Thinking Vintage

Happy Wednesday!  Today I'm back with another card using one of this month's Viva la Verve! sketches.  This one is from September week 3.  I just love square cards, so I couldn't resist this super cute sketch! 
For the inspiration option, I chose this bedroom ensemble and it immediately made me think of my new Conservatory papers from 7 Gypsies.  So I pulled them out and started in on some shabby chic crafting!  Basically the papers are so pretty, that I didn't really have to do too much.  I sponged the edges with Antique Linen vintage distress ink and matted everything with some crumb cake cardstock.

For the stamped panel, I stamped a 2nd generation (ink up the stamp, stamp it once on scratch paper, then immediately on your paper without reinking) silhouette of the Kind Words flower in Soft Suede, then stamped the sentiment with full strength Soft Suede.

The ruffly bow is made with some scrumptious shabby wrinkled ribbon. I tied a normal bow, then wrapped another piece of the ribbon around the center of the first bow and tied a second bow over the top and adorned with a trinket leaf pin from Maya Road.  The embossing folder is a new one from Sizzix I found at Archiver's this weekend - Swirls #2 and I finished off with a little pierced edge on the green panel and three 4mm peridot rhinestones from Pizzazz Aplenty.

And for those of you who asked yesterday...  When I'm using Nestabilities as a stencil or mask, I keep it from sliding around on my paper by scotch taping the die to my scratch paper on all sides.  If you're sponging, you'll still want to keep pressure down with one hand on at least one edge of the die, so it doesn't wiggle with your sponging, but for masking or outlining it should stay put without much extra effort.  Okay, that's all my chitchat for this morning!  Thanks for stopping by - I hope you have a fabulously creative day!


  1. wonderful card! :) And so pretty bedroom! :) I love this colour!
    Hugs :)

  2. This is drop dead gorgeous - I love love love that rich blue ribbon!

  3. Ok, first that bedroom is beautiful! Love the colors and the decal above the bed.

    Your card perfectly captures the photo. I really like the paper and the ribbon looks great. I haven't bought any of the scrunchy ribbon yet, but plan to soon. It's super cute!

  4. I loved this picture when I saw it but it wasn't working on paper so I'm glad to see how wonderfully it worked for you :) Delicious mix of DPs and your pop of blue ribbon is fabulous. Another beauty :) PS: Still LOVING my new Verve!

  5. totally gorgeous and fabulous, Julee...LOVE that navy scrunched ribbon...a colour I don't have (yet!)...those papers are too yummy!!

  6. Ohh wowww Julee,What a wonderful card.

    Hugs Riet.x

  7. Oh this is sooo gorgeous! Love that wrinkle ribbon....and Prairie Bird Boutique is where I buy mine from too! That embossing folder looks like something I will have to check out!

  8. What a beautiful card. Pretty papers too!

  9. I love your vintage, it's always so perfect and gorgeous!!! Love the wrinkly ribbon.


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