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Saturday, 20 November 2010

Vintage for a change

I know this isn't my usual kinda thing, but I've had this Paper Artsy stamp for years and never used it - you must all have some of these stamps - you see it, love it, buy it and then don't have a clue what to do with it! This is one of those.

After a bit of a blog browse, I came across a few Norwegian blogs which gave me a bit of inspiration.  With a bit of cream card I used Distress inks to give a Vintage look and then stamped with a gorgeous snowflake stamp I've had for years (another one that's been neglected) and also part of a swirly Hero Arts stamp. I added a bit of lace - another first for me, and some punched flowers with findings and some tiny beads in the centre.  The Father Christmas I stamped with Walnut Stain Distress ink and added the same colour as the background around the edges.

I don't think I'll be doing this kind of card too often, much to time consuming!X

5 comments :

MeandLilG said...

Oooh, I love this. Just my style. Hugs x

Sarpreet said...

so gorgeous

Sally Atkins said...

Oh this is lovely! Such a great use of that stamp and I love the lace x

Julie said...

It might have been time consuming but it's lovely, I really love the stamped background.

Vicky Hayes said...

Just stunning! I love all the subtle details - I could look at it for a long time!