Thursday, May 3, 2012

Vintage Vogue

Soon to be retired is an other one of my favorite stamp sets .. Vintage Vogue (pg. 147).

I have made so many cards with this set that have sold so quickly.  It's just plain beautiful!

Here are sample cards from two of my technique classes.  This first one was a fun card to make.  First you ink up the flower image with VersaMark ink and stamp it onto Whisper White card stock and emboss it with clear embossing powder.  This process keeps the flower free from being stamped over.  Then you stamp the line floral image with Early Espresso at the bottom of the flower.   The "F" was inked in saraha sand ink to the top right of the flower, and then take a sponge with Soft Suede and sponge around and on the flower.  Now, here's where you see magic ... take a baby wipe and wipe off the embossed flower.  Walaaaah, all the details of the flower stamp have popped out!  I love how the stamps in this (and most of Stampin' Up!) sets all coordinate so well.

This next technique is called collaging.  By simply taking a few pieces of scrap copy paper (with straight edged, not torn), and partition off a small section of the white cardstock.  Stamp an image or two, sponge a little around the borders and remove the scrap paper.  Now using one of the borders you just created, repeat this process but stamp using a different stamp from the same set.  Keep working your way around the piece. 

The middle was left open.  In there I used the "F" stamp and stamped in the darker ink.  Then I cleaned off the stamp and reinked it with a lighter stamp and stamped it on a piece of scrap whisper white cardstock.  I cut out the lighter stamped "F" and popped it up with dimensionals.

The corners of this piece were punched out using the Ticket Corner punch (pg 212).  This punch will be gone, gone, gone after May 31st or until supplies last.  

Here's a quick link to shop now before these items are gone.

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