Friday, April 29, 2011

Vintage, with a Touch of Contemporary

If you know me, you know that creating a project with a vintage style is something I really have to work at. For my April Stamp Class I tried to create vintage projects, only to realize that even when they have a vintage feel, contemporary always manages to creep it's way in. See the clean, geometric layout? Hee hee, I guess that's just the way I do vintage, with a touch of contemporary! Here are two of the projects we completed at my April Stamp Class.

For the card we used three embossing folders on Basic Black and Very Vanilla card stock- Vintage Wallpaper, Finial Press, and Elegant Lines. Here's a tip when using these folders on Very Vanilla or Whisper White card stock: mist the paper lightly with water or alcohol just before you emboss to get a deeper impression and to avoid tearing your card stock. We punched the squares out using the 1 1/4" Square Punch and adhered the embossed pieces using Tombo Multipurpose Glue - the one in the green bottle. It's fabulous and most cost effective than using Snail, plus it won't smoosh the embossed texture out of your card stock when you apply it.

We sponged the egdes and the embossed designs lightly in Chocolate Chip Classic ink on the Vanilla card stock as well as on the First Edition DSP. On the Black card stock we sponged in Very Vanilla Craft ink. To make the flower, we used the Fancy Flower punch, misted it with water, then scrunched it up. An Antique Brad completes the vintage look.

For the scrapbook layout we used my puzzle die with my Big Shot Pro machine.

Again, we embossed using the Vintage Wallpaper, Finial Press, and Elegant Lines folders.

Layering the smaller photo corners in the 1st Edition paper over the larger photo corners in Black card stock (both punched with the photo corner punch) ties it all together.

This Black tafetta ribbon is gorgeous and has a vintage feel.

Here we layered a label from the Matchbox Die on a punched Decorative Label.

The Cogs punch seemed to match the old-timey feel, especially when paired with another Antique Brad. The rosette was made by scoring a 1/2" x 12" piece of 1st Edition DSP at every 1/4", then accordian folding it. We used Tombo Multipurpose glue (green bottle) to sandwich it between two 3/4" circles.
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  1. I love it when you post projects from class, it makes me feel I got in on the ground floor of something cool! ;)

    Plus, I forgot to take pictures of the scrapbook layout and I'm going to really need them to put mine together!

  2. Bummed I missed this class! I had seen the LO, but not the card! Gorgeous!

  3. oh I love that card at the top!!

  4. Hee hee - happy to help Deanna!

    Thanks Heather! We missed you!

    Thanks Julie, it was out of my comfort zone for sure!

  5. Finally finished mine!! It is pretty interesting how it looks so different. Thanks for the inspiration!