Saturday, December 18, 2010

The Time of Your Life

Today I have another project using a vintage inspired image from Stampin' D'Amour, but instead of just photos I decided to put together a quick tutorial for it.  For some reason every time I look at this image it makes me think of shopping ;o)  I used some Basic Grey patterned paper and a Prima journaling card, they are perfect for cardmaking.
The finished card size is 5" x 6 1/2".
Trim patterned paper to fit card base.
Mat Prima card with brown cardstock, I like to use the Stampin' UP Perfect Layers ruler, it always gives me perfect mats.  For this mat I used the 1/16" edge.
Ink edges of image with distress ink and blending tool.
Adhere a piece of seam binding to image.
Stamp the image on cream cardstock with Jumbo Java ink.
Diecut using the Spellbinders Labels Four die (second from largest).
Making sure not to remove die from paper, emboss your die cut using an embossing mat.
Before you remove the die from the the image, ink with distress ink and blending tool.
 Remove die to reveal a perfectly inked image with a clean border.
 Diecut and emboss a piece of brown cardstock with the largest die from Labels Four set.
 Adhere together with pop dots.
Add the 3D sticker sentiment and glue a seam binding bow with Fabri-Tac.
For the final touch add some vintage photo distress stickles to the image. 
Stamps; Stampin' D'Amour ("Vintage Ladies" Clear stamp set)
Inks; Dew Drop Versa Magic (Jumbo Java), Distress Ink (fired brick)
Paper; Bazzill cardstock, Cream cardstock, Basic Grey (Sublime Collection)
Other; Prima Just Me Journaling Book Cards (Whisper), Basic Grey Grand Adhesions (Sublime Sentiments), Spellbinders Labels Four, Distress Stickles (Vintage Photo), Hand dyed seam binding, pop dots, Cutlebug Machine, Fabri-Tac glue, Stampin' Up Perfect Layers ruler.


  1. This is gorgeous, Angelica! I love the sponging and the patterns you chose are just perfect! Great job!!

  2. Love it!!! Great job! Will be posting it today! Thanks for the fantastic tutorial!

    Merry Christmas! :)



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