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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Vintage Beautifully Baroque

Elegance? (Check)
Vintage? (Check)
Distressed? (Check)
Awesome??  (Check, Check, Check!)
 
I love card making... and this card was a fun one to make!  With a fun inspiration, one that was in my head for a loooong time... I am so glad to have created it (and 25 of it's siblings) for a swap at the 25th Anniversary Stampin' Up! Convention!!
With our Crumb Cake (#120953) card stock and ink (#126975), Very Vanilla card stock (#101650) this neutral card comes to a rich life!
Shhhh... so I love purses, jewelry, shoes, clothes... when I purchased a Spring-Summer purse this year, this purse caught my eye!
 
I knew that the moment I owned it, I'd make a card inspired by it.  This is the inspiration for this card.
Stamping our Beautifully Baroque (#130895) stamp on an Embossing Buddy (#103893) prepped card stock with Versa Mark ink (#102283) the Black embossing powder (#109133)  becomes so elegant.
 
Two for One??  YES!  Using my Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (#113439), Big Shot Magnetic Platform (#130658) and the Apothecary Accents Framelits (#127003).  The shape mimics the Baroque.
 
Cut in 1/2 and use both sides... on two cards.
The Beautifully Baroque Embossing Folder (#130917) and Big Shot take this Very Vanilla to a new level.  Rubbing the embossed surface with our Stamping Sponge (#101610) and Crumb Cake ink for this highlighted the embossing and also distresses it.
 
Our Hostess Exclusive Express Yourself (#130339) stamped with our Basic Black ink (#126980).
Curl the edges with the Bone Folder (#102300) and sponge it for this elegant look.

I know that this is one of my favorite cards for convention...
what a great swap, if I do say so myself - lol.
 
I hope that you enjoy this card.  Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think.  Pin this, Share it, Facebook, Tweet, Google+, Instagram it...
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Thanks for coming by, I look forward to a visit from you, again, soon!!

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