Prized Peony

Stampin Up Prized Peony

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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