Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Old is New

Vicki, over at Stamp Smiles, has a weekly challenge where she wants to see "old".  Well, good golly!  I though she was talking about ME!  No, she wants to see us revive those old stamps, etc.  Check out the Flasback Friday Challenge!!

I'm pretty sure this stamp was given to me when I first started stamping and I've never, ever inked it up.  Mainly because it's just really not "me".   But, a challenge is a challenge, so......I got it colored and then had no idea what to do with it!  When that happens I usually just slap it on a piece of patterned paper and call it a day - which I just did with this!  For some unknown reason when I got to the top portion I colored all those little squares (that are hidden by the pearls) in YELLOW!  I have no earthly idea whey I'd do that!  Anyway, it was really looking weird in yellow so I stuck some small pearls over it.  Done deal!  The sentiment is also an old stamp and I embossed that with some of the Platinum embossing powder.  At least I have another birthday card finished now.

Here's a picture of the two stamps I used.  The sentiment is an old one from SU and the flowers are from PSX.  Also on the side of the flower stamp it has "stamp class" and "flawed".  I still don't see where it was flawed but with all those flowers bunched together like that there's no telling what's hiding in there!  You can see it's been used a LOT by someone anyway!


Thanks for stopping by............
Lynn

38 comments:

Lori Kobular said...

Such a beautiful card could not have been just slapped together!! The flowers are colored so pretty and I love the addition of the pearls!

Donna Hanley said...

This may not be "you" but you did it proud. With that precise and beautiful coloring it is a gorgeous birthday card. The pearls do add a nice touch. Have a good day. So far we still have power and Jack is having a ball snow blowing.

Davi said...

Beautiful Lynn, I have this old psx stamp too! I love the pastels and pink with it, really feminine!!

Tammy said...

Today's card is especially beautiful! Lovely colors and I love the detail the pearl add! Fabulous card!

KT Fit Kitty said...

It's beautiful, Lynn! The pearls really do set it off nicely! That's a fun challenge - I'll have to go take a peek!

*Vicki* said...

Wow Lynn! This is stunning!! That flower image is beautiful and your coloring made it come to life!! I do remember that sentiment set and used it quite often! :) LOVE everything about this my "old" friend!! LOL!! Thanks so much for sharing your creation at my Flashback Friday Challenge! I hope you will join every Friday with me! Hugs & Smiles - *Vicki*

Becca Cruger said...

I love the pearl touch! It makes this card so elegant and stately! Awesome work!

Linda Simpson said...

This is gorgeous Lynn, loving the flowers and beautiful backing paper.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Irish Cherokee said...

This old stamp my not be YOU in your mind but it splashes all over the card that it is most certainly you, unless of course someone else did this beauty for you. LOL. It is feminine and very personal. Whoever eventually gets this card is going to love it. You should do more of this kind of card. - Jim

Nancy in Iowa said...

Might not be "you" but it is lovely!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Well done, Lynn! You do vintage expertly! This is beautifully colored and I love seeing that you used your very old NBUS! I love the genius matting, too, and think that updates it! Enjoy your day! Hugs, Darnell

Jacee said...

Ohhh my, so very pretty Lynn, perfect colouring, a really lovely card,
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Lisa said...

This is absolutely gorgeous!! The flowers look amazing - you colored them perfectly!! Elegant and beautiful!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

NanaConnie said...

Incredible card, my friend! It may not be truly your style but you certainly made it work. Love the pearls. :-D

Becky said...

This sounds like a great challenge, gives us a chance to us some of our so many stamps :).
Your card is gorgeous, I love that image.

lauren bergold said...

ok, i see what you mean about the stamp not necessarily being one you'd pick now... but HOLY WOW you've made it into one ♥GORGEOUS♥ card anyway! and the "cover up" (lol!) pearls just totally MAKE IT! ♥

Tammy said...

This is gorgeous Lynn! I love that image and the soft pastel colors!!
Tammy x

JD/ Jill said...



wow! This is so beautiful! This may not be YOU...but it should be! It's so fabulous...you definitely should use it again and again!

Chrissy said...

LOL...You are so funny Lynn..I do things like that all the time...this has turned out so beautiful..love the pearls across the top and the flower stamp is so pretty..gorgeous card.

luv CHRISSYxx

Carol L said...

I don't see any flaws either! This is colored so well Lynn, and I do like that platinum embossing powder too! Great card!

MaryH said...

Yep, this is different from your usual CAS style, but you've done it beautifully. The coloring is fantastic, and since I love flower motifs, I'm really enjoying this one. Your pearls added such class & elegance and smart you - to think of covering up the color you didn't like. I LOVE this PSX stamp. Great job. TFS & hope the day was a good one. Hugs

Maxine D said...

WOW - that is one 'out of your zone' card Lynn, and you have nailed it - love those pearls!! They are perfect.
Blessings
Maxine

Tracy said...

Lynn you have knocked the ball outta the court with this one...for something that isn't your style you have done amazing with it xxx

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Oh my... this is a beauty! I love pulling out my older stamps. Every time I think about disposing of them, I change my mind. Nice work.

Stamping Smiles Designs said...

Hello Lynn. I came over here from Vicki Flashback Friday challenge post and just wanted to let you know that I very much enjoy your card and post! Really loving the perfectly colored flowers, the nice touch of the pearls you added to the card and how awesome is that pastel color combo! Just beautiful! :)

Brenda said...

Well for this stamp not being "you" you did a great job with it Lynn! I love the pearls at the top, so I am glad you didn't like what you colored it in. lol The flowers are colored so pretty and this really made a pretty card. I though, know what you mean about a stamp not being you. But yes, now you have a beautiful birthday card in your stash now! Hugs, Brenda

Deepti said...

Oh my goodness! this is gorgeous and the addition of pearls is such a genius idea :)

Bonnie said...

This turned out really pretty! Love the pearls and all that detailed coloring! I use pearls a lot to cover up "why did I do that" and those smudges that keep showing up! Sometimes I have to use the big ones!

Sassy Raggedy said...

Another beautiful card Lynn. Hugs, joann

Shelly Schmidt said...

Oh I just love this image- and the pearls are such a pretty addition to the card! I love the DP you added too. Beautifully done!

Joan Ervin said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Lynn!!!!! You have colored the flowers beautifully and the pearls are the perfect detail!!!!

*Vicki* said...

Just wanted to let you know that you were featured as a “Flashback Favorite” from the last challenge! Be sure to drop by and get your badge! So glad to have you play along and I hope you’ll join me again today!

Anne Temple said...

Your birthday card is beautiful and I think the pearls are a perfect embellishment.

Jessi Fogan said...

I have just a couple PSX stamps and they are just so lovely! And I can definitely relate to the 'um, why did I colour it like that?' scenario :)

Marilyn said...

This is so pretty and very elegant and classy. I love florals but don't stamp them often so when I see a fab card like this, it makes me want to dig them out. Lovely card Lynn.

Lesley said...

it's a lovely card - even if it 'isn't you' best wishes Lesley x

Lesley said...

the colours are gorgeous such a lovely care even if it 'isn't you' best wishes Lesley x

Monica said...

This card is just too romantic for you... I mean the roses and all. But believe me it looks lovely - feminine and soft. Super colouring too.