07 March 2014

Vintage Postcard Zinnias

Hello! A rainy day to me is a good day, and today we have a cloudy, showery day here in Honduras' industrial city. Couldn't be better! And to go with the peaceful, nostalgic, rainy flow, I have a vintage card to share with you, created with another wonderful customizable set from Sweet n' Sassy stamps. But then of course, I couldn't resist using some Flourishes' florals as well.


Materials
Sweet & Sassy stamps - Vintage Postcard
Flourishes stamps - Zinnia
Prima Marketing stamps - Vintage Vanity: Fence
Brilliance pigment ink - Graphite Black, Pearlescent Beige
Memento dye ink - Rich Cocoa
ColorBox pigment ink - Orchid 
Spectrum Noir markers - Reds, Pinks
Faber Castell color pencils - 076 069, 010; 070, 063
Hero Arts Cleardesign Block - Large Letter
Inkadinkado embossing powder - Clear
Ranger Distress Ink - Old Paper, Vintage Photo, Spun Sugar
Ranger blending tool
Shery K. Designs paper - Antoinnette
Canon MG2220 printer
Merletto pearl stickers 
Bazic mounting tape
Other generic materials
Specialty metallic cardstock - Pearlescent pink
Textured cardstock - Brown
Hawaii cardstock - White 
3/8" Gross grain ribbon - Light Brown

I haven't mentioned this before but I not only love flowers in stamps, I also have flowers at home. And on the front of my house I have Zinnias, in every possible color. My zinnias look a lot like the ones on the card, so coloring this image was a delight to me. . I mixed techniques again and you possibly can't tell right away that the vase and the leaves are actually water colored. Everything was stamped on white cardstock, that I then distressed with Old Paper ink mostly. I distressed the Zinnias quite a bit, I wanted to dull their brightness, so that they could match the vintage feel of the whole postcard.

I added some clear embossing powder to the sentiment and the background stamped pattern, and because I used pigment ink there was no need of embossing ink.  

And to finish this 5 x 7 card, I used some ribbon and pearls that definitely gave the design the final touch of vintage it needed. 

Hope you like it! Enjoy your weekend, stay creative and rest!


This card is participating in:

Craft Hoarders Anonymous

Flourishes Timeless Tuesday

Hiding in my Craft Room

Metal or Sweets 
(Metallic paper & Flowers)  
Our Daily Bread 

Spring Flowers 
Craft Mojo 

Spring Colors 
Fantasy Stampers Challenge

Bloggers Challenge 
Designs by Lisa Somerville

Sketch No. 33 
Latina Crafter





16 comments:

  1. Wow, your cards (and blog) are a delight to the eyes! Thank you for sharing your talent and for using Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps! I look forward to seeing more of your lovely creations!

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  2. Beautiful colors and beautiful layers. This is lovely all the way around! Thanks for playing along in Craft Hoarders Anonymous Vintage/Retro Challenge #3!

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  3. This is quite lovely! Beautiful colors and just an overall gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

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  4. THIS IS GORGEOUS GRACIE!!!:) YOU are REALLY GOOD at VINTAGE!!!!!!!;)I haven't seen the Distress Ink- Old Paper! I WILL HAVE TO LOOK FOR IT!!!!!LOL AND I LOOOOOVE the texture of your paper too!!! YOU are GREAT at taking PICTURES BY THE WAY!!!:) WHAT A LOVELY JOB you've done on this!!!!!!!!!!! GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!:) A WINNER to ME!!!!;)

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  5. So pretty, I just love the zinnias you created.
    Thanks so much for sharing with us at Craft Hoarders Anon :)

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  6. Oh, Graciellie, what a gorgeous vintage card! You certainly are an artist when it comes to making a white piece of paper look as beautiful and aged as this! And your layout and arrangement are beautiful! Definitely will pin this one! I'm with you...I LOVE flowers, and it does take rain to make them grow!! So glad you've joined us once again this week for the ODBD Shining the Light challenge, sweet and talented friend! Hugs!

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  7. Beautiful card Gracie. Love all the layering you did, and the great look you gave the base, just beautiful. You should post pictures of your real flowers.

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  8. My one weakness is vintage postcards and postage stamps. I collect (hoard) them, but I also collect stamped images and other faux vintage images. You card is perfection! I love it so much! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

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  9. Blooming beautiful! Now I know why the zinnias look so real! Love the layout and your stamped postcard. . .nice work putting it all together! Thanks for joining us and sharing your style at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

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  10. Gorgeousness! Wow... love the zinnias paired with your vintage postcard image! Wonderful card Gracielle! Thanks for joining us for our "Timeless Tuesday Challenge" this week at Flourishes!

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  11. Absolutely beautiful, love this! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders!

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  12. What a gorgeous vintage creation, Graciellie!! I just love the coloring of the flowers in the bright colors and your layout with the postcard. Thanks for joining us at ODBD again this week!

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  13. Absolutely gorgeous vintage card! Beautiful choice of images and beautiful distressing! Yep, gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at ODBD!

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  14. Another gorgeous design - I love the stamped postcard as your main feature on the card and I am just a little jealous of your beautiful flowers at home too.

    Thanx for joining us at Fantasy Stampers for our Spring colours challenge.

    Hugz, Jan (DT) xx

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  15. Gorgeous card, love all the layers! Thanks for joining Craft Hoarders Anonymous.

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  16. This is such a pretty project. So many details...a feast for the eyes! Thank so much for playing along with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog.....I hope you come back and play again soon! Ginny from Polly's Paper : )

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Thanks so much for your kind comments!

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