Saturday, August 28, 2010


Hi everyone! It's a wonderful Saturday, perfect weather for card making. (After all the chores are done of course! Hee!) Waltzing Mouse has a new sketch challenge today. I decided to try something different today. I attempted to make a "vintage" card! I just love the style, but have never been good at it. I try making them once in awhile just to practice. I'm proud and happy to say that this is the most "vintage" card I have ever made!!! Hahaha! 

Before I start to babble on about how I made it, here's the sketch for WMSC 12.

I flipped my card on the side. Using a vintage cream card base, I inked it with my PTI aqua mist using a sponge dauber. I also inked the edges one more time with Tea Dye Distress Ink. I used several stamps to make the background. Damask Designs and Text Style from PTI, and the chandelier is from Inkadinkado. I used my Martha Stewart edge punch on a strip of peach cardstock and stamped a damask design from my Vintage Labels (PTI). Then I tied a bow over it and adhered the label on top. 

As you can imagine, I was really, really happy about it!!! I took soooo many pictures!!!! Haha! Yay! Finally, a card that actually looks "vintage"! :)  Enjoy!

Cardstock - vintage cream (PTI), peach (Bazzill), beige (Paper Company)
Stamps - Chandelier (Inkadinkado), Mega Mixed Messages, Text Style, Damask Designs, Vintage Labels (PTI)
Others - ink (PTI, Memories, Colorbox, Distress Inks), pearls (Recollections), label die (Spellbinders), ribbon (Offray), edge punch (Martha Stewart)


  1. Gorgeous, Jean! I don't do vintage well at all, but you have nailed it! I think this is one of my favorite cards you have shared. The pearls on the label and the satin ribbon are so pretty, and the mix of stamps on the background are so well balanced. Truly beautiful!

    BTW, a huge congrats on being picked for the new Curtain Call Design Team! I was so excited to see your name there. Looking forward to seeing your creations!

  2. Pretty, pretty Jean! love that chandelier/lamp stamp! thanks for playing with the WMS sketch this week!

  3. What a beautiful card Jean! That lacey trim looks so pretty & that chandelier image is so elegant looks! Thanks for playing along with the WMSC :)

  4. beautiful stamping and love the pearl details on the label! gorgeous card!! thanks for joining us at WMSC this week! =)

  5. Beautifully done! Love the vintage look...I think you got it bang on! The pearls are perfect!



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