Friday, January 30, 2009

Chinoise Asturias

Got your attention huh? Nope, I don't know what that means either. I just took those two names from the vintage advertising on my stamps. I just got a new Scor-Pal {{yeah!!}} so I decided to do gate fold cards. Of course, the Kraft CS I used for the card base is old SU! so it isn't perfect 12x12". {{{GRRR}}} I had to guestimate exactly where to score. Fortunately I wasn't too far off. The vintage theme was inspired by the Basic Grey Scarlet Letter paper pack. To me, this piece just screamed, "Get out those old vintage stamps that have never seen ink!" If you took the flower off, I think this would work for a guy card too.
chinoise asturias TIP: The vanilla and confetti paper are sponged with pieces of foam I cut from a sponge mop head! Yes, believe it! I was looking for very fine holed sponges for this very purpose but couldn't find any.  So I did find a replacement mop head. I cut it up, well part of it, there is tons left! It does have some glue on it from where it was adhered to the plastic thingie that attaches to the mop handle but I just don't use that edge. I use a small binder clip to hold the sponge and get no, well less, ink on my fingers. I keep one for each colour I use. They are small and easy to store and they work really well. It is almost impossible to destroy them with repeated use, after all, the foam is meant for scrubbing floors!

Enjoy, Rebecca

RECIPE
Stamps:
Rubber Baby Buggy Bumpers (I think)
Paper: kraft, black, vanilla, confetti vanilla-SU!, Basic Grey Scarlet Letter
Ink: sahara sand, creamy caramel-SU!, Adirondack black
Accessories: flower and leaf-Prima, brad and pearl-SU!, ribbon and 'believe' tag-UK, Copic markers, black foam dots and sticky strip-Jody Morrow, Nestabilities

4 comments:

Janna said...

Rebecca this is so neat!! I just love the feel of this card! Great job!

Smiles,
Janna

Joan Ervin said...

How pretty!!! I love the vintage look and what gorgeous colors and dodads!!! I just got a Scor Pal, too...how did we ever live without them???

Curt in Carmel said...

What a great idea on the mop head sponge! Genius! Love the creation too! Great stuff! Best, Curt

Cassie said...

i scrolled eagerly for this one - and was so pleased with it! another beautiful card!