It is time for the new challenge at Frilly and Funkie. This time Autumn is the hostess and is calling it Show Us Your Stamps. She describes the challenge this way:
Our challenge this round can be summed up with one word - STAMPS! We want to see you break out those stamps and get inky. There are so many ways to use stamps, and you probably have a few you have never even used - so come play along! We cannot wait to see your stamped vintage or shabby chic creations.
I have made a shabby card with a lovely vintage image - a card that would be perfect for Mother's Day or perhaps for the birthday of a lady in your life.
Using paper from the Wild and Free pad (Prima) I cut a couple of tags. I used a small hole punch (EK Success) to create the holes and added a reinforcement (Avery) that was inked with Black Soot Distress Ink (Tim Holtz). The tags were distressed and some burlap string was added through the holes.
To make the frame I used some black card stock (Recollections) and a die from Petite Ovals Large and a die Petite Scalloped Ovals Large (Spellbinders) together. The image was printed on the computer and hand cut to shape before it was mounted on the back of the frame.
The flowers were stamped onto scraps of card stock using the rose from a set called Flower Garden (Tim Holtz) and Jet Black Archival Ink (Ranger) and then fussy cut. Shading was added using pencil crayons (Prismacolors) blended with OMS (Gotrick) - nectar for the two light flowers and Black Cherry for the darker one.
The leaves were made with scraps of gray card stock cut with a Garden Greens die (Tim Holtz). They were shaped and inked with Black Soot Distress Ink (Tim Holtz).
Finally, I added some black gem flourishes (Recollections) to the light tag, some pink pearl flourishes (Dollarama) to the dark tag and then tucked a feather under the frame.
The following products used to create this card came from The Funkie Junkie Boutique: