Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Vintage Portrait Card with Blockhead Stamps

Hi Everyone,
I am finally getting back in to the swing of things after the Holidays.   My studio is all re-organized and haven't tripped over anything yet!!  My Christmas card burn-out is over and I am looking forward to another year of fun-tastic crafting!!  Today I have a bright card that I made using   a sketch (see sketch below) from Totally Paper Crafts.   The stamps are all from Blockheads Stamps.  The main image is from the Vintage Portraits set.

Materials List:
Stamps: Silhouette Portrait; Small Flower, Dots, and Thinking of You all from Blockhead Stamps
Ink: Adirondack Stream and Pesto Dye Ink from Ranger
CS: Vanilla, Mint and Cream
Stickles: Aqua
Lace, ribbon, and pearl cotton
Labels Eight Die cut from Spellbinders

The main image is stamped on cream CS with Stream dye ink and then cut out.  Stamp the same image again with Stream ink on cream CS and once more with Pesto ink on cream CS.  Cut out the lady from the image stamped with Pesto and just the hat decoration from the second image stamped with Stream ink.  Layer the cut pieces on top of the original stamped image (paper piecing).   Make card base from Vanilla CS.  Die cut a piece from the mint CS.  Stamp the dots on die cut with Stream ink.

Stamp nine of the small flowers with Stream ink on the mint CS; cut out.  Glue lace a piece of lace and tow strands of the pearl cotton across the bottom on the card and add the flowers.

I stamped the flowers again on the inside and added a sentiment.

Fun Challenges for my Vintage Lady Portrait:
Totally Paper Crafts: Sketch
Simon Says stamp: Spots and/or stripes
Reasonable Ribbon; Sparkle and Ribbon
Sweet Stampin; Spots and dots
Allsorts: Paper piecing
One Stop Craft: Bingo-I used lace/ribbon, die cut, and paper piecing

Okay, I guess that is all for me today.  My to-do list is a mile long.  I better get to it!  I hope you have a great day.  Love ya.


  1. The lace and flowers are pretty together!! I love the turquoise color too!!

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  2. A really super card Karen with a great Vintage feel.

    Thanks so much for joining in my Paper Piecing theme at Allsorts this week, good luck and hope to see you again.

    B x

  3. Hi Karen, such an elegant card and gorgeous colours. Wonderful central image as well. Thanks for joining in with us this week at Sweet Stampin. Sarah

  4. Karen, I like the teal feathers on top of the lady's hat! And all those fussy-cut flowers add such charm, especially in that garland.

  5. Great card love the vintage feel and that teal colour really pops!

    Thanks for playing at Allsorts this week

    Emma xxx

  6. Oh wow, love the colours & what a wonderful image. Love how you've used your flowers & lace. Thanks so much for playing along at Sweet Stampin'

  7. Wow!! This card so different and beautiful. Colour combination, image, all details just perfect.
    Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin` “Spots and Dots” Challenge and we hope to see you again soon.

  8. Awesome card! I love this! Thanks for joining us at Really Reasonable Ribbon!

  9. Gorgeous card, I love the flowers and the colours you've used.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp for our spots &/or stripes challenge
    hugs Mandy xx

  10. Very nice indeed! I love the Stream ink you used on this one and the inside is just as pretty too! Love it!


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