The Play Date Cafe had a wonderful inspiration photo this week and I just had to play along. I am more than a little obsessed with any kind of coffee drink, so it took me a bit to quit looking at the picture and actually work on my card! Don't those look yummy? Anyway, on the the card....
I'll start by saying that I don't do vintage. It is totally outside my comfort zone and I find it very confusing. Distressing? I end up way more distressed than the paper! However, I love to challenge myself so I recently purchased the Distressing Essentials kit. I pulled out my tea stain ink and started swiping, wiping, and crumbling like an old pro. I hope I managed to achieve a vintage feel to it. Any suggestions or comments from you vintage professionals? I'm so happy that Stampin' Up! decided to carry this set over through June. I had no idea I was such a fan of nautical things until I got it.
I hope you enjoyed my card today! I'm off to start some pizza dough and get ready for some football! Go Texans!
Stamps: The Open Sea, Something to Celebrate (retired)
Ink: Marina Mist, Crumb, Cake, Chocolate Chip, Tea Stain Distress ink
Paper: Marina Mist, Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla
Tools/Accessories: Big Shot, Stripes embossing folder, Distressing Essentials Kit, Mini Brads - silver, 2 1/2 circle punch, Chocolate Chip 1 1/4 striped ribbon (retired), paper snips