Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Vintage With Die Cuts

It is time for the new challenge at Frilly and Funkie.  This time Suzz is our hostess and calls it On the Cutting Edge.  This is what she has to say about it:

Having recently acquired some beautiful new dies I thought it might be time to bring them out and show them off. This challenge is all about using your dies, punches or other cutting tools to create a masterpiece featuring at least one die cut / punched image. Make sure your art is in the vintage or shabby chic style and incorporates a die cut or punch.

I decided to make a shabby card with a vintage vibe and started with some Recollections card stock for the card blank.  Then added a couple panels of paper from the the Graphic 45 A Ladies Diary collection.  I also cut one of the images from the paper.  The image and papers were distressed and the edges were inked with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.  I dyed some crochet ribbon with Antique Linen Distress Ink and placed it over the spot where the two papers join.

I die cut a doily from a Prima die and inked the edges with Vintage Photo DI before I laid it on top of the papers.  The image was mounted on some black card stock and added to the card next.

Next I die cut some flowers.  I used some paper from Graphic 45 Precious memories to cut the flowers from the Tim Holtz Tattered Florals Die and some card stock to cut the flowers from Tammy Tuttrow's Shabby Posies Die.  In the end I changed my mind and only used the cream flowers shown in the second photo since I realized that three big flowers would never fit on the card.

The flowers were all shaped, the edges were inked with Vintage Photo DI and the petals layered.  For the cream flower, I just added a large pearl to the centre but added a black flower punched with an EK Success punch first for the peach flower .

The leaves were hand cut, shaped and inked.  Before I added the flowers and leaves to the card, I dyed a bit of cheesecloth with Antique Linen DI and tucked it underneath.  Finally, I scattered a few black sequins on the card.

I am going to enter this card in the following challenges:

Deep Ocean Challenge - Shabby Chic/Vintage
Ooh la la Creations - Flowers
Avenue 613 Create - Anything Goes (Optional Twist - Shabby Chic)
Simply Create Too - Use Flowers
Through the Purple Haze - Vintage


  1. Wow, those flowers are perfection, Cec! This is such a pretty card, made with one of my favorite G45 collections. Love the new look of your blog, too! xo

  2. Beautiful! I didn't realize the flowers were cut as well as the beautiful doily! They look gorgeous! Lovely card! Your new do on the blog is beautiful too!

  3. Beautiful vintage image-love the lace and gorgeous flowers---Thank you for joining us at 613 Avenue Create
    Carol DT x

  4. Cec, your card is a gorgeous vintage masterpiece! I love your flowers and the delicate doily. Hmmmm....I think I have that one! Your blog upfit is fabulous--gives it such a fresh look! Sending hugs!

  5. Some of my favorite dies put to such great use! I love the pattern of this paper and gorgeous color scheme here. The flowers are amazing and I like this retro look. Hugs, Autumn

  6. The beautiful die cut flowers and lace doily suit these vintage ladies perfectly Cec xx

  7. Love the design and colour palette. Thank you for sharing it with us at OLL challenges Wynn DT

  8. They look gorgeous! Lovely card! Your new do on the blog is beautiful too!


  9. Just love what you did with this card, definitely my style of card! Thanks for sharing with us at OLL.
    Lynn x

  10. What a lovely vintage design and your use of the die cuts is stupendously awesome sauce. The colors you chose lend themselves to the vintage theme and your flowers are so fun! Wowzers and fantabulous dearie!

  11. Beautiful Cec, two of my favourite things, Graphic 45 papers and Tim's Tattered Florals die, thanks so much for sharing it! Deb xo


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