Wednesday, August 3, 2011

VERY Vintage love going on....

For my latest Card Patterns post, please click here!
For my latest JUGS post, please click here!

Can you feel it? Can you feel the SWOON-factor! It's delightful!

And I really AM, thinking of you! GIRLFRIENDS! Yipeeeee!
I'm doin' the major dog-paddle to keep up with it all this week,
but the pleasure of working with the latest stamps from Wplus9
is keepin' it FUN and, well INTOXICATING! With possibility
in EVERY choice, every stamp, every swatch of twine... Joy with
a capital "J"! - or should I say, WONDERFUL with a capital "W"...

Yes, my friends - the magic of AMAZING stamps IS intoxicating for lil' me!
LOOK at the detail in this GORGEOUS frame - YEOWZA! But, wait, there's
MORE! Do you see, do you see, do you SEE those flowers? Yup, more masking!
I still have a bunch of masks I made from the background work on my last card.
There they were beckoning me - so I stamped the small flowers, masked, and
THEN stamped the filigree frame, in the same red ink - OOOoooooowwwww!
Look ma, I'm stamping! I nearly made the WHOLE thing in the same red, which
is epic, for color THEORY obsessed me... But I couldn't QUITE go the distance:
I had to stamp the sentiment in just a skosh darker red. Doh. I nearly did it.

But, no worries - I HAD fun ANYWAY! I used the Label Layers 3 die
to create a window to my sentiment, and then created sort of a faux
envelope so that there would be some cast shadow to emphasize the
greeting. One MORE time, I made my little flower masks work, and
used them as a template to make for tracing, so that I could cut away
the flowers and leaves from the die shape to give my window just a
hint more interest - Owwwww, BABIES! Fun, fun stuff!

Speaking of FUN babies ... {LOL!} YOU can be sure the rest of the W9-ettes
have put the trimmings on THEIR creative spreads - CHECK for yourselves!


Very Vintage - indeed! {I love this set!}
Don't forget to check out Dawn's blog for ALL of the juicy particulars!
The countdown is DEFINITELY ONNNNN for these babies to be
available at the Wplus9 store, so don't despair, soon the magic of
these Vintage Greetings could be in YOUR capable hands!

I can't wait to see!

Thanks, ONCE AGAIN, for popping by! Stay tuned for the GROUP release
post on Dawn's blog, where we mix and mingle and get our stamps going
in every direction - it's the ICING on the Wplus9 release CAKE, so to speak!

THANKS, again!

Supplies -

C/S - Stampin' Up!
D/P - Cosmo Cricket
Stamps - Wplus9DesignStudio
Ink - Stampin' Up!; Staz On; Colorbox Chalk
Vintage Lace - Local crafty thrift store
Button - Buttons Galore and More
Paper Clip - Tim Holtz
Twine - My stash!


Kerrianne said...

Elise...this is DARLING!! I just LOVE the way you reversed the die to make the peep window...and that RETRO girl you KNOW I am ***swooning*** OVER!! Oh my goodness...these stamps have you Rockin' {{as always}} Just in love with your stunner's lately darlin!

Jinny Newlin said...

LOVE that inset frame and all your yummy vintageness! A truly stunning design!

Wendy said...

This is lovely, love how you used the negative space.

anya said...

I love how you cut the frame from your card base and then put the stamped part behind it. This really looks like a fantastic set!

Dawn said...

Oh, as if your card wasn't enough...your masking has me swooning. Love this Elise!

Indy's Designs said...

Eise, thanks for all the lovely comments on my blog. It's appreciated! As for your vintage card--wowza! I can see why you are on the design team--you are amazing. All that masking--I'm not so good at that yet. I'm in love with the WPlus9 stamps and have set aside some $ to buy some. Yippee. (Oh don't tell my husband!) lol

TeaDub! (Tina W.) said...

Elise, I sooo love the vintage feel of this card...just so elegant!

Rosemary said...

meow!!! absolutely fabulous card, my friend!! you sure know how to make a stamp set shine!

Monique said...

Another Beauty!!! Love this GF!!

Dana Gustafson said...

Clever clever! I bigtime love the layering of the flowers over the frame plus cut window! Yeah baby, you worked your magic!

Andrea M said...

OOOHHH! So darn clever (I'm with Dana - she knows clever!). This is AMAZING E!!!! WOW!