Vintage Meets Chic

Today’s card project is a quick and easy example of highlighting stamping on a card.

The supply list for this card is as follows:

  • Paper: Stampin’ Up! Glossy White cardstock; 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″
  • Stamps: Stampin’ Up! ‘Vintage Vogue’ (flowers); Stampin’ Up! ‘I {Heart} Hearts’ (vined heart); Stampin’ Up! ‘Whimsical Words’ (sentiment)
  • Inks: Stampin’ Up! ‘Always Artichoke’ and ‘Handsome Hunter’; Tsukineko Memento in ‘Tuxedo Black’
  • Embellishments: Prime eLine Pearls & Crystals in Hunter Green and Teal Blue
  • Tools: Zutter 1/2″ Round-It-All
  • While the stamps are clearly meant to evoke an overall vintage feel, something happens to them when you stamp them on a glossy cardstock. Suddenly, the vintage feel gets a “pop” from the shiny, sleek modern paper. It’s a very interesting contrast in moods and creates a totally new feel for the card than if you had simply stamped on a matte cardstock.

    To begin, I scored my glossy cardstock at 4 1/4″ inches and then rounded all the corners with the Zutter tool. I then stamped the large and small floral images and decided the heart image was a nice compliment to the flowers. (TIP: When stamping on glossy cardstock, it is imperative that you use a steady hand and consistent pressure or else your stamp will slide and blur your image. You may have to practice a few times before you get the technique down. Also, you’ll want to allow a bit more drying time for the inks as the glossy coating on the paper does not absorb the ink as well as other types of cardstock.) Once, my stamping was dry, I decided the centers of the flowers could use a little bling. A few halfback adhesive pearls and faceted crystals in complimentary colors give the card another layer of vintage meets chic–with a touch of bling.

    I hope you all have a Happy Friday and an even better weekend! Don’t forget to sign-up for Giveaway #3 (see sidebar)…and as always, keep crafting.


    4 thoughts on “Vintage Meets Chic

    1. Hi Albert! I have a beautiful blog award for you over on my blog! You'll have to stop by to grab it and read the rules! Congrats go out to you! I love your style and your blog is so fun to visit!-Beth

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