Friday, February 17, 2017

The Card Concept #67 Vintage Sympathy

Hello Stampers, Friends and Family!
This card was a real stretch for me. But I LOVED this
Challenge!!!! I have always wanted to do a 'Vintage',
'Shabby Chic' type card. One that also borders on the
'Steam-punk' side too!
I have done a 'Steam-punk' Card, a long time ago!
But this time I wanted to do something a little more tame 'ish'!
I believe I achieved my goal!
Here is the Challenge. It is a 'Theme Challenge.
I see Copper, gold, script, and aging!
Here is my take on this Challenge!

I did a lot of sponging! I stamped the background first.
Then I stamped the 'flourishes' in 'Versa-Mark' and heat embossed
in the three different 'metals'!
Here is the inside of my Card!

Here is my Card with it's stamped envelope!
Here are the Stock and Measures:
Stampin'Up! Cardstock:
'Early Espresso'-card base. 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" score @ 4 1/4" fold on the score
'Crumb Cake'- 2 panels, front and inside, 4" x 5 1/4"
'Very Vanilla'-3 3/4" x 5", 2 panels, front and inside
                      -banner, 1" x 4"
'Copper Foil Sheet'-heart on the front
Classic Stampin' Ink Pads:
'Early Espresso'-print on the front, inside sentiment
'Crumb Cake'-sponging
'Blushing Bride'-sponging
'Sweet Sugarplum'-sponging
Stampin'Up! Embossing Powders:
Copper-greeting, 'flourishes on front
Gold-'flourishes on front
Silver-spots on front
Stampin'Up! Stamp Sets:
'En Francais'-retired, script background stamp
'Flowering Flourishes'-front
'Flourishing Phrases'-'flourishes', greeting, inside sentiment, stamping on the envelope
'Gorgeous Grunge'-dots on front
Other Stampin'Up! Items Used:
'Sweetheart' Punch-Copper heart
'Triple Banner Punch'-flag tail on banner
'Blender Pen'-to blend color pencils
'Medium Size Envelope'-'Very Vanilla'
Non-Stampin'Up! Items:
Prismacolor Colored Pencils (given as a gift-had to use!)
used on the envelope only!
Here is the Card again!
I just may try this technique again! I had fun embossing, sponging and the like!
Here is your 'C' note!
This could apply to a lot of people today...don't let it be you!
Until the next Post...Blessings and Hugs to you ALL!


Cathy said...

Gorgeous card Cheryl, love the embossing swirls and flourishes over the text, looks amazing, Cathy x

Lisa Lynn said...

Your card is gorgeous. You did a great take on the concept.

Susangail Powell said...

Beautiful card! Thanks so much for joining us this week at The Card Concept.