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OCC Vintage Verve

Hello All! I'm hosting a little mid-week challenge with a prize over on the OCC this week. The challenge is to use one of my favorite techniques called Vintage Values. Be sure to hop on over and see the vintage beauties the OCC crew came up with!

Vintage Values How-To: Requires 2-3 shades of the same color of ink and a craft sponge. Starting with your lightest shade of ink, use a craft sponge to sweep ink from the outer edges of your cardstock inward as far as you want your glow to touch. Repeat with your next shade of ink, but only sweep about 2/3 as far in (so some of the lighter color still shows in the inner sections). Repeat with the darkest shade of ink (if desired), sweeping with short strokes, only about 1/3 of the way in.

To play along, upload your creation to your blog or gallery, then leave a comment on the original challenge post on the OCC Blog linking to your project so we can check it out. If you upload to SCS, remember to use keyword: OCCC. On Friday, October 31 at noon EST, we'll be choosing one random participant to receive their choice of any Verve Stamps set. If you don't have Verve stamps, feel free to play along with stamps from any company. We never met a stamp we didn't love!

Now, I usually do this technique with browns, but in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I decided to go pink. The three shades I chose to work with are Pink Pirouette, Pretty in Pink and Regal Rose. I started by embossing a couple pieces of Classic Cream cardstock with the Snowflakes Cuttlebug folder, then sponging the edges using the Vintage Values technique. I cut a circle with my Classic Circles Nestabilities, stamped the snowflake from Winter Wonder Remixed in Pretty in Pink and then sponged the edges with the 3 shades of ink. Next I cut a coordinating Basic Gray and Pink Pirouette circle and scalloped circle to mat behind it, and inked up the edges of the scallops. I used the Martha Stewart Fern Branch punch and punched about 10 shapes out of Classic Cream, and then randomly inked the edges with the three different shades of pink ink. I finished off with some Petal Pink liquid pearl accents, some teeny tiny rhinestones on the scallops and some Basic Gray taffeta ribbon.

41 comments

Meg said...

What a beautiful card to start the day with! Can't wait to try this technique!

Dawn Easton said...

Gorgeous Julee!!!! Wow! Love this in pink!!! So pretty!

Jessica Diedrich said...

This is absolutely stunning!

Kelly Schelske said...

Oh so pretty Julle!! The pink looks awesome!

Jennifer said...

This card is gorgeous! I have *got* to try that technique after seeing so many beautiful cards coming up in my Google Reader this morning.

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

Wowwwwwwwwwwwwww this is pretty!!!

Cindy Haffner said...

Beautiful Julee I love the pink.

Niki Estes said...

This is gorgeous, Julee!

Renée said...

gorgeous card, Julee! Love the pink with this technique, it looks absolutely fabulous!

Šolanje na domu-Waldorf said...

Gorgeous card! Love everything about it. :)

x Natasha x

Betty J Schaub said...

I've been prowling around looking at everyone's cards for the Verve challenge. You gals are so talented! Julee this is a wonderful technique and makes for beuatiful cards. TFS.

Jennifer Meyer said...

Beautiful card Julee! The design is so pretty and I LOVE all of the gorgeous detail with the MS branch punch! Thanks for the fun challenge, I had so much fun using the vintage technique!

Have a wonderful day,
Jennifer :)

Anonymous said...

Wow-o-wow! What a striking winter card. The pink snowflakes are so luscious! Love all of the details you've included in there!

Cindy

Anonymous said...

This card is breath taking I love this look with the pink. I am in a Vintage ATC swap and I will have to try this technique. TFS.

Debbie/Phx AZ

Anonymous said...

OMGosh! This card is jaw-dropping gorgeous! I absolutely love it! I've got to try one--thanks so much for your wonderful inspiration!

dpkennedy said...

Oh wow, this is stunning! Your designs are always fabulous! I hope I get time to do the challenge, it's wonderful!

Jill Haddad said...

Wow! Great technique and a stunning card! The original use of the fern punch is fantastic! I love the snowflake effect you achieved with it.

Christi Flores said...

Wow! Gorgeous!

Shannan Teubner said...

OOHHHHH!!!! Julee!! This is gorgeous, girl!! I love it!

Karen Giron said...

Wow, this is stunning! I'll have to give it a try.

Sew This N That said...

What a great technique and so effective :0)
**Hugs** Heather x

Katie Cotton said...

Holy COW this is a a beautiful card! My jaw dropped to the floor when i saw it! Just amazing!

nap time stamper said...

Love this Julie!! You are so talented! I tried this with pink inks and it looks awful!!! LOL!! The brown was much easier!

CreativeMish said...

This turned out really nice with the pinks! I love the fern punch.. I've looked everywhere for one :(

Anonymous said...

this is absolutely,freakin STUNNING!!!! LOVE it!! You are totally the queen of this technique!!! It's so soft, so elegant, SO YUMMY!!!! Can't wait to play along!!

Allison said...

This is just stunning!

Whimsey said...

WOW; this is stunning!!!!!

Lila H said...

Stunning work!!!! what a beautiful technique!!!

Lynda Benden said...

This is beautiful Julee! I love the colors you used! Thank you so much for teaching us this awesome technique!

Jackie Pedro said...

I am in AWE of this absolutely beautiful card, Julee! I cannot wait to try this technique!!

Germaine Ferrao -Lenn said...

Oh Julee Wow it is so pretty, can't wait to try this technique...thank you for sharing your talent!

Denise said...

Gorgeous card~ Can't wait to try this technique! :)

Anonymous said...

Goodness gracious. I just grabbed my coffee and am kicking back to stare at this card for a while longer. Absolutely gorgeous!

dasimonds said...

Beautiful colors..
Gorgeous Card!!

Bastelfrosch's Kreativseite said...

This is a wonderful card. Your blog is beatuiful!
Annett

Anonymous said...

WOWZER!! This is an amazing card!! Love the pink and snowflakes!! What a beauty!! TFS! :)

The Country Rose said...

This is such a stunning card! Just beautiful! Really like it in pink too :).

Anonymous said...

I sure love your card. Thanks so much for sharing.
Linda Peterson

Valerie said...

OH MY this card is sooooo beautiful!!!! eeeeep! I love LOVE it!

Anonymous said...

Omigosh!!! This is a stunner! Absolutely love that technique. TFS!

Whimsey said...

Thank you for the fabulous inspiration; I finally finished my card!

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