Tuesday, January 5, 2010

First Card of the Year: Vintage Vogue

My first card of 2010 is an anniversary card, one of ten requested by my friend and adopted mom Cathy. My goal is to have a total of five done by Saturday when we meet for lunch.

Without further ado, here's the card:

I got to use a whole bunch of new toys in putting this one together! Most obvious is a new stamp set called Vintage Vogue. Don't you just LOVE those flowers? Just wait until you see the rest of the stamps in the set! This set will always be special to me now because it's the first Stampin' Up! set I own designed to be used with clear acrylic blocks instead of the traditional wood mounts. I'm hooked, as the clear-mount stamps are less expensive and so much easier to store. {Insert satisfied sigh here.}

The other new toy that I'm just WILD about is the Scallop Trim Corner Punch. Check out the corners on the Sahara Sand panel... is that classy or what? It gets better, too: There's a coordinating border punch available as one of many free Sell-a-Bration items! I placed an order bright and early this morning and will be eagerly awaiting the UPS guy ("Mr. Brown") to bring my box of goodies next week! I can't wait!!

Other new stuff (well, new to me) on this card include Thoroughly Modern Designer Series Paper and Vintage Brads. Also, while I usually use SNAIL adhesive for as much as possible, today I broke from my pattern and adhered my fussy-cutted flowers with glue dots to raise them up just a wee bit. One flower is raised higher using Stampin' Dimensionals.

Here's the inside:

Stamps: Vintage Vogue, Great Greetings
Colors: Soft Suede, Sahara Sand, Rose Red, Old Olive
DSP: Thoroughly Modern
Punches: Scallop Trim Corner, corner rounder
And: Vintage brads, Champagne Mist shimmer paint

The "Happy Anniversary" sentiment is from a long-retired SU! set named Great Greetings, circa 1992. It was one of the first sets I ever bought, and -- get this -- it's mounted on FOAM blocks! Stampin' Up!, you've come a long way!


Tammy Mendiola said...

Very pretty! Love these colors together!

Kelly said...

Congratulations! I just wanted you to know that your project will appear on the Yahoo Group Late Night Stamper’s blog finds of the day for January 7. Want to receive your own copy of the blog finds of the day? Join us at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/stampinuplnstampers/ or visit our Blog Finds of the Day Blog at http://blogfindsoftheday.blogspot.com.

rush8888 said...

i hope you didn't get a hernia by pulling out that idea by the roots. i know your back has been hurting and is better now. time to bring those ideas to fruition. having fun with your new set! foam-mounted to wood-mounted and back to foam-mounted (for use with an acrylic block)!!! mom-cat will be so proud and happy that you have mended!

christina d said...

I really do like the colors. The card came out great. Looks like the lighting really worked too. I know what colors I want now! LOL!

Carla said...

Scrumptious use of this new gorgeous set! I will be CASEing you as the effect of the corners are stimuli I just can't deny..heehee I look forward to other creations that inspire, thanks so much!!

Cindy Grantham said...

Very very nice! Love the colors.

Cindy Grantham said...

Love the colors and the layout. Nice work Joyce!

kpfs said...

The card is just gorgeous! Great job!

kate The kid said...

v. nice. mom-cat will LOVE it (them)!

Melissa said...

Pretty pretty pretty! I love this set. Thanks for the inspiration!

Ramblin Rose said...

You've given me some great ideas again. Wonderful cards Joyce.

Rose Ann