Hi stampers! I have a card for you today that was inspired by one I posted long ago. I really wanted to do something with the new first edition DSP (I'm really on a roll with it...I know..I'll move on someday I promise...maybe) and the elements of style stamp set. I think they were made for each other and are both decidedly vintage. So, I have a card hanging in my studio that I saw was made at an SU event last year and thought it was a good starting point. The layout is much the same but I changed the colors up and added a few special elements. I have to say I don't use a lot of purple in my stamping but thought it would go nicely with my theme here. So, here is the card:
Stamps: Elements of style, clearly for you
Paper: perfect plum, elegant eggplant, Sahara sand, first edition DSP
Ink: perfect plum, elegant eggplant, sahara sand, basic black
Accessories: framed tulips embossing folder, silver smooch spray, antique brads, vintage tags, butterfly bigz die, very vanilla satin ribbon (Whew, I think that's it, teehee)
There is a lot of stuff going on here, I just kept adding elements like a crazy woman:-) The butterfly was stamped with stazon and then I colored it in with an aquapainter. Once it was dry I crumpled it up and sponged the edges and whole thing with the tea stain ink from the distressing kit. I also sponged the main panel of the DSP The other panel is sahara sand and was a nice neutral color here. I stamped on it also but stamped off each time before stamping and then distressed those edges as well. I adhered all three of the main panels together and sprayed them with the silver smooch for a little shimmer and once it was dry I popped it on the card base over some very vanilla satin ribbon. The finishing touches were the antique brad and the vintage tag (love love love those) which I stamped the small butterfly from clearly for you in perfect plum (hint: throw a glue dot on there so it stays put). I really love the way this card turned out (although I <3 the original also) and I hope you do too. Tell me what you think!