Friday, April 23, 2010

VINTAGE VOGUE.... just a little bit regal

I have a couple of cards to share with you today, totally inspired by my friend Nikki Sadler.  She sent me a gorgeous card, stamped in Elegant Eggplant and So Saffron, using Vintage Vogue (one of Stampin' Up!'s beautiful new stamp sets).  Take a look at this card Nikki made for her Mum, using the same colours, with accents of Old Olive.  How lovely is that?  The yellow and purple (as 'commoners' would know So Saffron and Elegant Eggplant) I think looks gloriously regal.  So, I've totally swiped Nikki's idea and made some cards of my own!

Please forgive the slightly blown-out colours in these photos; I was in a hurry to get the cards photographed and on my blog today, because I've been very remiss in my blogging, and have only a short time in which to do this!  It's overcast, and not ideal for taking photos.

Here's the first one, made for a lovely friend whose birthday is coming up:

Saffron vintage vogue

Stamps: Vintage Vogue, Very Vintage (wheel), Oval All (retired)

Card: So Saffron, Elegant Eggplant, Very Vanilla

Ink: So Saffron stampin' pad and marker, Elegant Eggplant stampin' pad and marker

Other: Large Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, sponge daubers, dimensionals, Dress Up Ribbon Originals, Build-A-Brad, 1/2" circle punch

This next card was a happy mistake.  Well, not altogether a mistake, but I started off making a landscape-oriented card (so the 'friends' sentiment was on its side).  I didn't want to add ribbon, or have it too 'fussy', but it looked like it was missing something.  When I turned it to a portrait orientation, with the fold at the top, I thought it looked much better!  Simple, but that's what I was after.

Eggplant vintage vogue

Stamps: Vintage Vogue, Very Vintage (wheel)

Card: So Saffron, Elegant Eggplant, Very Vanilla

Ink: So Saffron stampin' pad and marker, Elegant Eggplant stampin' pad

Other: 5/16" Jumbo Brad (Very Vanilla), dimensionals, Crystal Effects, sponge daubers, Stamp-a-ma-jig

I really love these colours together, and hope you enjoy seeing what I've made.  Now, off to grab some lunch and spend the afternoon catching up on chores, so I can spend an evening catching up with girlfriends!


  1. WOW The colours look beautiful together.

  2. These are fabulous! What a terrific combo

  3. Oh I love both these cards and I'm loving the Vintage Vogue stamps too! You've given me more inspiration :)

  4. I always love the colours and stamp combinations that you use. I have nominated you for the Sunshine Award on my blog today. Thanks for always brightening my day with your lovely comments and the beautiful things you make.

  5. Christine what an awesome colour combination you have there!!! I love, love, love it. Both cards are absolute fave is the 1st one. Will have to CASE after I order the vintage vogue wheel, why oh why didn't I order it when I ordered the vintage vogue stamps? LOL. TFS. Enjoy your weekend. Cheers Donna Zammit

  6. Beautiful cards Christine, great colour combo will diffently be trying it soon.
    Take Care

  7. I have an award for you on my blog Christine!