Vintage Mojo Monday

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Vintage looking cards don’t have to be difficult to make.  I find that sometimes I struggle with this look, but a few elements really help make this card come together quickly.  It’s Mojo Monday again and I have to admit, I’m never round – always square!  Maybe someday I’ll step outside of my comfort zone and attempt the round, but not today.

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I immediately went to my Fan Fair Designer Series Paper when I saw this sketch.  I tried it with three banners, but just had to put five on instead.  It’s ironic that today’s card is about banners, as I just filmed a video on just how to make banners yesterday.  I’ll be editing it today, so look for it tomorrow! Click Here to see the Video

Creative Tips:

  • My dimensions on this card are 5.5”x5.5” for the base.  I cut the Chocolate Chip 5”x5” and the Very Vanilla 4 7/8”x4 7/8”. 
  • After choosing the Fan Fair Designer Series Papers that  I wanted as the banners, I altered the height and width of each one for a little variety.  To make my banners, I used a 1 3/8” Square Punch.  I wanted the peak to be the same in each one, so I used it on all five banners.Blooming with Kindness 003 Banners
  • For the greeting, I have to admit that I first did two ovals with our new Oval Framelits.  But I don’t like having too much of a matte and since they are round, trimming them just isn’t an option.  So instead I used the small Apothecary Accents Framelits for the Matte.  It evokes a Spanish Inquisition feel for me – not sure why, but it does. 
  • I wanted to do a little stamping and add some texture to the backdrop of my greeting.  I went to the gorgeous flower in Blooming with Kindness.  I stamped it off once in Crumb Cake to lighten it a bit and then added my greeting from Lacy and Lovely in Early Espresso for contrast.  Of course I popped it up too.Blooming with Kindness 003 CU
  • For my ribbon accent I used our 5/8” Victoria Crochet Trim.  It’s my first time using this delicate but gorgeous ribbon, you have got to try it, the photos do not do it any justice and it’s perfect for any vintage looking card! Blooming with Kindness 003 Side
  • I needed to fill the white space up a little on the project, so I went to my good ‘ol stand by – paper piercing with the Essentials Paper Piercing Pack.  Since there was so much space at the bottom, I added 5 holes in each direction rather than my usual three.  And at the top I only did two.  It really turned out nice – grab your paper piercer any time you feel like it needs something.  The best part – it’s a one time inexpensive purchase. Overall, I just love the way this project turned out.  It’s not my normal style or color combination, but there’s just something about it that is striking and it’s definitely a vintage look.  Have fun making your own Mojo Monday creation!

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Stamp Sets – Lacy and Lovely (122885w, 122887c), Blooming with Kindness (126420w, 126422c) Paper – Fan Fair DSP (126918), Very Vanilla (101650), More Mustard(100946), Chocolate Chip (102128) Ink – Crumb Cake (126975), Early Espresso (126974) Cool Tools – Oval Framelits (129381), Apothecary Accents Framelits (127003), 1 3/8” Square Punch (119877), Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack (126187), Paper-Piercing Tool (126189), Stampin’ Pierce Mat (126119) The Perfect Finish – Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430), 5/8” Victoria Crocheted Trim (118481)

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