Sunday, July 21, 2013

Vintage Portrait Trio

Hi Dreamers!
Happy Sunday and hope your weekend is going well.  I am back today with a trio of vintage cards.  I used the same stamp on each card--Silhouette Portrait from Blockheads.  You can purchase this stamp for $1.50 until July 25 during the storewide 75% off sale on the Blockheads Web site!!   Take a look at my trio!

I stamped the vintage lady in coordinating ink colors on CS.  I dry embossed backgrounds as well.

On the first card, I added some pretty DP from Pink Paislee.  The main image is distressed on the edges with Mown Lawn Distress ink.

I added lace, green satin ribbon, and a paper flower on this card.

On the second card, I used a faux linen technique on the stamped part.  

  • Start with white glossy CS
  • Add blue ink and stamp the vintage lady with brown ink
  • sand the glossy paper with sandpaper

I dry embossed the stamped piece after doing the faux linen treatment.  I layered with dark brown CS and some pretty DP from Authentique.

To embellishment this card, I added paper roses and sheer blue ribbon.

On the third card, I stamped on pink CS with dark rose ink and then dry embossed.  

 I used sheer ribbon and tulle for the embellishments.

This stamp makes a great girly card.  I can use the cards for any occasion--maybe a birthday or thinking of you.  Three more nice cards for my card box!!

My lovely Vintage ladies are entered into the following challenges:
That Craft place: Its a girl thing
One stop Craft: make your own background --card # two (the blue card) Used the faux linen technique to make a background.
Hobby House Challenge: vintage
Alphabet Challenge: L is for lace --card #1
Brown Sugar: anything goes
Craft-Room Challenge: vintage

I will be posting girlie cards over the next few days.  I did the Carnival Girl ATC's and the Bird Cage DP only card so far.  I have a dress dummy, a wedding card,  and more vintage ladies coming up. All girly and pretty!!  So, stayed tuned.  Have a great day.  Love ya.


  1. Your cards are all lovely karen. Love that you added a few flowers, ribbons, bows and some tulle. Great colors! That is a great stamp for any occasion!

  2. Gorgeous card. Each so special.

    Thanks for joining our lace challenge at Alphabet Challenge Blog.


  3. beautiful, thank you for joining us at the Hobby House for our 2nd challenge
    Hugs Kate xx

  4. Thank you for sharing these wonderful techniques with the Craft Room! Helene

  5. Great set of cards Karen.

    It's nice to see the same cards in different colour ways.

    Thanks for joining us at Brown Sugar.

    Good luck

    Tracey DTxx

  6. Wow beautiful set of cards!

    thanks for sharing at craft-room challenge, good luck and welcome again;-))m

  7. What a beautiful collection of cards, I love them. Thank you for joining us at Craft Room Challenge.
    xxx Hazel.

  8. Ummmm delightfully charming, thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room Challenge XOXO Zoe

  9. a very noble and stylish trio!

    thanks so much for playing along with us at Alphabet Challenge!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

  10. Great card. Thanks for joining Our challenge at Brown Sugar. Good luck.

  11. What a great trio - all the colourways work beautifully.
    Alison x

  12. Wonderful collection of cards, thanks for joining us at Brown Sugar this week

  13. So old fashioned. Beautiful cards! Thanks for playing at Alphabet Challenges.


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