Wednesday, March 14, 2012

My Vintage Love

Hello my dear stamping friends! 

Irit is here again and this time with my vintage altered Kraft bag. Those Tim Holtz  brown bags are so inviting to alter in this perfect vintage style and this TRC Vintage Treasures  stamp  set was just so perfect  for this bag.

First I stamped the bag with 2 big background  print stamps from the set using Brown Mixed Media Truffle ink. Then I inked it around the edges with Tim Holtz distress green ink.

The tags are  from Basic Grey and they were bright and shiny and had nothing to do with the muted vintage style. But wait! After I stamped the other vintage stamps from the same set with the same brown and green inks and heat embossed them with Clear Embossing Powder, it changed the whole picture. Now those tags are vintage and fit with this project just perfectly.

I made a cluster of all 3 stamped tags and added some vintage seam binding ribbons from Really Reasonable Ribbons (Be sure and visit us next month as we are having a blog hop with them!). A bit of RRR lace was pleated under the biggest stamped tag.

I made a stamped title with the last stamp from this set over another tag and then added some more shabby embellishments all around. The gold buttons are real vintage but all other items are from my scrap supplies. The last one was this bottle cap with an epoxy cover (Bottle Caps Co.)

And them I added some Cream  Pearl Pen touches  over the stamped butterfly. I can't stop. . .  sorry.
One last word: I used TRC most perfect Scrap Happy Glue  for this project and the One-&-Only tape  to pleat my piece of lace. The glue also glues metal and buttons and well just close to everything!

And the bag is totally made for gift-giving. .  great for a small jewelry piece present inside.

Hope I've inspired you a bit today. See you next week with a new project. I think I am going to scrap next  time but not sure yet. Too many  fabulous stamps to pick from and very hard to decide!!

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Have a great day!


melissa said...

Beautiful I would be thrilled to get a bag like this WOW ... Great job

Creative Mayhem said...

Gorgeous! The layers on this are great. So very pretty! said...

Beautiful Irit! Love this project!

Candy Rosenberg said...

Irit, that is beautiful. Love what you did with the stamps.

Amy Martin said...

Beautiful.... I love butterflies. I love it.

Karen T said...

Beautiful Irit! great gift giving idea too

cherry said...

Hoooooooooooly cow this is absolutely gorgoeus!!!!!

reneabouquets said...

So very beautiful! Love all your different stamped layers and those soft yummy colors!