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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Vintage Balmy Vacation

Oooppss... I wish this would show up on your screen better than on mine but I am afraid it will not.  Due to our limited internet, I am now in town and my card, camera, etc. are not with me.   I will see if I can improve it and change it out but that will be much later.  I used Ranger Distress Tea die ink, and the images are faint, but clearly visible on the actual card.  I only had a couple of choices of complete sets to use, and I initiated my set of Balmy Breezes (SU) that was a yard sae find - not even mounted until I got it.  There are 7 stamps - I used the palm tree as the focal image.  The others include a pineapple, a row of palms, and some generic ones including the circle.  Perfect images for a balmy vacation in the tropics!  I distressed more than I often do - around the edges and lightly over the background, using a sponge.  I tore the image, used a scalloped circle die and twine to complete the vintage look.  I thus created the background from scratch.
NOTE:  I have re done the card using different ink - I still like the original IRL, but could not get it to "take" for the image here!  I need lots of practice with "random" stamping of numerous images
Sketch:  http://stamplorations.blogspot.com/search/label/sketch%20challenge
Vacation:  http://eurekastamps.blogspot.com/
From Scratch:  http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/
Any:  http://sisteractcardchallenge.blogspot.com/
Summer fun:  http://wagsnwhiskersrubberstamps.blogspot.com/
Use all stamps in a set:  http://www.vintagejourney.com/

8 comments:

  1. You're right the picture doesn't show up very well, but at least you tried, right. Wish I could see it better as what you described sound lovely. thanks for playing along with the Eureka! Stamps Challenge this week. I'm sure the card is lovely in real life.

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  2. I am agree with you the picture doesnt shoe up so well...I gues in real life it much more lovely am I right...but I love tea die ink too...and use it in much of my card...nice using the sketch by the way..

    Thanks for joining us at STAMPlorations,
    hugs,
    Monika
    GDT at STAMPlorations

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  3. It is a little difficult to see unfortunately but I do love the idea of a balmy vacation in the tropics! Thank you for joining us at A Vintage Journey this time. Nikkix

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  4. Thanks for sharing this card with us at A Vintage Journey. I am sure it is much better in real life but well done for using all the stamps in a set, that was a real challenge. xx

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  5. I do like what I can see, and might have to give this ink a try myself. Thanks for joining us this week for our vacation challenge.
    Karal DT for EurekaStamps

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  6. Great card ~ very tropical.

    Thanks for joining us at Eureka Stamps this week.

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  7. Love your earthy colours. Sometimes it is a bit difficult to capture subtleties with a camera. Great take on our sketch. Thanks for joining us at STAMPlorations. Good Luck! Monika

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  8. I'm a sucker for anything vintage and earthy colors -- so glad you shared another version of your card! I love it :o)

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