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Sunday, November 2, 2014

Vintage Nature's Peace {PP220}

Hi all, happy November to you!  Thanks for all the well wishes last week while I was sick.  Turns out I actually had the flu!  I'm still not 100% but thanks to Tamiflu, am much better than I was a week ago.  I am excited to be on time with my post for LeAnne's pretty theme challenge at The Paper Players:
I'll admit that I struggled a bit with this one as vintage isn't really my style and I really wanted to use some of current stamps that haven't seen ink yet....so tell me, is this vintage enough?

I had in mind pink, aqua and gold Christmas ornaments flocked with glitter and pearls...can you see it?  I thought this Nature's Peace stamp set evoked the look and feel of a different time period.
The colors also make me think of cool winter skies and the northern lights.  After embossing the image in gold on Very Vanilla cardstock, I sponged So Saffron, Blushing Bride and Pool Party starting in the middle and working out.  Finally, the swirling banners and snow drifts were just calling out for some dazzling diamonds and who am I to resist?
When I was finished with the focal piece, I fussed with a background for it trying each of the 3 main colors but they were all just a little too strong.  In the end, I covered a piece of Blushing Bride cardstock with some Gold Fancy Foil Vellum.  It was just the right amount of glitz.  Two little glue dots secured a piece of Venetian Crochet Trim to the outer edge. And there you have it, my take on vintage Christmas!

Do stop by and check out the rest of the vintage lovelies from the rest of The Paper Players Design Team and then come back to join in the fun before our challenge ends on Friday, November 7th at Noon (PST).  Thanks for stopping by today, friends!

The Paper Players Design Team

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10 comments:

Yapha said...

So pretty!! I love the sponging in the background.

Claire Creates Cards said...

Nance, this is gorgeous! I have gone back and forth about purchasing this stamp, but I think you sold me today! I just love what you have done with the sponging, pearls and lace! I am so happy you are feeling better, My Friend! XX

Amy O said...

Gorgeous, Nance! I thought of the Northern Lights when I first saw this. I love what you've done with the soft and pretty background. The lace adds a pretty, vintage-style touch too.

laurie said...

Those soft colors are beautiful for a vintage card,I love the touches of lace and pearls. The image is perfect for the challenge...so pretty altogether!

LeAnne said...

I love the vintage colors you've used here...I am totally on the same page with the ornament thing! LOVELY image too...such a pretty stamp! And SO glad you are feeling a little more perky!

Andrea W said...

Glad you're feeling better! I think you nailed the vintage look with the Nature's Peace stamp set. The colors and details are lovely.

Monika Reeck said...

The sponging background look funtastic Nance..adorable and lovely gold embossing on your caerd..and adorable Modern Vintage colors on your card...Lovely Lace too..great touch...Lovely Image on your Vintage Card Nance...and lovely soft color..I ADORE your Vintage card..

I just have time to visiting the DT member card all are adorable..I am sorry so late :-)


I try to make vintage card again this time..my entry is #6 if you have time to visiting me back and maybe leave me some love too I would be soo thanks and happy...big hugs, Monika from Germany

Judy1223 said...

So sorry to hear you had the flu...glad you are feeling better! Your vintage card is so pretty...I love the lace and the pearls and sparkle!

Joanne James said...

Such a pretty card Nance and I agree it does have a vintage feel with those soft sponged background colours. This is a really original take on the challenge and the use of this stamp I think - I love the effect (and the crochet trim!)

Jaydee said...

Nance, so glad that you got some drugs and are starting to feel more like yourself!
Yes... it does feel vintage enough...the colors alone are vintage and I love it with the embossing. I struggled with vintage, too... but I love how you combined something new with an old feel. Fabulous, my friend
Hugs
Jaydee