Sunday, August 24, 2014

Vintage You Are Just My cup of Tea hand-stamped distressed card

Oh the joy of vintage paper crafting.  With an avid love of all the old paper-crafting and card-making of the Victorian era to present, I love how simple it is to distress and take what is shiny and new into something that brings days of old to mind.  So as I was discussing Downton Abbey with a friend, this card came to mind - the vintage, lace, elegance and doilies.. just what you'd imagine at a manor in a English country side, sigh... so Join Me in this fun paper-crafting trip to days long passed as we enjoy a spot of tea and card making!
Create this elegant, vintage hand-stamped card with:
Tea Party stamp set (wood 129135/clear 129138)
I Love Lace background stamp (wood 134033/clear 134036)
Very Vanilla card stock (101650)
Crumb Cake card stock (120953)
Crumb Cake ink pad (126975)
Regals Stampin' Write Markers (131262)
Tea Lace Paper Doilies (129399)
Venetian Crochet Trim (134581)
Stampin' Sponges (101610)
Stampin' Distressing Tool (127562)
Ovals Framelits (129381)
Big Shot Magnetic Platform (130658)
Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (113439)*
SNAIL (Simple, Neat, Affordable, In-Line) adhesive (104332)
Stampin' Dimensionals (104330)
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I LOVE LACE - this card takes lace and uses it in many ways.  Here stamp the I Love Lace background stamp with Crumb Cake ink on the Very Vanilla card stock.  This create a feminine, elegant and pretty hand-stamped accent.
Take this white Tea Lace Paper Doily and rub it into the Crumb Cake ink pad.  CAUTION - these doilies aren't very absorbent.  I used our Heat Tool to warm and dry the ink, changing this pretty white doily into a crumb cake delight!!
Your friends, the Stampin' Sponge and the Stampin' Distressing Tool.  I LOVE the looks they give to a project.  Here soften the edges of the Lace stamped card stock and the Stampin' Distressing Tool distressed edge of the Crumb Cake card stock.  This will take a project to a deeper and more vintage looking project.

Yes, you can distress and age your ribbons!  I love that this Venetian Lace Trim goes from a pretty vanilla ribbon to an aged but so lovely Crochet Trim!
Using the SNAIL Adhesive to put the I Love Lace stamped Very Vanilla card stock, Venetian Lace Crochet Trim and the aged Tea Lace Doily for a pretty, layered card base.  Using the Regals Stampin' Write Marker to softly accent the flowers in this stamped image.  Stamp the Tea Party image with Crumb Cake ink pad on the Very Vanilla card stock.  Using the Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine*, Magnetic Platform and Ovals Framelit to pop it out. (Easy Peasy!!)  The Stampin' Sponge will keep the same vibe to the card.  Use the Stampin' Dimensional Adhesive to add depth when you raise this image.
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Take a trip to days of old when ever you paper-craft.  Card making is such a special part of the Victorian Era that lives on today.  Using a few cool tools to take a modern and shiny card and change it to an elegant and vintage hand-stamped card.  Even if you don't watch Downton Abbey or an avid fan, there are surely wonderful people in your life who would appreciate and be blessed by this hand-crafted card.  Have fun and embrace the days of old and some stunning lace accents for a cool hand-stamped card today!

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