Saturday, July 10, 2010

Vintage Queen: SCIC{10}

Hi, all! Tonight I have a new-to-me challenge to share with you. Stamping Celebration is a challenge site with an amazing Design Team, great inspiration and fun for all! When I saw the gorgeous inspiration photo of challenge #10, I knew exactly what I was going to do. Vintage! I think yellow, black and white, or in this case very vanilla, is such a timeless and elegant color combination. I've used some of my new favorites here including the Newsprint DSP, 2 3/8" scallop circle punch, Vintage Wallpaper impressions folder and Daffodil Delight cardstock.

To make the flower I punched one 2 3/8" scalloped circle and two 1 3/8" scalloped circles from the Newsprint DSP. I scrunched each circle up, crumpling it in my hand and then layered each one with the larger scalloped circle in back. A 3/4" circle of basic black highlights the pearl brad (non-SU) nicely. Did you notice the new adhesive pearls in the new catalog? So excited, can't wait to get mine! Anyway, I just love the way this little flower looks!

The Daffodil Delight strip needed something more than just the quote from Favorite Thoughts. I dug around my stamp cabinet and found this pretty bitty damask image from the Charming set. Inked up in Daffodil Delight and stamped in an alternating pattern, it makes a great background. Of course, this sentiment wouldn't be complete without the crowning touch from Tiny Tags to dress it up!

The inside needed a strong dose of style to match the outside and this flourished frame stamp from Gallery (retired) in Daffodil Delight fit the bill perfectly! An equally flourished {contraband} stamp (Hero Arts) set off with a pair of crowns is just the finishing touch for this royal card of elegance and style! Now, I wonder who I should give it to?

stamps: favorite thoughts; tiny tags; charming; gallery (retired); fabulous birthday (hero arts)
ink: daffodil delight; stazon jet black
paper: basic black, daffodil delight, very vanilla cardstock; newsprint designer series paper
xtras: vintage wallpaper textured impressions folder; 2 3/8" scallop circle, 1 3/8" scallop circle & 3/4" circle punches; top note die; old olive 1/4" grosgrain ribbon; stamp-a-ma-jig; pearl brad from my stash


Candace Lawlor said...

Wow... this is beautiful... love that flower (and the sentiment of course!). Thanks so much for playing along with us for SCIC this week... and for your kind words about our design team! Thanks!

Diane said...

Another winner! You always put things together so nicely.... I NEVER would have thought that.

Nancy said...

It would be very difficult to pick a favorite from your cards, but this one really would fill the bill. I love the contrast of the newsprint flower along with the new daffodil delight against the black and the embossing, I could go on, and on.....

Kari Linder said...

Oh this is just fabulous! I LOVE everything about it! Thanks for joining us this week at the SCIC!

Allison said...

Wow! I love how you combined all the elements together so perfectly. Great interpretation of the inspiration piece. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Stampin' Celebration. :-)

Rochelle said...

Oh My goodness Nance...this is great! I LOVE all the new things you used on this card! I am excited about the new pearls too! :) Thanks for playing...hope to see you around the Stampin' Celebration blog again soon!

Krystal (skdeleeuw) said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! Congrats on being one of the SCIC Top 3!! Here is a link to a blog badge if you would like to add it to your sidebar:

Thanks for playing along with us this week!