SU Inspired by Nature

SU Inspired by Nature Vintage

I just love all the vintage style I see everywhere but have never really attempted to make a card that way. Last night I thought I would give it a try. I looked for a background with words stamped and found one, again, that has never been inked! I added the largest image I had which was SU Inspired by Nature and stamped over the words. I added some watermarks from a stamp we got at Leadership in the Paper Pumpkin kit. I distressed the edges with the SU Distressing Tools and sponged the edges.  I used Tui’s Freshly Made Sketches # 75 turned a quarter to the left that made it into a portrait card.  I had a beautiful ribbon/seam binding in my stash that matched the colors along with a SU Vintage brad, and this is what transpired:

Card Recipe:
STAMPS: SU Inspired by Nature (retired), SU watermark stamp from Hello, My Friend- Paper Pumpkin kit, Hero Arts Italian Poetry Background
INK: SU Crumb Cake, SU Early Espresso
PAPER: SU Naturals Ivory, SU Soft Suede, SU Early Espresso
ACCESSORIES: random ribbon, SU Vintage brad
TOOLS: SU Adorning Accents Edgelit, SU Distressing Tool

FMS Final 75-001

SU Inspired by Nature

I was inspired….by nature and by Colour Q # 177 this week when I made this card. I loved the color picks, and when I saw  SU Always Artichoke I immediately thought of leaves. This, in turn, brought me to one of my favorite retired SU stamp sets Inspired by Nature. Since the image is markered and resembles watercoloring, I thought the texture of dry embossing would be fun to do. 

SU! Inspired by NatureTeeny Tiny Wishes
Card Recipe:
STAMPS: SU Inspired by Nature, SU Teeny Tiny Wishes
INK: SU Always Artichoke, SU Cherry Cobbler, SU Crumb Cake for Kraft
PAPER: SU Pool Party, SU Cheery Cobbler, SU Whisper White, SU Kraft
ACCESSORIES: SU Pool Party ribbon from Sycamore Street SAB 2013, SU Pearls
TOOLS: SU Modern Label Punch, SU Word Window, SU Corner Rounder, SU Houndstooth EF