Friday, 6 January 2012

Vintage birthday card

A big thankyou to Kathy from Docrafts who was my Christmas swap partner this year, and sent me some absolutely gorgeous lace. Some of it is used on this card and I hope she approves.

"Vintage birthday card"

The design is mostly achieved with distress inks & Tim Holtz stamps. The background has gold Perfect Pearls rubbed into the stamping for lots of shine.

"Closeup of main panel"

The stamping from the background is repeated on the main panel in a darker colour. The sentiment is stamped in black archival ink, distressed, and diecut in layered ovals before fixing to the main panel with Pinflair.


A couple of butterflies are stamped and heat-embossed in gold onto white card before colouring with distress inks, cutting out and fixing to the card with the wings raised to add a little dimension. This design folds neatly flat for posting at the standard letter rate :-)

Entered for the following challenge:
Samuel Taylors January Blog Challenge - Distress (fab prize of 4 distress reinkers - woohoo!!)
Simon Says Stamp...NEW something (new lace)
Crop Stop Challenge - Go for the Gold


  1. Wonderful. Love how you carried through the stamped image, but treated each part differently. Very pretty. Thank you for joining in the fun at

  2. Gorgeous card Maddy, I love the elegance of it and the lovely shimmer, just beautiful! Love Jayne. x x

  3. Wow! What a beautiful and stunning card! Thanks for joining CropStop's “Go For the Gold” Challenge!

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  4. Gorgeous card! Love that lace. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Oh my word Maddy, this is absolutely beautiful. I love the colours and embossing. Love it. Sorry Ive been a bit quiet lately. I havent had 2 mins to myself! Lee x

  6. Lovely, elegant card! Thanks for playing along with our CropStop Challenge Blog.

  7. Yes I do approve, such a gorgeous card as are all your other ones, you are one very talented lady. Glad you are happy with the lace. Love Kathy xxx

  8. Wowzers, this is beautiful! The gold is stunning! Thank you for joining in our CropStop Challenge. Hugs, Rosie

  9. love all the details you added, this reminds me of those gorgeous vintage postcards. Thank you for joining in our CropStop GOLD Challenge.
    -- dalis

  10. this is a gorgeous card - inspirational


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