Friday, February 19, 2016

Vintage Gorgeous

Woohoo!!!!  The new kits are here!  What a fun, on trend kit this month! 
It's called Follow Your Dreams, and it inspired this vintage, distressed card:

First Layer:  5&1/2" by 4&1/4" pink cardstock base.

Next Layer:  5&1/4" by 4" piece of newsprint patterned paper.  Rough up the edges using a scissors or distress tool, then ink using a bit of black ink (I used Black Soot Distress Ink).  Cut the black swirl rub on into 2 pieces, and rub on to top right and bottom left corners.  Glue to base using Scrap Happy Glue.

Next take a 3" by 4" piece of white cardstock, and sponge it all over using Spun Silk Distress Ink.  Then stamp randomly with feather stamp using Memento Black Tuxedo Ink.

TIP:  To create a softer look.....I covered the feather stamp with ink, then "stamped off" on a piece of scrap paper, then stamped the image on my soft inked pink background (say that 5 times fast....haha!).  The direct stamping gave too harsh of a look, when I wanted something that looked more worn in and vintage.  You can see the difference here:

The feather piece is matted to a 3&1/4" by 4&1/4" piece of dark blue swiss dot cardstock, then foam taped to the center of the card.

Then stamp 2 feathers onto white cardstock, and fussy cut them out.  Brush with a little Spun Silk ink, then apply a very thin layer of Glossy Accents.  (This step isn't necessary, but I thought it gave the feathers a little "pop" and made them different from the background).

Punch out a 1&1/4" white cardstock circle, stamp sentiment, and brush with a bit of Spun Silk ink and then the edges with some Black Soot ink.  Punch a 1&1/2" circle of newsprint paper and use as a mat for the sentiment piece.

Cut a 1" by 3" strip of dark blue swiss dot cardstock, and tie with pink seam binding ribbon.  Glue to center panel of card.  Foam tape sentiment and fussy cut feathers to the right side on the dark blue strip.

Thanks for stoppin' by today!  Wait until you see what the team has for you this month!


Stamps: The Rubber Cafe'- Follow Your Dreams
Birds of a Feather
Paper: The Rubber Cafe' KOTM--BoBunny Calendar Girl; pink and blue swiss dot cardstock
Ink/Color:  Black Tuxedo Memento ink, Distress Ink--Spun Silk, Black Soot
Adhesives: Foam tape; The Rubber Cafe'-Scrap Happy Glue
Embellishments:  Seam Binding, BoBunny Rub-Ons
Tools: 1&1/4" and 1&1/2" paper punch

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