Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Lovely Lady

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:


  1. I love pink and black! The image you chose for this card is absolutely perfect and so pretty surrounded by your stamped flowers. Love the feathers!

  2. A BEAUTIFUL layered, feminine card, Cec! I love the contrast of the black with the pink tones--really catches my eye! Your coloring of the flower stamped images is wonderful, and they look so pretty layered up! Funny how you and Autumn had similar thought processes with your designs! Sending hugs!

  3. I just love how you used these flower stamps, Cec! The color palette is so pretty with the black feather and vintage image. Such a stunning card design! Hugs, Autumn

  4. Beautiful vintage image! She is so lovely and serene and perfectly framed by your lovely stamped flowers!

  5. Funny how you and Autumn had similar thought processes with your designs! Sending hugs!


  6. Those flowers make all the difference to this beautiful card Cec. Vintage elegance captured perfectly xx

  7. Lovely, elegant, vintage vibe - those flowers make such a pretty setting for the gorgeous Lily Elsie photo.
    Alison x

  8. Hi Cec! I just wanted to say hello and tell you how much I like your gorgeous card!


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