Wednesday, September 9, 2009
I've already written about my distress over distressing. I totally enjoy seeing other people's distressed, shabby chic, inked, and torn cards. In fact, click on over to Joan's blog today and see a wonderful example of CHF's weathered backgrounder in action. But alas, whenever I personally venture into distressed waters, I feel bad for my paper.
This doesn't keep me from loving SU's Letters to Friends set. It was retired long ago, but the vintage feel of the stamps, not to mention the stamp of a fountain pen (did I mention I collect fountain pens and *gasp* USE them?), makes me swoon. Using vintage stamps in a crisp and CAS way, however, is a challenge.
Today's card takes advantage of a very crisp color scheme and plain satin ribbon to showcase a vintage image. Hope you like it!
stamps: SU Letters from Friends, Hero Arts Italian writing
cardstock: cool caribbean, basic black, PTI white
ink: Palette noir, SU cool caribbean
accessories: black satin ribbon, dimensionals