I felt the need to get really into my ink last night and this is the result using the Vintage Vogue and En Francais Stamp sets. I started with a Soft Suede background and stamped the floral flourish in VersaMark, clear embossed, and then sponged Soft Suede Classic Ink all over to get an aged look. You can't see both but there are two Jumbo Eyelets set on the left side to thread my Soft Suede Grosgrain (back side of the polka dot).
On the main panel, I stamped En Francais in Soft Suede and then stamped the large bloom from Vintage Vogue in VersaMark and clear embossed. Using a combination of Crushed Curry, Soft Suede, and Dusty Durango Classic Inks, I sponged over the entire piece using the Emboss Resist technique. See how the script is visible through the stamped flowers?...love this technique! I stamped another of this same bloom on a scrap piece of Whisper White and used a combination of all three inks again to create this as an embellishment. The Corduroy button is from th e Summer Sun collection. I just brushed it over my Crushed Curry ink pad and brushed Dusty Durango around the edges. The Scallop Trim Border( from the Sale-A-Bration brocure) is in Crushed Curry and inked with Soft Suede. Butterflies cut and dry embossed with the Beautiful Wings Embosslit and cut with the Big Shot then inked with Soft Suede.
This card was a lot of fun to make! Try using your inks by sponging and combining colors. Soft Suede is a GREAT color to use in your vintage or distressed projects. You'll love it!
Stampin' Up! products used in this project:
Stamps: En Francais(109521) background, Vintage Vogue(117690, Wood Mount; 118598, Clear Mount)
Paper: Soft Suede, Whisper White, Crushed Curry, Dusty Durango cardstock
Ink: Soft Suede, Crushed Curry, Dusty Durango Classic Ink
Accessories: Beautiful Wings Embosslit, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Antiques Brass Jumbo Eyelets, Soft Suede Grosgrain Ribbon, Summer Sun Corduroy Buttons, Sponge Daubers, Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool
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Have a great Sunday!---Lisa