Monday, October 27, 2008

OCC Challenge - Vintage Technique

Happy Monday to all... Hope all of you had a wonderful weekend and off to a wonderful week!! :) Today's card was made for a mid-week challenge over at Our Creative Corner. The challenge is to give your cards a vintage glow with a technique called Vintage Values. Julee Tilman from Verve is hosting this awesome challenge, she is even giving away a prize. For more details on the challenge, click here.

Vintage Values How-To: Requires 2-3 shades of the same color of ink and a craft sponge. Starting with your lightest shade of ink, use a craft sponge to sweep ink from the outer edges of your cardstock inward as far as you want your glow to touch. Repeat with your next shade of ink, but only sweep about 2/3 as far in (so some of the lighter color still shows in the inner sections). Repeat with the darkest shade of ink (if desired), sweeping with short strokes, only about 1/3 of the way in.

Before I go, I would like to announce the winner for the fun paper & ribbon giveaway. Congratulations to Lauren from Lauren's Cards Ect, please email me your address so I can get your goodies out to you. jdmeyer6@sbcglobal.net

Here is the recipe ~ Stamps: Winter Post, Lovely As a Tree Paper: Kraft, Whisper White, Real Red, Chocolate Chip Ink: Chocolate Chip, Craft White Accessories: MS Glitter - Coarse, Cuttlebug - DVine Swirls - Cut At Home, Ribbon, Twine, Brads.

Thanks for stopping by, have a wonderful day!

30 comments:

Poppy said...

wow lovely card, have just found your blog from cuts @t home.
gorgeous.
poppy.
x

Christine said...

That is sooo pretty!!

Cindy Haffner said...

Beautiful Jen, i love your card, so pretty. TFS.

Frogs-n-Butterflies said...

Jen, this card speaks winter with old charm! Very nostalgic! Love it!!!

Viv said...

Awww Jen! This is SO charming.
My eyes popped when I logged ont oyour blog and saw this.
It's amazing.
Hugs'n smiles Viv xxx

Sonia said...

Stunning card, love it. Now this stamp is on my wish list :)
Hugs Sonia x

Jennifer said...

This is lovely and I appreciate the explanation of this technique. I'm eager to give it a try.

Linsey said...

ohgosh, Jennifer--this card is absolutely wonderful! I still don't have that CB folder and now that I see your gorgeous creation with it, I must get it! I love the glittery winter trees and darling little deer standing out there. The button, ribbon and string and white scalloped and pierced border make this card such a stunner! Wow! I'm so inpsired! TFS and have a great day! Hugs!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Just beautiful, Jennifer! I love the frosted trees. And the ribbon treatment is so cool!

Lindsey (jacksonbelle) said...

This is gorgeous Jennifer!! I love the sparkley trees and that cute little reindeer!! Awesome, awesome I tell ya! :)

.....I call..... PARTY AT JENNIFERS!!! Rach, you there?

Rachel Hope said...

GORGEOUS...Snowy trees!!! Lovin' the reindeer too!

HI LINDS!!! :)

Lindsey (jacksonbelle) said...

WAHHOOO! Great to see you here!!! What's going on? :D

Rachel Hope said...

Not much...Just Partying at Jen's! ;)

Lindsey (jacksonbelle) said...

YAY! Me too!!! :D She's sweet. LOL.

Rachel Hope said...

She will be sooo happy she didn't miss the fun at Lynda's! Have Blog Party, Will Travel!

Lindsey (jacksonbelle) said...

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! I LOVE that we've gone on the road! :D

Rachel Hope said...

Road Trip!!!

Lindsey (jacksonbelle) said...

So where to next? :)

Rachel Hope said...

Somewhere with lots of Booze! BWAHAHA

Denise said...

Very beautiful card. Love the snowy trees. We don't get snow here in Hawaii.

Lindsey (jacksonbelle) said...

NICE! I totally hear you there!!! :) Hmm.....who has boooooze......

Rachel Hope said...

Jen! Got any Booze????

Lindsey (jacksonbelle) said...

Uh Oh! Maybe Jen is scared....hmm.... should we go? lol.

Rachel Hope said...

Maybe! Jen, thanks for letting us crash your blog!!! Maybe we should all 3 head over to Paper Cuts!!! ;) Michelle might have Booze!

Lindsey (jacksonbelle) said...

OOOOH good call!!! OK I am off! Hope to see you both there! :D Mrs. Boy-Aye we are on our way! :)

Dolce Deb's Designs said...

What a lovely and elegant card I love this TFS.

Debbie/Phx AZ

Chris said...

You do such nice work but this card is especially beautiful!!

Carmen said...

Wow simply stunning!!

Desire Fourie said...

This is absolutely stunning and its amazing how that stripy ribbon just brings everything together. Warm regards

Allison said...

This is absolutely gorgeous. I love the trees!