I am using a “Not Very Much Used” stamp set today.  It is the Tuscan Vinyard.  I fell in love with the set when it debuted last year, but then never really used it.  So today I have dusted it off and I really like the outcome.


Tuscan Vinyard, 141902


My color inspiration was obviously the grapes, but it led me to another “Not very Used” ink color:  Elegant Eggplant. And on it went from there.  Here are the colors I have used today.


As I was putting the card together and looking at the finished product, I asked myself why I had not been using Elegant Eggplant!  It really pops!  I don’t think I am going to need to “dust it off” for the near future.  I can think of several sets that it would work beautifully with.

I chose to use the smaller items included in the stamp set.   So instead of having a lot of background to cover or additional layers, I decided on a 4 X 4 card.

  • The Elegant Eggplant base is 4 X 8 and folded in half
  • The Old Olive layer is 3 3/4 X 3 3/4
  • The Very Vanilla layer is 3 1/2 X 3 1/2
  • The grapes are stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored with the Aqua Painter
  • The cork screw and the corks are stamped in Sahara Sand ink
  • The splatter is from flicking the Elegant Eggplant Marker tip into the lip of it’s cap. (Thank you #paperpixie, Julie DiMatteo)
  • The wine seal is stamped in Elegant Eggplant and punched out using the 1″ Circle Punch
  • The Linen Thread is just wrapped around the card and the seal is added with dimensionals.


And that , as they say, is that!  A very quick and easy card.  Each time I do the square card I ask myself why I do not do it more often.  Please give it a try.  I do believe you will love it.

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