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.
? 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 VanillaCardstock, 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.
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,