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Vintage Wedding Card

Something borrowed, something blue.  Springtime is the perfect time for a wedding.  For this week’s challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments we have a wedding project challenge.  My card was inspired by the stamp set Established Elegance.  I selected for my blue shade – Pool Party.  Love, love, love this color!  I paired it with Certainly Celery for a fresh spring feel.  To add to the vintage style, after stamping the images I sprayed the scallop circle and Pool Party layers with water then crumpled them.  I also used my Color Spritzer to lightly spray the frame and sentiment layer with Early Espresso.

Established Elegance Vintage wedding card

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I have included a close up of the card below.  I used non-Stampin’ Up! white tulle around the bust form.  I added the pearls for an elegant touch.

Established Elegance Stampin' Up! vintage card

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I hope you’re inspired to show us your wedding project.  Hop on over to Hand Stamped Sentiments to be inspired by our talented design team and to upload your creation.

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Established Elegance Vintage Wedding Card

Card Size:  5.00″ H x 5.00″ W

Stamp sets:  Established Elegance, Always

Paper: Whisper White, Pool Party

Ink: Pool Party, Certainly Celery, Soft Suede

Accessories: Big Shot, Scallop Circle die, Designer Frames Textured Impressions Embossing Folders, Vintage Wallpaper Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Beautiful Wings Embosslits die, Large Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Bitty Shapes Punch Pack,  Certainly Celery marker, Pool Party marker, Basic Pearls, Antique Brad, Certainly Celery Satin ribbon, Dimensionals

Paris and Bargello Technique

This week on Hand Stamped Sentiments we have a technique challenge and the technique is Bargello.  Bargello is actually a  type of needlepoint embroidery.  It consists of upright flat stitches laid in a mathematical pattern to create motifs. The name originates from a series of chairs found in the Bargello palace in Florence, which have a “flame stitch” pattern.  Such interesting patterns can also be made with paper strips.

Bargello needlepoint examples

Bargello needlepoint examples taken from Wikipedia

I knew I wanted to use Bravo Burgundy and Old Olive so I came up with this card using the Artistic Etchings and Established Elegance stamp sets.  The paper strips are from the Paisley Petals Designer Series Paper.  Love all the pretty patterns.    I also used the oval frame from the Set Designer Frames Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Die to frame the Eiffel tower image.  The image is stamped with Early Espresso, Versamark and heat embossed with Iridescent Ice embossing powder.  The rosette is finished with Dazzling Details to add some sparkle.  The bow is centered with an antique brad.

Bargello Paris card

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Are you inspired to try the Bargello technique?!  If you are then head on over to HSS to upload your project.  To find out how to do the Bargello technique there’s a great photo and video tutorial on SCS .

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Paris and Bargello technique Card

Size:  4.25”  H x 5.50” W

Stamp sets: Artistic Etchings, Established Elegance

Paper: Card Base:  Whisper White; Card Stock:  Bravo Burgundy; DSP:  Paisley Petals

Ink: Bravo Burgundy, Old Olive, Early Espresso, Versamark

Accessories: Big Shot, Set Designer Frames Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Die, Basic Pearls, Bird Punch, Antique Brad, Old Olive Satin Ribbon, 1-3/8″ circle punch, Versamark, Iridescent Ice Stampin’ Embossing Powder, Dazzling Details.

Established Elegance

This week at Hand Stamped Sentiments we have a color challenge.  Let’s see what you can create with the colors of Cherry Cobbler, Pumpkin Pie and Night of Navy.  I was inspired by the rich colors to use the Established Elegance  stamp set.

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I stamped the dress form image on a tag made with Very Vanilla card stock.  The DSP is printed using My Digitial Studio.  I also used the frames embossing folder to frame the bust form.  Hop on over to Hand Stamped Sentiments and see more inspiration from our design team.

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Established Elegance Card

Size:  4.25” H x 5.50” W

Stamp sets: Established Elegance

Paper: Very Vanilla, Textured Cherry Cobbler, MDS printed DSP

Ink: Night of Navy, Pumpkin Pie, Cherry Cobbler

Accessories: Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Designer Frames Embossing folders, Big Shot, Basic Pearls, Heart Punch, 1-3/8″ circle punch

Getting Fancy

It’s getting fancy at Hand Stamped Sentiments.  Fancy as in fancy fold cards.  This week’s challenge is to make your favorite fancy fold card.  There are so many it was difficult to choose.  I decided to make an accordion card because I wanted to use the stamp set, Established Elegance, I earned with my  Sale-a-bration sales.   There are 10 stamps in this set so it was perfect for my project.  I love this set because it has a vintage feel and since Puns from the Past retired this filled its place nicely.  I also used the stamp set Timeless Treasure which coordinates beautifully with Established Elegance.  They are both perfect for creating your shabby chic or vintage project.  I went for a vintage feel and used the new In-Color Wisteria Wonder.  Love this color.  It reminds me of Wisteria and Lavender all at the same time.  Here’s my project.  I photographed the panels and the back of the card so there are lots of pictures.

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To make this card you can start with an 8.5” x 11” sheet of card stock.  I cut it to 10.5” x 4.25” then scored it at 3.5″, flipped it and scored at 7″ to create my valley and mountain folds. Then I marked where I wanted to to make the angled cuts and cut them all at the same time.  I’ve included a template for the base and the Very Vanilla layers so you don’t have to figure out the angle cuts.  See card recipe below for template.

To create a weather-distressed look I sponged the Very Vanilla layers with Soft Suede then sponged with Wisteria Wonder and more Soft Suede.  For more antiquing and aging also used the Color Spritzer Tool with the Soft Suede Marker.  The edges of the card base are sponged with Wisteria Wonder ink.

I hope my card inspires you to get fancy with us at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

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Vintage Wisteria Accordion Card

Accordion Card template:  Click here for template.

Size: 4.25″ H x 3.500 W″

Rubber Stamps:  Established Elegance, Timeless Treasure

Paper:  Wisteria Wonder, Elegant Eggplant, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake

Ink:  Wisteria Wonder, Soft Suede

Accessories: Basic Rhinestones (colored with a Sharpie marker), 1/4” Very Vanilla grosgrain ribbon, 3/8” Wisteria Wonder Ruffled Ribbon, 5/8” Victoria Crochet Trim, Antique Brad, Dazzling diamonds, Lace Ribbon Border Punch, Ticket Corner Punch, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, 1-1/4” Square Punch for punching ends of banner, Textured Impressions Designer Frames Embossing Folder, Color Spritzer Tool

, Big Shot,

Technique: Stamping, Die Cutting, Embossing

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