Monday, January 3, 2011

Ooh La La

Today I'm excited to share with you a card I made with my new French Vintage set from Stampin' D'amour! This is such a versatile set that can be used for cards, tags, and any other vintage project you can think of!

I got a new craft desk for Christmas and have been sorting through and organizing all of my papers and other supplies. Best part of all of this is that it is like shopping in my own home! I've rediscovered a lot of supplies that I forgot I have and this collection from Graphic 45 was the perfect accent for those stamps!

I always do a mockup layout before I commit to a design. This photo shows the background paper I chose, the tag embellishment and the stamped panel so I can decide if I want to rearrange anything before committing to it.

Before using a stamp for the first time, I always perform a test stamp on my blotter paper. That way I can see how it inks and how much pressure to apply before stamping on the final project.

Here I've stamped the panel and applied the lace detail. I used Distress ink and a sponge to add color to the panel to give it an aged feeling.

I still haven't adhered anything to the final card and chose a button to embellish the Eiffel Tower tag. I always cut the shanks off of buttons so they sit flat on the cards using glue dots. When I cut the shanks, they often go flying across the room. I love the sound but don't love stepping on them later while barefoot so I always try to pick them up right away!

Supplies: Stamps - French Vintage (SDA), Card Stock - Bravo Burgundy (SU!), White Deckle Panel (recycled from a tea box), Ink - Bravo Burgundy (SU!), Distress (Ranger), DP - Transatlantic Collection (Graphic 45), Lace (Graphic 45), Twine (Pink Hedgehog), Button (vintage, eBay), Foam Tape


  1. Hi Jen,

    This is really pretty! That stamp set is gorgeous! Ha ha, and you went shopping in your own home!!! Hi hi! I'm not there yet, but I won't be surprised if I will be the next year, ha ha!!!

    Hugs, Wendy

  2. Love the distressing you did.

  3. Pretty vintage card, Jen! Congrats on your Paper Crafts win; your tag is so pretty!

  4. What a beautiful vintage card, love how you embellished it and all the distressing, everything fits together so perfectly.

  5. Jennifer--this looks fantastic with the G45 paper! Thanks for the tutorial! Great job!

    Happy New Year! :)



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