Saturday, May 15, 2010

Reading Rocks Vintage

Happy Saturday everyone! I actually accomplished two things with this blog post today. One, sent my oldest to his first prom (sniff) and two, completed my Wednesday Stamp Club card before Monday night.

I wanted to try my hand at this week's featured Splitcoast tutorial rolled flowers. However, since the designer paper I chose was a darker, almost vintage color, I decided I would make sure my project would show a little age with it.

I started out by pulling out some Stephanie Fizer digital paper I had already printed out, then pulled out the matching Stephanie Fizer I Heart Books stamp set and the Grow Love Plant A Tree set and stamping my images on MFT cream perfect panels in memento tuxedo black ink before coloring with prismacolor markers. Once I had everything colored, cut out and my card made, I took a small stipple brush and stippled Tim Holtz old paper ink over the entire card and along the edges of my designer papers to "age" them a bit before adding just a little bit of Tim Holtz walnut stain ink as well.

Taking my large scallop die-namic, I ran it through my big shot with two different colors of felt to make the "hilly" grass to complete my scene. Once my felt was cut down to size, I also stippled Tim Holtz old paper distress ink over the felt to "age" it as well so the overall look would match and the felt wouldn't too bright against the distressed background.

For the final touch, I added a ribbon I had tried die cutting with the scallop die-namic but didn't like how it turned out, so instead of throwing the ribbon away, I tied it into a knot and frayed the edges, then distressed the ribbon to match the card.

The inside of the card was distressed with Tim Holtz old paper ink as well before adding my Stephanie Fizer designer paper and matching images.

Following Joanne's tutorial on SCS, I made my rolled flower, added some glitter, then using some glue dots added it to the bottom left hand corner of the card.

Stamps: MFT Stephanie Fizer Grow Love Plant A Tree, I Heart Books
Cardstock: Vanilla, MFT Cream Perfect Panels, MFT Stephanie Fizer Digital Paper, Stampin Up! Chocolate Chip
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Old Paper and Walnut Stain
Accessories: Prismacolor Markers, Stipple Brushes, Glue Dots, Pop Dots, Making Memories Baby Brads, Felt, MFT Die-Namics, Ribbon, Glitter, Stampin Up! Crystal Effects,


  1. Awesome, Bonnie! I love your scene!

  2. Bonnie, your card is fantastic! I love the patterned paper you used, it works so well with this stamp set! I love the die-namic hills and your flower turned out great!

  3. ooo i love it Bonnie! the distress inking looks great on everything & i love these sets combined! your rolled flower turned out gorgeous & the knotted ribbon is cool too! super cool!

  4. fabulous, just fabulous! great colors and your flower is adorable!