Saturday, January 15, 2011

Stamping 411 Saturday Sketch - Vintage Framed Flowers

NOTE: I've edited the content of this post to include card details at the bottom for you! Thanks for being patient with me!!

Hey there everyone! I am just stopping by quickly to get this card posted for you all.

I had ZERO time to post while I was in Nashville for Leadership Conference - it was wonderful and I am anxious to tell you all about it, but that will have to wait until Monday when I finally get home and get my photos uploaded.

For now, I'm back at Tiffany's house where she had her downline meeting today and I was the featured speaker. It just occurred to me that I'd not gotten this card posted for the Stamping 411 Saturday Sketch Challenge so I hopped on here to at least get the post up for you!

Here's my card:
I also made this for my private GoDivas swap group at Leadership.

And here's the sketch this week:

Here's a little close up of the focal image and details:

I used a bunch of fun new stuff from the Occasions Mini for this one and I PROMISE that I'll come back on Monday and fill you in on all the details, but for now I'm going to log off and encourage you all to go visit the Stamping 411 Blog and check out what the other Operators created this week! I know the projects will be amazing!

Stamped blessings,


Card details:

I used Very Vanilla cardstock for my base and cut it lengthwise for a piece that was 4 1/4" x 11". I folded it in half to get the center crease, and added a piece of the Springtime Vintage DSP to the lower part after tearing it and sponging the torn edge with Crumb Cake ink. I opened up the card again and ran the front through my Big Shot with the new Framed Tulips embossing folder. Next, I sponged Crumb Cake ink lightly all over the embossed areas to highlight them.

For the focal point, I used a piece of Rose Red cardstock, layered with a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock that had been stamped with the Teahouse Background stamp and Rose Red ink - love how this looks like wallpaper! Using the Baby Blossoms Stamp Set from the Mini, I stamped the frame image with Crumb Cake ink on more Very Vanilla and used my Paper Snips to trim it out. The flowers were stamped a scrap of Very Vanilla and punched out with the Wide Oval Punch. After sponging all of these pieces with Crumb Cake ink, I layered them up, using Stampin' Dimensionals under the oval piece and the Rose Red piece. I added two of the Pearls Jewels to the frame and then a sweet little bow of Pear Pizazz Seam Binding to finish it off.

Sweet, simple and pretty - it reminds me of something my Grandma would have loved, how about you?

Thanks for waiting on the details for this one - I have the BEST readers out there! I'd love to know what you think of this card!


  1. This card is gorgeous, and even more beautiful in person...and I'm thrilled that I can say that! It was so great to see you :)

  2. Beautiful card! I love all the details of this card...especially the Baby Blossom image. TFS.

  3. Gorgeous vintage style card!!! I love how you embossed the DSP onto the card base. And the tiny pearls fit so perfectly with thoe petite blooms. Thanks for the inspiration!

  4. Absolutely Gorgeous... I got one to prove it!! :D It was awesome to get a few minutes to hang with you at leadership. Your class was filled with wonderful tips that I took MAD notes to capture. IMO, that one class was worth the registration fee and I'm so glad I didnt miss it.

  5. Every time I scroll down the design team cards, I stop at this one. It is beautiful!

  6. What a lovely card. This is one I am going to CASE. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Love, love, love this! I have one already in a special place on my display. I can't wait to show it off to my clients!

  8.! That is one GORGEOUS card!


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