This one’s for you, Patti! You’ve challenged me to step outside of my “clean and simple box” to try something new. Well, here you go! Vintage is beautiful and intriguing, but it’s definitely not in my wheelhouse. Vintage is not something that comes natural to me. Staining the edges. Distressing the paper. Refusing to glue all the paper down in perfect 90 degree angles. These are not things that just happen by my nature – please remember that I am an accountant by trade.
Tips, Tricks and Reminders:
- Don’t be afraid on non-traditional elements in your cards. Of course I want you to buy tons and tons of Stampin’ Up! paper and accessories from me, but sometimes it’s fun to try something different. When Serina agreed to let me borrow her Established Elegance stamp set, I also borrowed a page from her book – literally. Serina had an aged book that was falling apart and gave me a page to use. Yipee! They look smashing together.
- Try new colors. With all the cards I’ve made on this blog, I’ve never made a card that uses River Rock. The color has never appealed to me. At all. BUT, when I saw the yellowed coloration of this old book page, I immediately knew I’d be stamping and highlighting with River Rock. Now that I’ve started, you might be seeing more in the near future.
- Use the paper piercing pack to perfectly space your brads. The paper piercing pack isn’t just for paper piercing. It would have been nearly impossible to line up the three brads on this slanted page without my handy dandy piercing pack.
So, did I drive this one over the finish line? I’m happy with it. What do you think?
Stamp Sets: Established Elegance, Loving Thoughts Papers: Early Espresso, River Rock Inks: Early Espresso, River Rock Accessories: 3/16″ Metallic Brads, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Stampin’ Sponges, Paper Piercing Pack
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