Saturday, 21 July 2012

simply stampin' challenge 69

Hi there! 

School finished yesterday so now I get my lovely hubby for 6 whole weeks and whats more is there's only 3 days until our holiday! I cannot freakin' wait! I'm so excited to introduce Stu to the wonderful United States of America! I'm hope he loves it as much as I do! Do you all have lots of things planned over the summer break?!

Anyway onto the Simply Stampin' challenge for this week, we're on a theme this week. The theme is 


Vintage Pens

Stamp Set: Teeny Tiny Wishes, Creative Elements
Ink: Soft Suede
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla
DSP: First Edition, Attic Boutique 
Punch: Scallop Edge
Accessories: Antique Brad
Baker's Twine: Calypso Coral
Extras: Color Spritzer

So I wanted to make the card this week different from last week's which was also really vintage style. Sometimes I find this hard to do when I've just made another one fairly similar! So when I saw the pens in the Attic Butique DSP I thought I'd use that! I stamped the flourish all over the background Crumb Cake and then spritzed it with Soft Suede for that speckled vintage feel. I added a peice of the First Edition paper behind the fountain pens DSP. I also added some bakers twine, sentiment and antique brad to the mix. Its a bit thrown together and little bit of a hash job but I think its turned out okay. I'm not 100% happy with it but there's always that fear that if you carry on playing around with a card sometimes you just end up ruining it completely! 

I hope you like my effort! Now head over to Simply Stampin' to see the other DT entries and create and share your own! 

Amanda x


  1. I really like it especially the colours in the DSP, looks great with the twine!
    Kelly xx

  2. I love your card Amanda, though you had me thinking there was a stamp set that I had missed! Your thrown together look works perfectly! Kirei x

    1. Thank you Kirei! That would make a pretty awesome stamp wouldn't it!?! xx

  3. Another beautiful vintage card! Love how you used the DSP as the focal point! Gorgeous!

  4. What a fab use of DSP Amanda, your vintage card is wonderful - love the background stamping & spritzing!

    Have a brilliant holiday!
    Ruth x

  5. Fabulous card Amanda - I love the background stamping and great use of the DSP. Hope you are enjoying your holiday! Deb x