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Saturday, January 14, 2012

Stampin' Queen's Sketch Challenge - SQSC21

Stampin' Queen's Wednesday Sketch Challenge #21 is out and I know it's going to be a popular and fun challenge.  The designers at Stampin' Queen really give their all in putting together their great renditions of the sketches.  Here's this week's sketch:

When I first saw this sketch it got my "vintage juices going".  I liked the layout and the colours they'd used and I immediately started visualizing how I would put my card together to achieve that same vintage look.  I'm using a fabulous new stamp set called "Fresh Vintage" which you can earn for FREE during the upcoming Sale-A-Bration sales period.

Here's my vintage card: 
My card base is Crumb Cake cardstock.  The next layer of Very Vanilla and Soft Suede cardstocks together only form one layer, because they're split into two separate pieces and adhered at the same level. 

The Very Vanilla piece measures 4 x 2" and was embossed with the Stripes Embossing folder and sponged in Crumb Cake. The Soft Suede piece measures 4 x 2 1/2" and is stamped with images from Fresh Vintage in Rich Razzleberry ink and heat set with Clear Embossing powder. 

Before securing these two layers with adhesive to the card front, I stamped  another image from the Fresh Vintage set which is a smaller version of the "Chamomile Wheel" on page 19 of the Occasions Mini. 

Here's a closer view of the detail on the main tag.  I die cut a second tag from Very Vanilla and then cut a 1/2" piece off the bottom, sponged it with Crumb Cake ink and adhered it to the bottom of the Rich Razzleberry tag.  I didn't emboss this piece.  The main tag is adhered to the card front with dimensionals.

The ribbon and small bow are Very Vanilla 3/8" Taffeta Ribbon (which I wished I had stocked up on before it retired).  Three tags were punched out with the Jewelry Tag and stamped with sentiments from the matching Tiny Tags stamp set (118592 pg 136 IB&C).  They were tied on with some gold cord and popped up with dimensionals.

I love these Rich Razzleberry Buttons.  They're from the Brights Collection of Designer Buttons #119747 on page 197 of the IB&C.  The buttons are attached to the card with large glue dots, and I've used very thin strips of Soft Suede cardstock instead of thread or ribbon for the centers of the buttons. 

Tip: Originally I was going to make buttons using my Buttons #5 sizzlet die cut.  To do this you simple die cut at least 3-4 layers of buttons.  Glue one layer to the next until you have a button sized stack and then do a wash of Crystal Effects over the top to make them all shiny.   
The sentiment is from the hostess set "Happiest Birthday Wishes" #122617 on pg. 10 of the IB&C.  It was stamped in Rich Razzleberry on Very Vanilla cardstock and then punched and layered with the Extra Large (#119866) and Large Tag Punches (#119876) sold on page 209. 

For the base tag, I cut a piece of Rich Razzleberry cardstock using the Bigz Two Tags Punch #115954 pg. 222 IB&C.  This tag was run through the Big Shot in the Perfect Polka Dots Embossing folder (#117335 pg 219) to give it some extra texture and the edges were sponged with Rich Razzleberry Ink. 

The corner element was punched with the Photo Corner punch (now retired), sponged with Rich Razzleberry and then Basic Pearls were added.  I coloured them to match the cardstock with a non SU alcohol based ink marker.
In the background you can see a little more detail of the three stamps I used from the Fresh Vintage SAB set. 
Here's the inside of my card which I stamped in Rich Razzleberry Ink.  The floral element is from the "Fresh Vintage" SAB set (#125117). 

The birthday sentiment, one of my favourite, is from the 2011-2012 Idea Book and Catalogue and it's called "Perfect Punches" #120516.  I can't say enough about this 6 piece stamp set that coordinates with the Round Tab, 1 3/4" Scallop Circle, Scallop Oval, Curly and Modern Label punchs and the Extra Large Oval punch.  Check it out it's great value for your money and is on page 140 of the catalogue. 

Okay that's it for today.  Thanks for dropping by to visit and I hope you enjoyed this card.  It was fun to make and I really like this sketch. 



angelswhostamp said...

I love the tiny tags embellishment added to the book mark die cut element. Motion is great on a card!

Sharon said...

I like the color combo you chose. Its elegant! and I really like how you stamp the floral image in black! LOVE IT!
thanks for playing along with us @ SQSC