SSC 222…

It is so long since I’ve done a challenge from Stamping 411 that I saw this & was determined to get it finished on time.  I usually start & then don’t have them completed in time.
Now, I must warn you, my card is a little different to what I usually make.  So, please don’t say you haven’t been warned!
As with the challenge, measurements are supplied –
Base 11 x 4 1/4″, scored and folded in half at 5 1/2″ – Early Expresso

Layer 2: 5 x 3 3/4″ – Very Vanilla
Layer 3: 4 7/8″ x 3 5/8″ – Early Expresso
For layer 4, how about a ribbon or a piece of cardstock cut to 4 1/4″ long – Ribbon
For the focal point you can use any shape that fits your stamps. Try cutting your cardstock the same size as your wood or clear mount block.
Close Up…

My oval was cut by running the Ovals Die through the Bigshot, stamped my image with Early Expresso Ink, applied Early Expresso Ink around the edge with my SU Sponge Dauber & adhered theborder by cutting a piece of  Very Vanilla Cardstock, punching along one edge of the cardstock with my Eyelet Border Punch, cutting & adhering to the back of the oval.

With the piece of Early Expresso Cardstock, I run this through the Bigshot with the Embossing Folder – Square Lattice, adhered a piece of Crocheted Trim along the LHS of the piece & adhered to Very Vanilla Cardstock.  This piece was adhered to the Base Card – Early Expresso.




I tied a bow with the Crocheted Trim, placed a Vintage Brad to the middle & adhered to the card using a Mini Glue Dot.  I adhered the oval to the card with SU Dimensionals.

?? Tip – Adhering bows to cards is a lot easier using Mini Glue Dots – they will stick heaps better

I must say these Vintage Brads are to die for & now keep asking myself why I had never used them previously?????  You get 4 each of 5 designs & all are to die for.

I love a lot of Vintage Cards that I see around the blog world, but am not really confident on making them myself, but I am quiet happy with the way this one turned out!  I hope you do too.
Supplies –
Stamp Set – Forever Young
Ink – Early Expresso
Cardstock – Very Vanilla, Early Expresso
Ribbon – Crochet Trim – Victoria
Embossing Folder – Square Lattice
Brads – Antique Brads
Punches – Eyelet Border
Dies – Ovals
Accessories – Snail Adhesive, SU Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots,
SU Sponge Dauber, Bigshot
Until next time, Enjoy!

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