Sunday, 17 October 2010

The Last of the Vintage Samples

I thought that I would post a few last pics from the Vintage Christmas samples before I wrap them up and start showing some sneak peeks from the next stamp set that I am working on at the moment.   I can't say enough about how nice this set is to stamp and play with.  Sam Poole has done an outstanding job with these and there are just so many things that you can do with them.  They lend themselves to a myriad of stamping techniques with great results.  If you are one who really doesn't go in for strictly traditional styled Christmas cards, then this set is for you.  The fun vintage feel and colours of the samples has made  these a true delight.
The green and brown "Joy" card is from the Vintage Christmas Sleighride stamp set, another fun set in the Vintage Christmas series.  This card was done using Crushed Olive and Forest Moss Distress inks on the swirly background and Coffee archival ink on the music background.  The ribbon is a light olive IRL although it came out quite a bit darker in the picture. (I guess becoming a photographer is out of the question, huh?!)  The centre of the "Joy" is an ornament and it makes a great 3D element for the card too. 


The mauve postcard is all about the layering of elements including the scalloped frame from the set and some new nesties.  The lacey scallops are a brand new nestie design that are quickly becoming one of my favs and a very useful die as well.  There is no end to the fun stuff you can do with it. 
As it stands right now, there haven't been any changes to my next show date.  Dare I say you can ink it in now for Monday Oct 25th.  The first show is at noon and the second one is at 3pm.  They are both using the same stamp sets, but have different products on both of them.  The first one has a premiere of a new product that I am very excited about!  I can hardly wait, I have some really fun techniques to share with you.  I will keep you posted if there any last minute changes.
As for the current blog candy contest, we are over half way to our goal, but I'm itching to give it away, so come on let's get there soooon!  You can increase your chances of winning too if you leave comments on the blog after each post.  All for now, Sue x

28 comments:

Heather x said...

So beautiful Sue, I really need this vintage set, I have almost saved enough to buy it :)
*hugs* Heather x

Auntie Em said...

Vintage designs are always so fun since they can stir up memories and emotions in us 'older' folk! :D
Love your colour choices and layers!
Thanks for sharing! :o)

sam21ski said...

Great designs, thanks for sharing xxxx

Lorraine said...

wow another pair of beautiful cards Sue you are so inspiring xx

Lisa J said...

Beautiful set for sure! My fav out of this set has to be the postcard. The layers just pop so nicely!

TFS.

PaulineC said...

Lovely colours and layering. Looking forward to seeing the new product.

iluvmybugs said...

Two more beautiful designs Sue!! Love the Joy card!!! TFS Look forward to what you are creating next!

themessycraftroom said...

Hi Sue two more beautiful cards. Looking forward to the new show, will have to hit record again. Thanks for sharing. Hugs x ChrisB

KimberleyG said...

Wow, really great cards! The overlapping frames in the postcard one are stunning!

Glennis said...

Lovely cards - the colours are so gorgeous

christys_scrappin said...

This is too darn cute! Love, love it!

I am already a follower....hope you can do the same!

Having a blog hop right now with some blog candy to give away! Here is the link....

http://christysscrappin.blogspot.com/

Rufus said...

Really pretty, esp the Joy card!
R/

The Taming of the Glue said...

More gorgeous samples...can't wait for the workshop! Pam

Lynne said...

Love the card - especially how the 'O' is 3D'd. Bestwishes with the show.

Vee said...

I like this one too. All of the layers add such a cool effect.

Kate Street said...

More beautiful cards Sue!

scraphappy4067 said...

Love the cards!....beautiful!

LellyJelly said...

Beautiful vintage feel to the 'Joy' Card. Can't wait to see the new set of stamps Sue.

meus scraps said...

Two more beautiful designs Sue!! Loved the card!!!
Hugs, Mariza

Lisa aka Myran said...

I love love the postcard, it's so beautiful!!

MissD said...

Two great designs love the Joy example

xGemmax said...

another set of gorgeous cards!
hugs and xxx

Meda said...

I generally love vintage. This time though I love the pink card more. Great layering!

miislucky said...

I really love these vintage stamps! You are such an enabler, jk. They are so nice!

~ Demae ~ said...

I love both.

The first is elegant with vintage style, and the secondone is so sweet

Congratulations

Demae

mae said...

Wouuu!!!cute!!

Debbi said...

Another gorgeous set of cards! I love the JOY card, especially how you made the 'O'. So clever!
*smiles*
debbi

Papercraft By Carole said...

Absolutely love the Joy card - is really great to see something less traditional on a Christmas card. Cxx