Sunday, April 15, 2012
I have had some of these very vintage looking sets for years. I will be honest and say that I don't think they have ever seen ink. Back in the day, I knew what I liked, but when I got it home, I did not know how to use my purchase. I drug out some sets from Lost Coast Designs and got to work trying to create a vintage looking man/boy card. I knew I saw a challenge for it, but alas, the challenge was closed. I will peek around today to see if I can find it a home. Yes, I am using it for my DS's BD card. Shhhhhhh! He is so focused on his wedding next weekend that he will never look here. Ha Ha!
My base is a rogue card stock in a brownish color. The designer paper I chose is from Basic Grey's Little Black Dress. The stamp sets are called Leonardo Accessories, and Word backgrounds for ATCs Set 1. Both are from Lost Coast Designs. Everything is stamped and sponged with Memento tuxedo black and gathered twigs Distress Ink. The letter stamps are from a 1$ bin set, and have been distressed. That crazy laser cut corner piece is a sample I have had for ages called Fabulous Filagree, and it is from Lindy's Stamp Gang. The embellishments are twine, gold stickies and an antique button.
Stamping friend, Patti P. had a great suggestion on where to enter this card, but I did not use die cuts on the front. Thanks, Patti! My friend Carol, however, sent me to Shopping Our Stash Challenge #47, which is Vintage. Thanks Carol, that worked perfectly! Have a fantastic Sunday!