Sunday, 7 June 2015

New York City

Hi!  I'm sneaking in a card for a couple of challenges before my Paper Players DT post goes live in a few hours.

This card was made for the Sunset color theme challenge at Less is More, as well as the Something Old, Something New challenge at Sweet Stampin' Challenge and the Vintage cue word at CASology.



The "something old" for Sweet Stampin' and "vintage" for CASology comes from this stamp.  In today's world of monthly stamp releases and our demands for new! new! new! this stamp is positively vintage as I've had it for at least 12 years!  It was manufactured by a wonderful stamp company called PSX who are no longer in business but have some of the best stamps ever!

Now don't get me wrong, I love new and regularly have new schtuff winging its way to my house, but I still love some of these older images and this one in particular.

I stamped the image in black and clear embossed it before sponging on Squeezed Lemonade, Spiced Marmalade and my "something new" Abandoned Coral distress inks.  Once I was happy with the blending, I cut the image out. I then took a piece of card, 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" and cut a vertical panel out of it, over which I adhered the New York City image.  The top-folding card base was sponged with the same colors in the same area as the cut-out in the top panel is.  

I used foam tape to adhere the panel to the card base.



Thanks for visiting.  It was fun pulling out this old image and getting it inky again.





Products used:

Stamps:  K3156 PXS from The Montage Collection
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, Squeezed Lemonade, Spiced Marmalade, Abandoned Coral (Distress)
Cardstock:  White
Accessories:  Clear EP

Cheers
Karren

Edited to Add:  This card was chosen at Sweet Stampin' Challenge.

13 comments:

Gillian R said...

Lol, I love how the stamp you have used is 'vintage' very clever. And I love the colours you have used. Thank you so much for joining us this week at CASology

Chrissie said...

Perfect stamp to add a sunset backdrop to Karren, this looks awesome!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Vicki Dutcher said...

I love this image!! Such potential~ Keep that PSX, or sell it...have you priced those puppies? $75- $80 per stamp! Yes, they had amazing stamps - you made an amazing card

Sazzle Dazzle said...

That's one classy image and beautifully coloured to tie in with our sunset theme Karren
Thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
Sarah xx
Less is More

Susanne Vargas said...

I whole heartedly agree with what you said about older stamps! Glad you played with this one - it is totally awesome! Especially with the sunset colors behind it! Definitely a keeper! Or, if you are tired of it now, you could always send it to me ;)))) Yes, PSX made great stamps!

Carole Dion said...

Very pretty, love the stamp a lot!

ardythpr1 said...

Love the warmth from the colours you've used! So glad you joined us at CASology this week, Karren!

Anne said...

Fabulous sunset effect Karen!
Thank you very much for joining us.
Anne
Less is More

Neets B said...

The sunset colours with the embossed black looks fab.
Thanks for sharing with us.
Anita x
Less is More

Wedgie said...

Fab card, love the colours. Thanks for sharing with us at Sweet Stampin this week, Wedgie xxx

Wedgie said...

Fab card, love the colours. Thanks for sharing with us at Sweet Stampin this week, Wedgie xxx

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Super cool card. Thank you for playing with us at Sweet Stampin'.

Have a lovely weekend.

Love and hugs
Maarit

Furrbster said...

The colour scheme on this is gorgeous! What a lovely card.

Hugz Tinz