Saturday, 18 August 2012

Established Elegance

My first card of the weekend is using a stamp set I've had since it was first introduced but had never inked it up.  Oh, the shame!  Established Elegance appealed to me as soon as I saw it, but I'd never used it.  I know I'm not alone in this, so why do we do it?  Who knows the ways of a stamper's mind LOL.

On to the card.  This card is being submitted for this week's challenges at Hand Stamped Sentiments and Pals Paper Arts.

It's quite hard to see in the photo, but the dry-embossed layer was first stamped with various images from Established Elegance and Artistic Etchings in Crumb Cake ink.  Then I ran it through the Big Shot, lightly sponged Crumb Cake ink over the raised portions and finally cut it into strips.

The seam binding flower was made by pulling a center thread in the ribbon to gather it and then rolling the ribbon into a flower shape and sticking down to some sticky strip.  A pearl peeks out from the center of the flower.

Thanks for looking.

Products used (all Stampin' Up!):

Stamps:  Artistic Etchings; Established Elegance
Cardstock:  Early Espresso; Cherry Cobbler; Very Vanilla
Ink:  Early Espresso; Cherry Cobbler; Crumb Cake
Accessories:  Vintage Wallpaper EF; Cherry Cobbler and Crumb Cake seam binding ribbon; sponges



Mary said...

Your card is lovely. The colors that you chose to use awre wonderful together.


Christine Blain said...

Oh, it's BEAUTIFUL, Karren! I, too, am guilty of neglecting this gorgeous stamp set - must remedy that, soon!

Erika Clark said...

What a beautiful vintage card! I have this set too, am totally in love with it, but pretty much only admire other's interpretations :) You are not alone! I love the pretty ribbon flower too, very pretty! Thanks for joining us at HSS! Erika

Diane Vander Galien said...

Beautiful!!! Love the color combo with the POP of cherry cobbler- so Pretty!!! Love the texture!! WOW!
love the flower accent!!! Thanks for playing along with Hand Stamped Sentiments, Diane

Linda Callahan said...

Vintage and stylish for sure! Beautifully done!

ebeth9267 said...

Oh, I am love, love, lovin' your card. It is so warm and inviting and it's perfect for our vintage theme challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments. Smiles, Elizabeth

Erin Gonzales said...

I totally think of sewing when I am imagining vintage, great card! Thanks so much for playing along this week at HSS!

inkedx2 said...

Great card! It definitely has a vintage feel and I love that flower. Thanks for playing with us this week at HSS.

Bada-Bing Creations said...

I love this card because it's vintage but simple! Sometimes I have a hard time doing both of those things on the same card but you've done it great! I love that it's soft looking as well! Thanks for playing at HSS!