This card is for the Midnight Madness sketch challenge MMSC63. I love this sketch and have been contemplating what I was going to do for it during my endless work meetings all week!
I thought this sketch looked a bit vintage - I visualized the scalloped edge as lace right away. So, I decided to use a new stamp set I discovered at a local scrapbook store that I visited on vacation. The set is from Oxford Impressions called "The Fairest Flower". What is unique in the set are the stamps that look like vintage photographs! I don't really know how they do it, but it is so cool how they turn out. This card uses one of the photo images from the set as well as the vintage-looking tulips and the coordinating script.
When using the stamps, I found that Versafine dye inkpads work the best and I was able to find the ink in "Vintage Sepia". It is a perfect ink for these stamps. The child on my card was stamped using this ink on Stampin' Up Vanilla cardstock. I cut out the image and distressed the edges with Tim Holtz "Vintage Photo" distress ink. I used the same distress ink on the edges of just about everything on this card - even the flowers - to add that antique look and tone down some of the brighter colors. I also used "Antique Linen" distress ink on the main tulip panel.