Friday, April 10, 2015

Vintage Hello: Creative Cafe' KOTM

Hi everyone!  The new Creative Cafe' kit for April is full of so many great ideas, who knows where to start?  When I saw the vintage look of some of the papers and embossing folder, that's where I decided to start!

Base:  4&1/4" by 5&1/2" aqua cardstock

First Layer:  Cut 2 pieces of white cardstock 4" by 5&1/4" and set aside.  Cut a piece of waxed paper just slightly larger than the Darice dress form embossing folder:

Run this thru your machine to emboss.  Take embossed waxed paper and sandwich it between the two 4" by 5&1/4" pieces of white cardstock:

Place this on a paper towel on an ironing board, and use iron to press (I used cotton setting).  This only takes about 15-20 seconds or so....keep iron moving, but be very careful to not move the cardstock around (hold corner of opposite side you are ironing).   Then take waxed paper out of the center and you'll have two pieces that look like white cardstock, but then the magic happens.....

Rub the surfaces that were touching the waxed paper with a Distress Ink pad (I used Vintage Photo) and you'll see the design appear like magic:

You'll end up with the image on the left.....but then take a baby wipe and gently rub the cleans the ink off of the waxed background to leave you with the resist background on the right.

Once you have this piece, I wanted more shabby chic, so I used Walnut Stain Distress Ink around the edges, and then distressed it using a Tonic Distress Tool.  I tore it in the upper left corner for a little more interest.  I used Scrap Happy Glue to put a small piece of lacy red pattern paper behind the tear, and then glued this all to the card base.

The dressmaker form is stamped on white cardstock and on the aqua pattern paper using Black Tuxedo Memento ink.  Fussy cut the entire image from the white, and the bodice only from the pattern.  Glue together using Scrap Happy Glue.  Distress with Walnut Stain ink.

Cut out the button packs and doily from the pattern paper pack.  Foam tape dressmaker form to the left side of card, arrange button packs and doily around and glue down.  I used foam tape on the bottom button pack.

Stamp sentiment in Rich Cocoa Memento Ink on white cardstock, trim to a banner and mat on aqua cardstock.  Add to center of doily.  Add enamel dots and small bow to finish.

Thanks so much for stoppin' by today!  So much fun inspiration coming your way with this great new KOTM....make sure to stop back soon!


Stamps:  The Rubber Cafe'-Creative Cafe' KOTM: Good Times to Follow
Those Were Good Times stamp set
Paper:  The Rubber Cafe'-Creative Cafe' Kit-Good Times to Follow
Ink/Color: Distress Ink: Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain; Memento Rich Cocoa; Black Tuxedo Ink
Adhesives: The Rubber Cafe'-Scrap Happy Glue; Foam Tape
Embellishments:  The Rubber Cafe'-Creative Cafe' KOTM: Good Times to Follow
Enamel Dots, Ribbon
Tools:  Darice Embossing Folder (in your kit!! Wahoo!!); waxed paper; iron


l.m.b. said...

What a cool technique! Definitely going to try this one!

ValByDesign, Valerie said...

Wow! How cool is that?! And your card is wonderful!