April 14, 2010

VINTAGE CARDS

Hi all!!! I hope you are enjoying your week so far!! I am fighting a really nasty cold and sinus infection so life has not been too great the last few days and all the cold, wet weather we are having right now is certainly not helping, ugghghhhhh.....I swear there are little men in my head hammering on my skull!! I have been trying to get some stamping done since I have so many events this week, but I swear my mojo is not feeling well either, lol! But, I did want to share with you these two cards I did last week using products from the Occasions Mini - I love everything in this little mini and will be sad to see it go at the end of the month!  This first card uses the Vintage Vogue stamp set which I love..it can be used in so many different ways, and I have really used it a lot over the past three months! The center flower is stamped twice with one cut out and mounted on dimensionals with a Chocolate Chip Corduroy button - YUMMY!!!!  I paired the stamps with the Sending Love DSP - sooo pretty with all the bling and embossing already on it!! And, I thought the Chocolate Chip taffeta ribbon was the perfect addition!!
 This second card I used another favorite stamp set that was actually featured in the Holiday Mini but has been so popular that it is still available to order - it's called Charming and it really is, LOL!!  For this card, I wanted to still use the Kraft base with the same DSP but I added some distressing to it.  And, of course I had to add just a dab of glitter on the edges because I just love glitter *wink*  I used my color spritzer tool with my chocolate chip stampin' write marker which I think is a fun little detail to add to any card. And, the flower is actually two of the flowers stamped, cut out, then mounted on dimensionals with a pretty in pink brad.  Another piece of yummy ribbon, this one in pretty in pink, and done!!! These were fun to make and I enjoyed playing with these colors together - I think they look fabulous together if I do say so myself!!! Good thing we are keeping Kraft, I just love it - and we are now going to have ink too, whooohoo!! Okay, so before I get too excited thinking about THAT, I want to thank you all for stopping by and seeing me - I love reading your sweet comments, they always make me smile!! I am off to have lunch with a friend today and then back to the stamp room I go, LOL!!! Take care and have a wonderful day!
Card One Recipe:
Paper - Kraft, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla card stock, Sending Love Specialty Designer Series paper
Inks - Chocolate Chip, Pretty In Pink classic inks, Chocolate Chip stampin' write marker
Stamps - Vintage Vogue
Accessories - Top Note Die for the Big Shot, Chocolate Chip Taffeta ribbon, Chocolate Chip Corduroy button, Scalloped Trim Corner Punch
Card Two Recipe:
Paper - Kraft, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla card stock, Sending Love Specialty Designer Series paper
Inks - Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink classic inks, Chocolate Chip stampin' write marker
Stamps - Charming
Accessories - Pinking Hearts Corner Punch, Pretty in Pink satin ribbon, Pretty in Pink brad, distresser, mono adhesive, silver glitter, Scalloped Edge punch

18 comments:

Joan said...

Alex, both of these are gorgeous. I love that torn edge that you've distressed even more! Awesome.

Lauren said...

This vintage look is gorgeous!

Chris said...

these are both very pretty!

tyrymom29 said...

I like them both :) Love these colours !!

Dawn Easton said...

Oh Alex! I'm sorry you aren't feeling well! Hope you can kick it soon!
Love your cards, that glitter rocks!

Nikki Bond said...

So pretty Girl! {SMILES}

Jacilynn said...

Hey Girl, These are both so gorgeous! Love the colors.
x

Nancy ~ Inkcicles said...

Very pretty cards! Love the pinks and craft colors. :-)

Hope you feel better!

Bonibleaux Designs said...

SupER FANTabuLOUs!! Love it!!

kay said...

LOvely Vintage Cards! I'm beginning to love that look. TFS!!! Hope you feel better :)

Carolyn King said...

beautiful Alex...love the vintage look to them. HOpe you feel better soon!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Awww........sure hope you feel better quick!!! These cards are so beautifully elegant Alex!!! I love that dp!!

Tracy.H said...

Love that last one, Alex. Hope you feel better soon! :0)

Julia said...

sorry to hear you have been sick, hopefully you are feeling better now! thanks for visiting my blog and leaving your LOVELY comments - I LOVE getting your stampin' hugs so here are some in return :-)
((((((((HUGS)))))))))

Risa said...

What a beautiful set of cards! I love your color combo and the vintage feel of them!
hugs
Risa:)

Shari Winterstein said...

Hi Alex - I really do enjoy your stamping art and because it brings so much sunshine into my life, I am sharing the Sunshine award with you. The details are on my blog which is http://southerncaliforniastamper.blogspot.com. Thanks for blessing my life with your work of heart. :)

Rose Ann said...

You do vintage beautifully, Alex!! These are just gorgeous!!

Rita said...

Love the colors on these! I might have to try out a version of that first on since I have that stamp set and die. :) Thank you for sharing!