Saturday, September 4, 2010

Vintage Bird with Pearls

Hi Kids,
Another post today! And it is a holiday weekend. So, we are just relaxing around the house today. Nice time to get my posting done. I have a very vintagey card today. I was inspired by The Play Date Cafe colors.

And a picture from Diva Stampers. The two inspiration images may seem different but they both have a distressed feel and similar colors. The top picture is more earthy and the bottom picture adds a bit of aqua to the same type of colors. So you will see that I added a bit of aqua to my card while also using the mocha, rust and orange.

I die cut a frame using a Sizzix die and layered with lots of papers from SEI and K &Company. The card base is made of Really Rust CS from Stampin' Up. I distressed each piece as I layered and then sprayed with Glimmer Mist. I added some lace, lots of pearls and a dreamy sentiment.


Stamps: Bird - Memory Box; Sentiment - Inkadinkado

Inks: Chocolate Chip -SU; Stazon black; Vintage Photo- Ranger

Shimmer Mist

And some detail shots so you can see all the challenge elements.

I entered this card in the following super fun Challenges:

Diva Stamper: Photo

The Play Date Cafe: Color combo

Simon Says Stamp: Lace and pearls

My Partner in Crafting Crime: Vintage

Rainbow Ladys: The word Dream

Sir Stamp A Lot: distressed

Stampin for the Weekend: Vintage

So, that's it for today. Have a sweet weekend!!



  1. Beautiful card, Karen! Love the vintage look with the distressing, colors and lace. It's all gorgeous! Thanks so much for playing along with the DDIC!

  2. great to have you play with us in The Play Date Cafe this week.
    This is a beautiful creation just right for a variety of challenges...we appreciate you making The PDCC one of them : )

  3. Gorgeous Karen. Love the colours and the distressing and the lace is wonderful Perfect.Thanks for dreaming with me this week Love Cynthia x

  4. Hi Karen

    This is really lovely.

    The colours, the stamping and the lace, all just lovely.

    I am so sorry to say it is not eligible for our Stampalot challenge as you have exceded the number of combined challenges allowed in our rules (on our sidebar).

    I do hope you will join in with another project.

    B x

  5. Gorgeous vintage card and love the sentiment! Thanks for playing with My Partner in Crafting Crime, Robin

  6. Lovley vintage card, the pearls are a great touch on the lace. Thanks for playing at the PDCC.

  7. Wow Karen! It's gorgeous, love the pearls added to the lace and sentiment. Thanks for playing at My Partner in Crafting Crime!

    Jenny T.

  8. Absolutely gorgeous, that lace is just dreamy! Love that center panel with the scripted writing and the bird, just beautiful! Thanks for playing along with us this week at the Play Date Cafe!

  9. This is wonderful - I wish I could do this style.
    Thankyou so much for joining us this week on Simon Says Stamp. Remember lots of the DT have candy up for grabs also sponsored by Simon Says Stamp!

  10. Lovely image and the design is very pretty! Lovely shabby chic card. Thanks for joining us at the PDCC.

  11. WOW--great job at combining so many challenges:) LOVE the lace--beautiful! Thanks for playing along and joining in the fun at the PDCC:)

  12. Fantastic work. Thank you so much for entering the SFTW challenge with this and good luck!

  13. Such a gorgeous card with amazing details. Thanks for joining us at SFTW for our vintage challenge! :)


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