Friday, 16 March 2012

Elegant Fresh Vintage

I've been playing with Fresh Vintage again today.  It's such a gorgeous stamp set, made even more lovely by the fact that it's FREE!  The other day I inked it up with marker pens, but today I wanted to see if it worked as well using an ink pad.  Answer: yes, it does!

Here is the first card.  The image and sentiment are stamped in Soft Suede ink onto Very Vanilla card.  Some linen thread separates the two.  I then mounted this onto some gorgeous striped paper from the Mocha Morning series.  (This paper is so wonderful: 8 sheets have metallic ink and 4 have luxurious black velvety flock.  It took a lot of will power to cut into it as it is so beautiful!)  The base is made out of Crumb Cake (Anne-Marie's favourite!).

Here's a close-up:

Stamps: Fresh Vintage (Sale-a-bration free set), Happiest Birthday Wishes (hostess set)
Ink: Soft Suede
Card: Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla
Paper: Mocha Morning Designer Series Paper
Other: linen thread, Stamp-a-ma-jig

I then fancied a black and white classic card so created a pattern using the same bloom as above but in Basic Black ink and on Whisper White card.  Can I just say that I LOVE my new Stamp-a-ma-jig!  It makes stamping in the right place a breeze.  I have no idea how I managed to craft for so long without one!

I love the shape of the sentiment. It's from the same stamp set as the sentiment in my first card - a humongous stamp set with 11 different birthday sentiments.  Some of them are a hefty size too.  It's a hostess set, available for just £20 in wood or £16 in clear mount!

Stamps: Fresh Vintage (Sale-a-bration free set), Happiest Birthday Wishes (hostess set)
Ink: Basic Black
Card: Basic Black, Whisper White
Other: Stamp-a-ma-jig

I'm hard pushed to choose a favourite.  I wonder what other inks Fresh Vintage would work well with?

I'd like to enter these cards into the Stampin' Sisters in Christ 'dark and light' challenge based on Ephesians 5: 8-9 and the Crafty Ribbons 'birthday' challenge.

You can get Fresh Vintage for absolutely free with an order of £45.  I've only used one stamp out of the set so far, so I will try to get organised to show you what else is in there.  It's a remarkably versatile set.  If you have any questions or if you would like to order SU goodies, please feel free to contact me by email or by phone.  I will be delighted to help!  Remember I have a free P&P offer for my first three customers (meaning more money for goodies!) and a prize draw to win a set of Everyday Enchantment Designer Series Paper.

There's a delicious smell coming from the oven so our potato, mushroom and veg bake must be ready.  Noshing time...

Thanks for visiting and happy stamping,


  1. Two simple and elegant cards, especially love the first one. Hugs, Claire x

  2. Great stamping Victoria, what gorgeous and stylish cards.
    well done hugs Elaine

  3. These cards are so elegant, I think I am going to CASE them as soon as I get a chance.

  4. I like them both Victoria but the second one is my favourite. You are very clever to have made that beautiful shaped 'frame' on the left hand side of the card front and it looks gorgeous in elegant black and white. Vicky x

  5. Lovely cards Victoria, that stamp set is uber yummy! Especially like the second card as it is so stylish Karen x

  6. Both your cards are stunning Victoria - Stampin' definitely suits you - Jacqueline xx

  7. Beautiful card Victoria, so stylish. Kim

  8. Gorgeous monochrome cards Victoria, love the border you created in the second one. xx

  9. Gorgeous cards, Victoria! I loved the ones ion the last post too. You are on a roll - so creative!

  10. Gorgeous cards Victoria. Love them both but the second one would be my fave. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Ribbons in our birthday challenge.
    Dawn xxx

  11. Perfect card! I like the colors, especially the second one. That lovely designs just pops! Thanks for joining us at Stampin Sisters in Christ this week.

  12. Simple and clean cards as I like ! Very smart ! Sensible choice of colors. Bravo !

    Hugs from France.

  13. Hey Victoria! Your cards are gorgeous - very classic and elegant. The black one is really outstanding. Beautiful cards!

  14. Card made from crumb cake?? He he he for a foreigner it sounds very funny! Both cards look great, anyway! Thanks for participating in our challenge at Crafty Ribbons this fortnight and welcome back next week!!

    La Vikinga


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