Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Crafter's Companion March "Vintage" Challenge

Have you joined in on the March "Vintage" Challenge at Crafter's Companion this month?  If you haven't there is still time to join and be in the running to win the $30 gift card to the Crafter's Companion store!

I have my take on a "vintage" card to share with you today.  Apparently, vintage is not my forte because it took me FOREVER to come up with this card and it is very plain and simple.  lol


I stamped out my sentiment from Sheena's A Little Bit Sketchy Stamp Set - Always Floral with Memento Rich Cocoa ink onto a sheet of Ultra Smooth Premium White Card stock.   Next I sprinkled on some clear embossing powder and heat embossed it.

I pulled out a couple of dies and my eBosser and cut out the sentiment and a mat.  While the sentiment was still inside the die, I inked over the image with Ranger Distress ink in Brushed Corduroy.  This gave the perfect little frame around the edge of the sentiment.

Next I pulled out two complimentary pattern papers and distressed and inked the edges.  On one of the papers I grabbed the swirl stamp from my Sheena's A Little Bit Scenic - Flying Colors and with Scattered Straw Distress ink, stamped parts of the swirl on a couple of the corners.  And then I took out my Darice 5" X 7" Embossing Folder - Dot Background and embossed the green patterned paper.  It doesn't show well in the photos but it give nice texture.

After that I just had to put all the layers together.  I worked from a sketch challenge at Try Stamping On Tuesday.  I turned the sketch and took off a piece because it wasn't working with my topper.   

I popped up the sentiment with double sided adhesive squares to give a bit of extra dimension.  I used the same Distress ink to color some white ribbon from my stash to make my bow.  I finished the card with 3 pearls.

I'm pretty excited by a new storage solution from Crafter's Companion for my embossing folders called the Embossing Folders Organizer.  I am so excited by it I actually made a video to show it to you!  Tell me what you think.  This is my first youtube video!!  (go me! lol)


We have Spring Break coming up next week and I'm getting very excited!! lol My bestie and her family are coming in to visit for the first 4 days of our break and then my mom will be in town for a couple of weeks.  We are all excited by our upcoming visitors and our break time.

Thanks for stopping by today and looking.

Until next time...happy scrapping.



  1. I have a movie star in my family.......

  2. so pretty! and have a fun spring b reak!

  3. Sometimes CAS is the very best look of all! I think your vintage card is beautiful! Your video is so well done too. I'm thinking about buying an embossing folder organizer now...

  4. Love you card! Great layers! OMG I NEED these carriers! How perfect are they?? Mine are in a plastic tote! Carri~Abusybee

  5. Wow. Just love your vintage look and the colour combination is outstanding. Great job. Thanks for sharing with us this week at Try Stampin on Tuesday.

  6. Your card is great! This is my kind of vintage :) Love your colours and all the distressed edges. Thanks for joining us this week at Try Stampin' On Tuesday :)

  7. Great projects ...yeah great a your voice Stacy...hope to see more video's
    Hug Jose