Thursday, January 15, 2015

Vintage Ladies with Floral Background

Hello Everyone!
Been kind of a not so good week.  My husband was home sick.  He tried going in today.  He still does not feel good though.  And, we have a busy weekend ahead too.  The Dearborn Big Band is playing at the Michael Guido Performing Arts Center on Sunday ( Don is the director and trumpet player).  So, a big day for the band.
Saturday, I am going to a fund raiser/card making day with my buddy, Sharon.  Should be fun!  Looking forward to getting out and making a few cards for fun after the hustle and bustle of the holidays.

I thought I would post two cards today.  The cards are a variation on my Vintage Stamping Challenge project I posted two weeks ago here. The challenge runs all month and the details can be found here.  The theme is "New Year - New Stash"

Here is Card one:

Materials List:
Stamps: Flowers Engraving and Vintage Fashion Girl - Twenties 2 both from Flonzcraft Stamps; speckles background stamp
Ink: Rich Cocoa, Toffee Crunch -Memento;  Creamy Caramel from  Stampin' Up
CS: Cream; Tobacco Brown; Black; Mustard yellow
Watercolor Crayons - Stampin' Up
Distressing tool
Heat gun
Spray bottle 


  • Make a card from tobacco brown mustard yellow CS
  • Add a torn layer of black to the tobacco brown card
  • On Cream CS, stamp the Flowers Engraving with Toffee Crunch and another with Creamy Caramel ink
  • Stamp the Fashion Girls with Rich Cocoa ink
  • Stamp speckles on the background with Creamy Caramel for card two

  • Tear the edges of one stamped piece and distress the edges of the second stamped piece with distressing tool 
  • 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 the card base

  • Add ribbons to each card

The cards are going in my to send box.  They will be perfect for any occasion.  I will add sentiments when I use them.

A Few Fun Challenges for my Vintage Ladies
Simon's Monday: inky background
4 Crafty Chicks: flowers
Just Inspirational: add a background stamp
Penny's Challenge: anything goes
Sisterhood of Crafters: anything goes with twist of new stash---my new stash---the Flower Engraving and Vintage Fashion Ladies stamps

I have three more cards made with the same stamps--They are not quite so distressed.  I will share those next week.  Hope you are having a great day!  Love ya.


  1. Two real beauties Karen, can see you are enjoying your Flonz crafting. B x

  2. Both cards are beautiful! You know I LOVE vintage so this image really 'spoke' to me! Great job! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘ANYTHING GOES with a TWIST – use a new craft item’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters

  3. Two gorgeous cards Karen as always your so creative hope you enjoy your time at the fund raisng and card making day and hopefully hubby will get better soon x

  4. Lovely cards, great use of those gorgeous stamps!

  5. Beautiful card Karen. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Penny's Paper-Crafty. We would love to see you again ... Anet DTx

  6. Your Cards are beautiful Karen, love the vintage look. Great backgrounds for the ladies!

  7. Fabulous cards, Karen. Love the vintage image and the ribbons are gorgeous. Thanks for playing along with the Sisterhood's "Anything Goes with a Twist" challenge.

  8. Two beautiful cards and beautifully stamped! Thank you so much for sharing your project and for joining us over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! :)

  9. Clean, simple and fabulous! I love the added touch of the flower. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderous inspiration with us at 4 Crafty Chicks Flowers Challenge.

    Tamie DT


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