Monday, January 24, 2011

Very Vintage Birthday Card

I was lucky to have a crafting afternoon with my friend Ann Wills place on Friday and played with her Friends 24/7 stamp set that I don't have. The flourish on the left is from that set. I started with Very Vanilla card stock and stamped En Francais in River Rock and then sponged the center of it with Whisper White. Then I stamped the flourish in Soft Suede, added the lovely lace from the new Summer Mini, some pearls and then the tag. The tags are also available in the Stampin' Up! Summer Mini and so are the Itty Bitty punches that I used to make the mini flower on the tag.
I stamped the greeting from Well Scripted (again in the Mini) which is soooo elegant and then I used a tag die with my Big Shot from the Lots of Tags 4-pack SIzzlits dies. A bit of light sponging here and there is Soft Suede helps to make it more vintage.
Lastly I mounted it on some Soft Suede card and then some DSP from the Neutrals DSP pack and attached it to the Very Vanilla card base.
We are all dry here but it's been VERY wet and windy in Auckland, New Zealand over the weekend. Where we used to live (and Ann Wills still does) on Herald Island it got very wet with houses on the low side of the island going under a foot or so of water due to the King tides and mean as storm. Nothing as bad as our Australian friends - they are still having problems. Don't forget that Stampin' Up! are having a fundraising drive for them. Refer to my earlier post this month for the details but basically for every stamp set ordered over $30 Stampin' Up! will donate $2 to the relief fund and I will match it dollar for dollar too! SO email me to order your stamps and support a great cause!


  1. Gosh what a lovely card Julia, I love your work, you are so very clever. Well done.

  2. Love the card Julia, I borrowed Debbies set on friday as i don't own it either.