Saturday, July 21, 2012

Sunday Stamps with Postage Due

Another Sunday means another Sunday Stamps Challenge, for which I'm fortunate enough to be a Designer. This week we had a color challenge: So Saffron, Ridinghood Red and Soft Suede. I have to admit, Ridinghood Red is not my favorite red. And since Daffodil Delight came to the Stampin' Up! family, that's really the only yellow I've used. But I absolutely LOVE this color combination and it's so perfect for a vintage-y card.

Even though I still have a few stamp sets I haven't played with, I just *knew* that the Postage Due stamps were perfect for this color combo. It's such a fantastic background stamp and it makes a good focal point, too. I had some 3/8" Ridinghood Red Taffeta Ribbon and it was perfect to add a little something to this card.

Tips & Tricks:

*To age my card a bit, I used my Craft and Rubber Scissors to distress the edges. I also used my Stampin' Sponges and Soft Suede Ink on all of the layers.
*I just love the Eiffel Tower postage stamp image. Even though the postmark on the large background stamp says Manila, I couldn't resist using the Eiffel Tower on my card. It just seems to work so well with the script as well as the bicycle.
 *Tearing the edges of your card stock is another simple way to add a vintage flair to your card. I tear randomly. Most times it works... sometimes I have to re-stamp my image ;)
*Even though this card appears to have a lot of 'elements' to it, because of the large stamp I used and the randomness of the sponging, tearing and distressing, it didn't take too long to put together. It's actually a pretty simple card :)

I hope you'll join us at Sunday Stamps for this wonderful color challenge. I can't wait to see what you come up with! 'Til next time, keep letting stamps bring out your creativity!

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Postage Due
Paper: Ridinghood Red, So Saffron, Very Vanilla
Ink: Ridinghood Red and Soft Suede
Accessories: Stampin' Sponges, Craft & Rubber Scissors, Postage Stamp Punch, Ridinghood Red 3/8" Taffeta Ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals


Tara (Murphy) Bourgoin said...

Fantastic card, Monica. It's so perfectly vintage! Love what you did with the colours.

Hayley Kew said...

You have also sold me on this stamp set lol My wish list keeps getting bigger and bigger. Love the look of this card and all the little details that make it unique :)

Monica Hornof said...

Glad my continuous use of this stamp set is convincing people to buy it ;)

Joan said...

I love this set - and I love how you've used - the torn distressed corners add so much to the vintage look. Great job! I agree with Hayley - all the little details make it so unique and wonderful.