Thursday, June 5, 2014

Vintage Bird Note Card Set

Hello Dreamers!

Special Announcement!!!
Lost Coast Designs is now hosting Challenges!!!!   The theme of the first Challenge is LOVE.  Check out all the details here

A super busy week this week!  The bridal shower is this Sunday.  I still have lots to do, but I thought I would post a pretty vintage card set.  I used stamps from Lost Coast Designs and some backgrounds made with a stencil.

Materials List:
Ink: black Archival
CS: Cream; Yellow textured and various browns from Bazzill
Spray inks in browns and yellows
Stencil: Mini Damask from Crafters Workshop
Laces and pearls

Card #1

Card #2

Detail Card #2


  • Make four cards from the yellow textured CS
  • My backgrounds were made by laying a stencil over CS and spraying with inks...and then flipping the stencil over onto another sheet of CS and adding more spray ink.  
Note: more instructions on this background technique here

  • Cute the background sheet into smaller pieces
  • Stamp the birds with black Archival ink onto the backgrounds

Card #3

Detail #3

  • Layer the background pieces with brown CS and add to the card base
  • Add various pieces of lace
  • Add the pearls

Card #4

Detail #4

  • Add a stamped bird to the inside of each card

 The cards can be used for any occasion.  I can always stamp an additional sentiment on the inside too.  Or, I can put the cards in a pretty wrapper and give as a little gift.

***************Challenges for my Vintage Bird Note Card Set:
Craft-Room: things with wings
Crafting form the Heart: anything goes
Through the Purple Haze: make your background
The Cupboard Trilogy: use yellow

Well, I better run.  I have lots to do for the bridal shower---wrap the gifts, wash all the serving bowls, bake two cakes (making 80 cake pops tomorrow).  Yikes!!  I better get moving!!  Hope you have a great day!!  Love ya.


  1. Wow, very nice note card set!! I love the different stamping techniques used. Great design too!! Thanks for joining Through the Purple Haze Challenge.


  2. Magical set of cards love the colouring and touches of lace, your background master board is is brilliant. Thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room Challenge XOXO Zoe

  3. So beautiful and so much talent Karen....your cards are absolutely stunning as is the layouts xx

  4. I am not fond of earth colours, but i must say your work is fantastic and the wee touch of

    Fiona DT

  5. Lovely cards and I do like the colours. Thank you for sharing at CFTH challenge.

  6. Beautiful set of cards! Love the earth tones! Thanks for joining Through The Purple Haze, good luck :)

    Lisbeth, DT TTPH

  7. all the cards are are so busy, enjoy your shower party
    Hugs from California Bibiana


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