05 March 2014

Vintage Seed Card

Hello! It's with great pleasure that I write this post, because today I'll share with you a card where I use one of my favorite stamp sets out there. And the best of all is, that I was given this set as part of a prize won at Sweet & Sassy Stamps. I had it on my wishlist and I'm so grateful I have it now.

Vintage cards are a delight to me, I enjoy making them greatly. And because this set is customizable, I was able to incorporate another of my new favorite stamp sets, one that I fought hard to get: Flourishes' Flowers for Jan. So with no further delay here is my card for today:

Materials
Sweet & Sassy - Vintage Seed Packet
Flourishes - Flowers for Jan
Spectrum Noir - PP5, PP3
Faber Castell watercolor pencils - 063, 074
Ranger Distress Inks - Vintage Photo, Worn Lipstick, Old Paper
Ranger blender tool
Brilliance pigment ink - Graphite Black
Memento dye ink - Rich Cocoa
Hero Arts Cleardesign Block - Large Letter
Praise rotary circle cutter

Merletto crystal stickers
Other generic materials
3/8" Gross grain ribbon - light brown
Textured cardstock in Sand
Hawaii cardstock in White

I wanted to keep it simple, the card itself is the seed packet! I did create a window with a circle cutter, so that the Peony could stand out. And that is also why I stamped the flowers on white card stock. I combined to different coloring techniques, but because of the way I did it you can't tell immediately that the leaves are actually water colored while the flowers were colored with markers. I distressed the card with pink and brown, that way the tones of color coordinate with the flowers. I love the vintage look of it. To finish it I added some crystals and brown ribbon. It sure feels antique and for some reason fresh at the same time. Must be that wonderful pink Peony... :D

I really hope you enjoy this card as much as I do. I'm in love with these two stamp sets, and I'm also glad that I could mix them together.

Have a good day!


This card is participating in:

Craft Hoarders Anonymous

Flourishes Timeless Tuesday

Hiding in my Craft Room

Spring Flowers 
Craft Mojo






16 comments:

  1. HOW GORGEOUS GRACIE!!!! I LOOOOVE the IMAGES you've used!!!! BOTH STAMPS!!!!:) I LOOOOVE the VINTAGE FEEL you've given your card!!! (MY FAVORITE TOO!!!) AND the TEXTURE of the paper is WONDERFUL!!!;) WHAT A FABULOUS JOB you've done!!!! LOOOOOOVE, LOOOOOVE that PEONY!!!:)ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!!! IT'S A WINNER in MY BOOK!!!!!!!!!:)

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  2. This is just beautiful. Your shading on the flower is amazing and I love that cut out a circle around the flower. Great vintage feel to your card and the flower reminds me of Spring! Thanks for joining us over at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

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  3. Such a sweet vintage card. I love the pink and brown tones...and you were right to keep it simple and let the image shine. It's beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge #3!

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  4. Love, love, love this!! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anon.

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  5. Hi, Graciellie,
    You left a question on my blog (thank you!) and didn't know if you could see my reply but for the ODBD Sweet or Metal challenge:
    The theme is open to interpretation. A flower would definitely be sweet. You can also use candy or honey. Some of the DT used metal but then they painted over it so it was not easily spotted. If you're not sure, just let us know in your description your interpretation. :) Perusing through your beautiful blog, I know whatever you create will be just gorgeous!

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  6. This is beautiful. I love how you cut the center circle to really show the flower.
    Thanks so much for sharing with us at Craft Hoarders Anon :)

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  7. Gracielle....the photos are no longer visible on your blog. Thought you might want to know.

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  8. Gracie,
    I can see it, and it is beautiful. Love window cards.

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  9. Love your vintage card! Thanks for playing along with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

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  10. Absolutely beautiful card! I love the vintage feel and the pinks are wonderful. The Flourishes stamp is one of my favorites too! Thanks for joining us at CHACB.

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  11. Beautiful card! LOVE the vintage look! Your flower is so pretty and I love how it is framed! Thanks so much for sharing with us over at HIMCR this week!!!

    Emily
    Mollie's Motif

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  12. Beautiful vintage card, love your flowers, you did an amazing job with coloring them. Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog!

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  13. This is so pretty. I love the flower and the soft colors! Thanks for joining us again at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

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  14. Definitely a vintage beauty! Love the textured and distressed stock, the crystals and the beautiful peony! Thanks for joining us and sharing your style at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

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  15. This card is so beautiful! I love the flower and the colors you chose! Wonderful! Thanks for playing along with the Craft Hoarders!

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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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