Monday, January 5, 2015

Vintage Stamping Challenge - January!

Hello Everyone!
I hope you had a great holiday season!  And, I wish you a new year filled with joy!!
I had a little time off from making cards over the holidays and just made one or two for immediate needs.  So, I feel refreshed and ready to start creating again. Good thing too,as it is time for a new challenge on the Vintage Stamping Challenge Blog.

The theme of this month's challenge is:

New Year; New Stash

Make a project using your new stash and link up on the challenge blog. (Doesn't have to be vintage.)

The challenge is sponsored by Flonzcraft Stamps----They are offering a $20 gift certificate for one lucky winner.

I used some new stamps from Flonzcraft to create my design team project.

Materials List:
Stamps: Flowers Engraving and Vintage Fashion Girl - Twenties 2 both from Flonzcraft Stamps; scroll stamp
Ink: Vintage Sepia Versa Fine; Cameo Coral and Creamy Caramel from  Stampin' Up
CS: Cream; Dark  Brown; and Electric Red from My Favorite Things
Watercolor Crayons - Stampin' Up
Distressing tool
Eye Lash Yarn
Pink Pearls
Dimensional adhesive
Heat gun
Spray bottle 


  • Make a card from dark brown CS and layer with Electric Red CS
  • On Cream CS, stamp the Flowers Engraving with Cameo Coral  and Fashion Girls with Vintage Sepia ink
  • lightly stamp a little scroll stamp with Creamy Coral in upper corner

  • Distress the edges of the stamped piece with distressing tool and color the edges with the watercolor crayon
  • Distress edges again
  • Spray the watercolor crayon lightly with water and dry with heat gun ( I rubbed the crayon coloring with my finger to soften the edges before drying)
  • Add to card front with dimensional adhesive
  • Add a piece of lace to left edge and wrap eyelash yarn around card over lace
  • Add pearls to corners

I had fun with this layout and made six versions....  LOL   You know how I get carried away when I start to stamp!   I will share the other versions with you this month.
So, let's see what you make with your new stash!!  Just link up on the Vintage Challenge Blog!

A Few fun challenges for my vintage ladies
ABC- Challenge: A for anything goes
Simon's Wednesday: anything goes
Fashionable Stamping: turn up the heat- use a heat gun

Check back for the other versions later in the week.  Hope you are having a happy Monday!!  Love ya


  1. And a Happy New Year to you as well Karen.

    And a super card for this months challenge, the sepia works really well against the soft muted background.

    B x

  2. This is very pretty! Thank you so much for joining the Anything Goes Challenge on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

  3. Happy New Year Karen and wow how could I have missed those beautiful flower stamps? More for my wish list!!! Beautiful card with a great layout.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x

  4. The Flower engraving IS on my Flonzcraft wish list! Love how you made a subdued background for your girls, excellent design!

  5. Love the vintage look and the distressing looks fab. Thanks for joining us at ABC Challenge
    Andrea x

  6. HI Karen, beautiful card. Gorgeous stamping and that paper is lush
    Claire xx

  7. What a fabulous vintage card.

    Thanks for sharing with us



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