Friday, January 16, 2009

MOSD Goes Vintage

I have to confess that my scrappy roots are vintage. I started out in the paper craft arts (18 years ago) as a stamper - mostly a collage, vintage arts, found items sort of gal. I know! Shocking, right?! I still have a love for that sort of art, but I don't care for the vintage style for my scrapbooks. (Go figure!) So, that means, I don't get to play with all my vintage stuff very often. So, I thought that my project today would be a fun way to show how MOSD can "go vintage" and to also show you that side of my style.

I was looking at all my MOSD products and noticed I had one Big Boy clear cover. Well, what can you do with ONE cover? (And what happened to the other one?!) So, I cut the Big Boy in half and rounded the corners with the Zutter Round-it-All, and made this clear Valentine "card."

You can see that I inked the edges of the clear cover with brown Staz-On ink. I love how this turned out!

I stamped the vintage lady with a stamp called "Opening Night" from The Stampsmith. (Isn't she great?! She looks like an old photograph!) I used Tim Holtz distress ink (vintage photo) to stamp the lady, and then tore the edges and smudged on more distress ink (old paper). The other stamps - "be mine forever" and the postage stamp - are from Close to My Heart (Vintage Valentine).

Here are some close ups.

I made this paper flower following a technique I saw on Leah Fung's blog. Mine are not as nice as the one's on Leah's blog, but...oh well. I like mine anyway! I spayed the paper with some Gloria Mist (my version of Glimmer Mist).

The key is chipboard, which I sprayed with Gloria Mist also, and then sealed it with Modge Podge. After it was dry I ran the chipboard through my Big Shot, using the Divine Swirl embossing folder. The heart is chipboard that I painted with Tim Holtz distress crackle paint. That was also sealed with Modge Podge.

The word "Love" is chipboard that I inked with Lipstick Red Colorbox Chalk ink, then glazed with a thin layer of Modge Podge. I then ran the letters through the Big Shot with the Swiss Dots Cuttlebug embossing folder.

Now, I know you are asking yourself, "what about the other half of your ONE Big Boy cover, Gloria?" Well, I get to blog again TOMORROW, so you can see what I did with that half tomorrow!

- Gloria


Superwoman Scrapper said...

Gloria, I love what you did with the handmade flower. I love large flowers, I'm going to have to try that. And I'm now addicted to embossing because of you. I like the embossed chipboard, too!

Christy- MOSD,inc said...

That turned out soooo cute!!! I like your Vintage side!

Tricia said...

never have used a vintage product. I likey!