Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Elements of Style Vintage Dress Up

Hey Stampers,

On the journey towards June 3rd (the last day to order off the Retirement List), I have another card to show you using some retired products !! This is actually one of the cards I did in my May Stamp Club this month. I got the idea from this beautiful kit that Stampin' Up! has available in our online store, called Dolled Up Birthday. I thought it was SO beautiful, and was pretty happy cause I could create a version of it myself with products I already had !! I jazzed mine up a tiny bit, call it a Stepped Up version if you will. I really LOVE how it turned out, and so did my Stamp Club Girls. Take a look at my beautiful version !

I am SO into the vintage style lately !! Love anything sponged, and this card has that in ABUNDANCE. But, first things first. I used my SO FUN Dress Up Framelits (which are in the NEW catalogue too ! Yay!!) to die cut this dress form image using the (retiring) First Edition DSP. I then took the huge flower stamp from the Elements of Style set (also sadly retiring ) and stamped some flowers and leaves where I wanted them in Jet Black StazOn Ink. Then it was time to watercolor !! I used my Blender Pens to add Riding Hood Red and Lucky Limeade (also both retiring) to my stamped image. LOVE how beautiful it turn out !! Stamping on this DSP always looks so great. Love the printed words showing through my coloured parts ! This this was sponged with Crumb Cake ink. I wrapped a little piece of the 1/4" Early Espresso Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon around "her" waist, and then added a Vintage Faceted Button and a Basic Pearl. I then adhered the dress form to a sponged piece of Very Vanilla measuring 1-1/2" x 5". I stamped my cute little tag using the Tiny Tags set and matching Jewelry Tag Punch (both retiring!!) and added it with a Glue Dot. 

My main layer is a piece of Crumb Cake measuring 4" x 5-1/4". I stamped the flower image in the 4 corners using Early Espresso ink and also sponged around the edges with Early Espresso. I took a Tea Lace Paper Doily, sponged it with Crumb Cake, and added it to the middle of my layer. This was a great background for my stamped piece, don't you think ?? Love those awesome Doilies, and we get to use them for a lot longer cause they are in the new catalogue !! All of this was added to an Early Espresso sponged Riding Hood Red card base. Really love the effect of all this sponging ! So gorgeous.

Well thats my fun card for today !! My club gals had a GREAT time making it ! If you would love to join our club, please let me know. We would love to have you !! Thanks a lot for coming by today and Happy Stamping !!


Stamp Sets: Elements of Style (wood #118611, clear #120045), Tiny Tags (wood #118091, clear #118592)

Ink: Jet Black StazOn #101406, Riding Hood Red Classic Stampin' Pad #126968, Lucky Limeade Classic Stampin' Pad #126984, Crumb Cake Classic Stampin' Pad #126975, Early Espresso Classic Stampin' Pad #126974

Paper: Riding Hood Red #111348, Crumb Cake #120953, Very Vanilla #101650, First Edition DSP #121878, Tea Lace Paper Doilies #129399

Accessories: Dress Up Framelits #130101, Blender Pens #102845, 1/4" Early Espresso Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon #126871, Vintage Faceted Buttons #127555, Basic Pearls #119247, Jewelry Tag Punch #117190, Stamping Sponges #101610


  1. I'm really liking the vintage style lately too! I really liked the way you used 'elements of style' in this card. it really made it more elegant and "vintage". thanks!!

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    1. Thanks so much Dale !! Thanks for visiting !!

  3. Since I saw the little kit advertised with SU I've been thinking of doing one of these only in a frame. Might as well have some vintage wall art. Yours is so awesome. Thanks for sharing and inspiring!

    1. Thanks a lot Penny !! I have an idea in my mind to make some cute wall art using this as well !! Thanks a lot for your visit !! Hugs to you

  4. This stuck out as browsing your blog, looks fabulous x

    1. Thanks Dawn !! I LOVE vintage !! Cheers !