Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Fresh Vintage Mother!

In case you're unaware or undecided about the gorgeous Stampin' Up! Sale-a-bration goodies, today's card features the beautiful main bloom from the 'Fresh Vintage' set and the 'Everyday Enchantment' Designer Series Paper.  I have been asked to make a "colourful" Mother's Day card and I couldn't think of anything brighter than these stunning papers!


I used the Postage Stamp punch (that I feel is going to become a firm favourite) to create a patchwork effect background.  I cannot speak highly enough of SU punches - they are so easy to use with no need to stand up to give it extra welly!  I coloured the bloom with my Stampin' Write marker pens and look how gorgeously crisp the image is:


The Everyday Enchantment papers are mostly using the In Colour range of colours, but I don't have these markers yet, so I used the next closest alternatives to coordinate with the paper.  The sentiment is stamped in Old Olive, with a couple of lengths of linen thread tied around the middle.  This was all then mounted onto Sahara Sand card stock and popped up on dimensionals.

Supplies
Stamps: Fresh Vintage, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Real Red, Baja Breeze, Pumpkin Pie and Old Olive markers, Old Olive ink pad
Card: Whisper White, Sahara Sand
Paper: Everyday Enchantment Designer Series Paper
Other: Postage Stamp punch, linen thread

I'd like to enter this into the Creative Inspirations 'Something for Mum' challenge and the Glitter Geeks' 'Spring is in the air' challenge.

How would you like to get your hands on Fresh Vintage stamps and Everyday Enchantment paper for ABSOLUTELY FREE?  As part of SU Sale-a-bration, for every £45 you spend on products in any current catalogue, you can choose a Sale-a-bration stamp set or designer paper for FREE!  Not only that, but every order I receive until the end of March will be placed into a prize draw to win a set of Everyday Enchantment paper.  AND I will pay P&P (£4.95) for my first three orders!  Ordering couldn't be easier: just send me a quick email or give me a ring on 07977 141605 and I will place your order with Stampin' Up! for you.

Yesterday I went up to Edinburgh to see an Italian friend of mine who is over in the UK.  As she is supervising a school trip, I accompanied their visit to Holyrood House which is a fascinating place.  It's a long time since I've heard that much chatter in Italian though!  The highlight of the day had to be when one girl asked me if Italian was my native language!  I was chuffed to bits!

Thanks so much for stopping by today,

18 comments:

  1. Hi Victoria, the papers are stunning i agree and so is your card. Thanks for joining us at the glitter geeks blog challenge. louise xx

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  2. Beautiful card, love the combinations of colours. Thanks for joining us at The Glitter Geeks this week, Carol xx

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  3. Wonderful ! I like all these small squares. Sensible choice of colors. Magnificent papers. Bravo ! I like !!!!

    Hugs from France.
    Catherine.

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  4. Wow - Victoria this is gorgeous! I love your background of postage stamp punchings. Vicky x

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  5. Love the patchwork background Victoria, a beautiful card. xx

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  6. Nice layout, like the combination of papers and colors!

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  7. This is Gorgeous
    Well Done
    Hugs Elaine

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  8. If that paper was fabric, I'd be making a quilt with it...just gorgeous! Beautiful image, and the card is a stunner!
    Hope your little furry pal is behaving ;p

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  9. I love this, love your background, colours and stamp, it looks so fresh and zingy!! Thanks for joining us at Glitter Geeks this week, Paula :))

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  10. Victoria thank you , I have been trying to remember where my decoupage came from ...Quackers YES !.
    Thanks for your comment it prodded my memory bank.
    Hugs Elaine

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  11. Victoria this is breath taking. It is so very pretty - what wonderful papers! I've had my eye on that postage stamp punch as I think it will work wonderfully with some of my Clarity stamps! Wish I could win the Lotto and buy a whole bunch of SU supplies lol Karen x

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  12. Pretty card Victoria, I love the patchwork background.
    Pauline
    x

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  13. This is such a fresh and pretty card........Love it!

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  14. A wonderful creation hun! Thanks for playing at Wednesday's Creative Inspirations Challenge Blog! xxx

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  15. Oh this is very pretty! Gorgeous colours and lovely stamp :o) Lisa x

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  16. I love what you have done with this SAB SU set - its gorgeous - thanks for joining the glitter geeks challange this week x

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  17. I love everything about this card Victoria - I do not always comment but I do subscribe to your blog and keep my eye on you!!!!!
    Sandy

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