Wednesday, July 16, 2014

{Spotlight Project} Nonni Combines Contemporary and Vintage Elements!

Hi, STAMPlorations friends! Nonni here playing with a sentiment from Boxed Blooms and Bold Sentiments, a floral border from Distressed Floral Swirls and a silhouette stamp from VIGNETTE: Ever After.

July is a busy month for weddings in Finland and I needed a wedding card with pink -- it's the theme color of the wedding I've been invited to -- and I thought it would be fun to go for "contemporary vintage". Pink is not at all a vintage color so it would be fun to make a card with a vintage feel with it :) I love mixing styles!

I started with creating my background panel. I like to ensure my stamping is straight so I drew some pencil lines for helping in aligning the sentiments. If you draw with a light touch, the lines are easy to erase after! 

After I was all done stamping "LOVE", I stamped the distressed swirl border. I didn't go all around the panel -- I thought it looked more modern and funky the way I left it.

Then it was time to figure out where to stamp my wedding couple. I solved the problem by stamping them first on a piece of acetate. I was able to move the acetate all around the background and find the perfect spot for them. After deciding on the lace and ribbon, I knew where I wanted them!

I embellished the borders with loads of gems that have a sort of metallic, multi-color shine. Those drew my card to a more contemporary direction: white half pearls or pink gems would have been a more traditional choice!

I hope you agree with me that I was able to combine modern elements (angled sentiment stamping, sentiment font, metallic gems, and shiny ribbon) with vintage elements (traditional layout, silhouette stamp, distressed borders, and old lace) to create a fun wedding card for a young couple.

Here's the finished card again:


  1. This is absolutely lovely - thanks for the tips on how you did it!! It really came together to make a awesome card!!

  2. I just love the perfect spacing of your bg - even with lines I can't seem to manage! Lovely, fun card!

  3. your Cards Looks very modern, thinking of a younger couple ..
    TFS your tricks and inspirations
    CU hellerlittle

  4. really great tutorial and the best bit is the acetate tip! And I really thought the background was DSP-fab stamping!

  5. Hi Nonni. Your BG stamping is so accurate! Mine always goes wobbly. Love the modern look with the traditional twist. Have a fabulous day! hugs Monika xxx

  6. So gorgeous. Love the hot pink background and the silhouette stamps.


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