I have had the Ranunculus Romance stamp set sitting on my shelf for a couple of months. Unfortunately, it kept being superseded by fellow stamps. But today, I finally pulled it down and began creating. All the components reminded me of a set of memorabilia so I decided to make a card with a vintage memorabilia feel. All in all, I couldn’t be happier with how it turned out.
The use of blending brushes, sponge daubers and some gentle tearing helped create the neat aged look. And an “aged” looking card would really need the Timeworn 3D embossing folder, don’t you think? When all of these elements come together the result is a stunning vintage card.
There is a YouTube tutorial so you can watch the process. Although the card may look complicated and time consuming, the only time consuming part is just taking the time to “age” each piece. Honestly, I find it kind of therapeutic (but not quite as much as coloring). So, I didn’t mind a little extra time when it results in such a stunning look.
Here is the link for the YouTube tutorial
Below you will find the dimensions as well as the products that I used to make the card. If you don’t already have a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator and you live in the U.S., I would love to be your demonstrator. You can shop for any of the products that I used for this card as well as other wonderful Stampin’ Up! products from my online store. Just click on any of the product icons below to take you to the store.
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Early Espresso base 8 ½ x 5 ½ scored at 4 ¼
Crumb Cake 5 ¼ x 4
Very Vanilla 2 x 3 ¾ (for flower)
2 x 3
2 ½ x 3 ½
Blushing Bride 3/8 x 1 ¼
Soft Suede ½ x 1 5/8
Layering Designs Vellum 3 ¾ x 1 ½
3 ¾ x 5
For the Inside of the Card:
Soft Suede ½ x 1 ½
Very Vanilla 3 ¾ x 5