Technique Tuesday - Vintage Technique with Ranunculus Romance

Time for another Technique Tuesday Blog Hop! Today we're sharing cards featuring a Vintage Technique so I decided to use the Stampin' Up!® Ranunculus Romance to create a vintage collage card.  It's been a long time since I've done this technique and it was fun to use my Blending Brush to do all sorts of sponging on my card!

I love the Ranunculus Romance stampset - it is so eclectic so it's perfect for this technique.  I created a full sheet of 8 1/2 x 11" of the collage and then cut it for this card.  That means I have lots of other pieces left for more cards in the future!

What do you think?  I'm pretty happy with how it turned out!  Definitely a vintage feel!


  1. Tear a 2" strip from a piece of card stock so that the edge is quite ragged.
  2. Using a full sheet of Very Vanilla, lay the torn piece at different angles and sponge along the torn edge using Crumb Cake ink.  Repeat randomly all over card stock.
  3. Stamp image randomly across entire card stock using Very Vanilla, Blushing Bride and Blackberry Bliss ink.
  4. Cut Crumb Cake card stock 5 1/2" x 8 1/2"
  5. Cut Blushing Bride card stock 4" x 5 1/4" and sponge edges using Crumb Cake ink and Blending Brush
  6. Use the flat side of Paper Snips and distress the edge

  7. Cut background Collage piece - you need a piece 3 3/4" x 5" (save the other pieces for more cards!)
  8. Sponge edges using Crumb Cake ink and Blending Brush
  9. Use the flat side of Paper Snips and distress the edge
  10. Use your Bone Folder to roll the top right corner
  11. Adhere to Blushing Bride card stock
  12. Wrap ribbon around piece and adhere to the back
  13. Adhere to the card base
  14. Cut 3" of ribbon and use to tie a faux bow
  15. Stamp sentiment on a scrap of Blushing Bride card stock using Blackberry Bliss ink.
  16. Cut out using Paper Snips
  17. Sponge edges with Crumb Cake ink using Blending Brush
  18. Adhere to card base using Dimensionals
  19. Adhere Pastel Pearls
  20. Cut Very Vanilla card stock 4" x 5 1/4"
  21. Cut a 1 1/4" x 4" piece from Collage background and adhere to right hand side.
  22. Adhere to the inside of the card.

All of the supplies to make this card are available in my Online Store.

Check out my Youtube Video for tips and tricks to make this card. Don't forget to subscribe to my Stamping with Melva YouTube Channel

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                            1. What a great card Melva as always. Love those colours!!!

                            2. What a gorgeous card, Melva. Great Idea with the ripped edge sponging!

                            3. Beautiful! I love that lacey finish.

                            4. Beautiful card. Love that scallop lace ribbon it adds such a great touch.

                            5. So, so pretty Melva! The lace is the perfect touch. xx

                            6. Such a lovely card, vintage stye is my favourite :-)

                            7. Such a pretty card Melva, can't wait to get my hands on the ranunculus stamp set x

                            8. Love your card. I have not done torn edges in a long time. Glad to see it still being used!

                            9. Great vintage techniques. I had never heard of a ranunculus flower before. Great set for vintage look


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