Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Vintage Nature Walk

Happy Wednesday, peeps!  We survived the big wasn't really much of a blizzard, a few inches of snow and lots of sleet!  Gave me some time to spend in my craft room, though!  I created a vintage sort of card, one I haven't done for a while, and it incorporated three challenges:

The Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration sketch challenge, the Retro Rubber challenge and the SU Only Challenge of Things That Fly!


I pulled out one of my favorite stamp sets, Nature Walk (January 2011) and paired it with Tiny Tags (January 2010) for my vintage creation today:

I don't remember the name of this DSP, but I am pretty sure it came out around the same time as Nature Walk; I added some additional "flying" things, stamped directly on to the DSP with Marina Mist ink, in the form of bees and butterflies:

I stamped the bird with Versamark and Marina Mist ink, then heat-embossed it with clear embossing powder so I could watercolor him a wee bit with Marina Mist ink.  I did some diecutting to mount him on a stitched circle and scalloped square, then added my embellishments:  leaves, paper button, little tag, burlap, lace and stitched ribbon trims!

Remember this button die?  It's one old die I will never part with!  I cut out the button three times and adhered them together, then stamped it with the woodgrain image from Timeless really looks like wood!  I did the same thing with the Flourishes leaves:

I left in the inside blank; I could use this as a get well or a birthday card, or just about anything!  Love this little bird!

We went out sledding yesterday but the wind was pretty wicked and raw, so we didn't stay out too long, but we got in a few good rides! Cass & Dana almost ran into a tree, but it was still fun! At least we got a chance to use the new sled I just bought to replace the one I broke last time I went sledding, LOL!

Enjoy your day!

Project Details--All Products Stampin Up Unless Otherwise Noted
Stamps Nature Walk, Tiny Tags, Timeless Textures
Card stock & Papers     Naturals White, Crumb Cake, Marina Mist, DSP (ret)
 Ink Marina Mist, Crumb Cake, Versamark
Accessories Burlap Ribbon, Stitched Marina Mist Ribbon (ret), Crochet Trim (ret), Linen Thread
Tools     Big Shot, Button Die (ret), Flourish Dies, Stitched Shapes Dies, Layering Squares Dies, Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Sponge Daubers, Dimensionals, Sticky Strip, Tiny Tag Punch


  1. What beautiful DSP and a gorgeous card. Snow is pretty when it's pure white!

  2. Your day in the snow looked like fun! I think the snow storm was sorta a flop compared to how the media built it up to be this huge crippling storm (atleast here in PA) but those winds were pretty bad! Anyways, loved your card and all the older things you used! I always tell you that I love seeing the how you make the old things new again and this card is no exception! Love the pops of blue, the bird and of course the lace & burlap! Fabulous card, LeAnne!! TFS and stay warm today!

  3. So glad you survived the storm. Spring should really come now don't you think? ;) I am so ready for it.
    I love this card. I love seeing your vintage creations. This one is so pretty in the blues with the mix of the burlap, crocheted lace and ribbon. Great idea to add the extra images right on to the beautiful DP.

  4. You know I love it when you break out the Blues and do a lot of stamping!

  5. What a gorgeous, gorgeous card!! TFS!

  6. O LeAnne! That DSP should be registered as a lethal weapon, it's so gorgeous! That glorious cluster of textures, colours and flying things is perfect for it. It's a fabulous interpretation of the sketch and I am bowled over by your design. Thanks so much for joining us again at Retro Rubber in our Anything Goes challenge.

  7. Wow, beautiful card. I love all the different textures and elements. Thanks for sharing.

  8. It is great how the blues and burlap go so well together! Awesome! Great snow picture too!

  9. I like the layers of pretty textured elements LeAnne! This has a bit of a shabby chic feel to it. Lovely card! We got a lot of snow and wind. Schools were closed for two days!

  10. Very pretty use of all the elements. Just the right colors and layering!

  11. Gorgeous card, LeAnne! Love the textures & little details!

  12. This is even more beautiful in person! I am blessed to receive this, LeAnne! When I first saw it on your blog, my heart did a little vintage flip :-) and what a delight to be able to look at it every day as it sits in my craft room. Thanks so much!

  13. Oh LeeAnne, this is perfect for our "Things that Fly" Challenge! Love the use of the Nature Walk stamp set (one of my all time favs as well) along with the designer paper (I think it was Beau Chateau). Thanks for sharing with us at the SU-Only Challenges - hugs, sweet friend!

  14. LeeAnne, lovely card, love the textures and all the elements you created on your card. Thanks for joining Retro Rubber.

  15. LeeAnne, this is the most beautiful card, the textures and the colours are wonderful. Thanks for playing with us again at Retro Rubber. Claire DT

  16. Beautiful card, very creative.

  17. I just love your color scheme and the layering of the elements, thanks so much for doing the RR challenge! ❤️

  18. LeAnne, This is one of my most favorite, vintage sets from Stampin' Up!, I think I bought it right when it came out, all of the images are gorgeous.
    I love how the bird looks in that pretty blue and pair with that lovely pattern paper, it's absolutely amazing.
    And I do remember that button die because I have it, love it too.
    Thank you for playing along with us at RETRO RUBBER, we always love to see your beautiful creations in the gallery, hope you join us again next time.
    Maria Rodriguez.DT

  19. Totally beautiful. I love all the little vintage details with the bird and stamped DSP - Just perfect for our flying challenge. So glad you joined the fun at SUO.


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