Kim Padan: Pro-Life Speaker

Friday, July 8, 2011

Friday Mashup! Vintage Flowers

Hello and Happy Friday! It's time for another Friday Mashup challenge (LOTS of participants last week...let's keep it up!) This week we have a challenge from Kathy that many of you will LOVE: Vintage Flowers!!

  • Create a card/project using flowers

  • Create a card/project with a vintage feel

  • Or Mash it Up and create a card/project with flowers and a vintage feel!!

This was a challenge for me only because I just got back from a wonderful vacation Monday night and work has been uber busy already! I am hiring a new staff member, and have been doing interviews...I have a tough decision to make! So, my stampin' mojo was slow in coming!! I started with some fabulous DSP from the Paisley Petals pack that features baja breeze, not quite navy and river that is where the color palette originated. BUT as I went along, I didn't like the pattern with the rest of my design! LOL! All of you stampers know how a card design evolves over time, right? So here is what I actually did use: River rock for my card base, then some whisper white which I ran through the Big Shot with the Vintage Wallpaper impressions folder. I then sponged it with river rock, baja breeze and not quite navy classic ink. My image (on whisper white oval with the Ovals die) is from the NEW Simply Soft 2-step stamp set. (LOTS of great new stamps in the brand-spankin' new Stampin' Up Idea Book and Catalog!) I stamped first in stazon black, then used baja breeze for the petals. I added some detail with my river rock and NQN markers, then crumbled it up. After I "unwrappd it" I sponged with the new pool party ink and river rock. It was "too neat" so I tore the edges, (Aha! That's why it's not an oval any more!) but layered it on a NQN oval. I added baja breeze seam binding and antique brads. If I did it again, I'd only use one brad, I think! My sentiment is from Three Little Words, paired up with my dynamic duo: modern label and word window punches. This is a FAT card...lots of dimensionals. I love fat cards! LOL!!

My fingers are now sufficiently inky...first time in 2 weeks. Ahhhhhhhhhhh...good to be home!!

I hope you play along! Just use keyword FM14 in your online gallery!

Inky {{{HUGS}}}


  1. Your card is amazing. I love the vintage look of it. Love the embossing.

  2. Your card is amazing. I love the vintage look of it. Love the embossing.

  3. Wow, your card is stunning. I love the texture on the background and how you used the different colors they all blend so beautifully and the buttons on the side, so pretty!

    Have a great day!

  4. I love FAT cards too! (except when I run out of stuff-lol) I like the sponging and the oval that isn't really an oval anymore. :)

  5. I love FAT cards too (until I run out of stuff-lol). I like the sponging and the oval that isn't an oval anymore. :)

  6. Oh gosh, this is a beautiful card. I've never been too crazy over vintage but I think I'm changing my mind. Thanks for playing along with the friday mashup

  7. This is a really lovely card, Kim. Thanks for stopping by my blog and saying Hello to a sister in Christ! xx

  8. Love your subtle colour palette and how you've coloured the embossed pane. It was well worth the inky fingers! x

  9. Hi Kim,
    Love the two-toned background and the vintage brads are perfect!

  10. Your card is stunning. I have GOT to get organized enough to start doing the Friday Mashup; they are great challenges.

  11. Kim this is incredible. I love the vintage, shabby chic feel it has. Gorgeous blues.

  12. Love it! I had a perfect card for this challenge - can't believe I forgot to enter it. :(