I Thought of You

I love the vintage look, I have a ways to go, but it’s fun trying.  For this card, I took my design paper and punched the bottom with a Martha Stewart ribbon punch.  I threaded the panel with narrow ribbon distressed with Old Paper Distress Ink then wrapped a 2" strip of green cardstock around panel.  The lace is stippled with Old Paper Distressed Ink then spritzed with Sugar Cookie Glimmer Mist before gluing to the panel.  The panel is then mounted onto cranberry cardstock and popped  up over an ivory card base sponged with Antique Linen.   I took white cardstock and stippled on AntIque Linen and Old Paper Distressed Inks before stamping the flowers with Black Brilliance and coloring them with Copic Markers.  The image is layered onto green cardstock cut with a Nestability square and then popped up on a panel cut with a Nestability oval.  The oval layer was crumpled and Old Paper Distressed Ink taken directly to the paper.  The oval was ironed to flatten it and glued directly to the panel.  The sentiment was stamped with Coffee Bean Brilliance and embossed with clear embossing powder.  The final touch was a pair of Prima flowers secured by a brad bling.  The camera doesn’t nearly capture the distressing – it’s subtle, but here’s a closer view:


I was tickled to figure out a way to keep the ribbon on the flower image even though it did not fit into the Nestability.  I ended up cutting the end parts of the ribbon manually and tucking them under the nestie while cutting and embossing.   That really opens up a whole ‘nuther realm of possibilities!

Stamps:  Flowers – Impression-Obsession; Wordsworth – Sentiment
Paper:  Bazzill, Making Memories
Inks:  Old Paper, Antique Linen, Black Brilliance, Coffee Bean Brilliance
Accessories:  Copics, Nestabilities, Embossing Powder, lace, prima flowers, ribbon, Martha Stewart Ribbon Punch

  • nancy bMay 4, 2008 - 8:30 am

    Just beautiful. I also love this vintage look and you make it look so easy to accomplish. Thanks for sharing!!!ReplyCancel

  • Kay McBrideMay 5, 2008 - 8:32 am

    this has got to be my favorite of all so far, and all the work it took, gosh it is so beautiful, im kinda confused about the ribbon stamp look, u will have to explain to me. dont u just love those new punches from martha, i broke down and got the ribbon one the other day and love it. the lace and flower just put the most totally awesome ( that is horrible english) touch to the card. we will have to talk about this card. a class would be nice on all the touches!!!! hint hint.ReplyCancel

  • Kay McBrideMay 5, 2008 - 8:33 am

    i forgot to say u just know so many cool techniques u are a walking book of stamping knowledge. im glad im fortunate enough to be acquainted with u!!! and wish i had a forth of your talent.ReplyCancel

  • JanineMay 5, 2008 - 8:22 pm

    Just beautiful!! I love the colors and the image is perfect!ReplyCancel