Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Vintage Blue Friends

I have a pair of Levi's blue jeans that are so old, they almost pre-date my daughter. But those jeans are like a great friend, comfy, worn in the right places and they feel so good when they hug me I just can't bring myself to part with them even though they are a bit ragged around the hem. They've been with me in good times: I had them on the first time I walked through the Riverton offices at Stampin' Up! - I'd just gotten off the plane - and I was wearing them the next year when I checked in and found out that I'd earned Founder's Circle for the first time. And they've been with me in sad times: I was wearing them when we visited Ground Zero in NYC after 9/11. Yep, just like a great friend - always there.

The card I'm sharing with you all today is one we are doing in Just Cards today and tonight, and it reminds me of those jeans. But, I won't be wearing it - I promise!

I used a little new, a little old for this one. The stamps are Vintage Vogue and the Very Vintage Wheel from the Mini Catalog and the cardstock is Kraft, Bordering Blue and Naturals White. Soft Suede ink and Bordering Blue paired up beautifully - I love this combo - and a bit of Soft Suede Polka Dot ribbon for a touch of whimsy!
As you can see, I sponged all the edges, even on the flower. It just looked too 'clean' without the sponging.

The flower accent is just two flowers stamped with Bordering Blue on more Naturals White cardstock and I curled up the edges with my Bone Folder. They were adhered together with a Clear Rhinestone Brad and it's popped up with a Stampin' Dimensional.
There you go, sweet and simple!
Sometimes that's just all you need!


  1. This is a wonderful example of simple and Beautiful!!! Great Job! I love it and may have to case this. Into my Robin Folder it goes!!! thanks for sharing.

  2. So elegant and so beautiful. I think I am casing this one for sure!!

  3. Absolutely beautiful, Robin! I love this set and your colors are just lovely! TFS!

  4. Love this color combo....I will be trying it out for sure!!!!

  5. Everything on your card is just right. I've been itching to use some of my naturals white, so thanks for the inspiration!

  6. Robin, your cards are just lovely and clean in design. I like that! Thanks for your creativeness.

  7. I love the color combo you used. Very pretty!

  8. WOW!!! This is both beautiful and vintage!! I love hearing your story of your faded blue jeans. All I can say is if I had a pair like that that predated my oldest daughter AND they still fit I would NEVER NEVER NEVER get rid of them!!!! You hang onto those forever!!!


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