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Friday, 25 May 2012

A Bit of Vintage Paris

Wow! 4 days of fantastic sunshine - I'm now being cooked in my crafty conservatory, rather than coming out like an ice-cube!!  Hope everyone is looking forward to the weekend - BBQ time I think.

I have been busy working on my youngest daughter's birthday card over the last couple of days, but can't show it yet as she sometimes pops on my blog, and I would hate her to see it before the day.  I can't believe how organized I am, but she is due home from university tomorrow for the summer, so I thought I would try and get ahead!

I have picked another card, which was made for a work colleague, to show you today.  It's a little different from my usual style (just to show I can!) Lol.  I am always being teased about my 'cutsie' style, so here goes ...

It's a 6x6" card matted with brown pearlised card and then paper from the Tim Holtz 'Vintage Shabby' paper stack which is inked around the edge with distress ink.  The main stamp is called  'Collage Take Time' from Hero Arts and is stamped onto ivory pearlised card and embossed with copper embossing powder. I tore the edges and inked with one of my all time favourite distress inks - walnut stain.  The two tickets are stamped using 'Invoke' stamps and cut out.  The card is finished with a die cut swirl, a couple of punched leaves, three co-ordinating buttons, a couple of amber adhesive gems and some 'birthday' wording.  I think it definitely has a 'vintage' feel to it - hope you like it.

Hugz, Jan xx


  1. This is gorgeously vintage Jan and love the Paris theme and sepia tones plus the lovely embellishing.
    I've been cooked in my conservatory today too and hope the sunshine stays for a while although we have noisy builders next door which is a right pain with having windows open lol
    Have a lovely weekend.
    Hugs, Fliss xx
    PS: Thanks for the sweet comment on my doodling which might be the encouragement I need to do some more designing.

  2. this is divine , love the stamped image and all those swirls

  3. This is gorgeous! I love the papers you've used and the main stamp.

    Have a fab weekend

    Claire xxx

  4. Now this IS a stunning vintage card. I knew you could do anything you put your hand to. I love the sepia tones. Caz


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