Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Vintage Mother's Day Card

I've been wanting to have a "proper go" at a Vintage style card for a while and with Mother's Day fast approaching I decided to try one out. I had a good starting point with a great digi stamp from the Free Vintage Digi Stamps Blog.

At the point I started this card I hadn't ordered my distress inks, these would have probably made the distressing part easier, but I got the desired effect using chalks and a little brown ink and I also distressed the edges of the digi image and the music paper by scraping a craft knife down the edges and curling the corners.

For the flowers I cut varying sized circles from old book pages, scrunched them up, inked the edges and sprayed with my home made glimmer mists. I finished those off with buttons from my stash and added some die cut flourishes. I also used glimmer mist to colour some cream seam binding ribbon as the cream didn't seem to look right.

I stamped the Sentiment using Versamark and embossed using gold embossing powder, I also used gold embossing powder on the charm as I only had silver hearts in my stash!

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Crafty Creations - Vintage Fashion
Creative Inspirations - Anything Goes
Craft Challenge - Mother's Day
Crafty Catz - Punches / Dies
Crafts 4 Eternity - Digi Delights
One Stop - Button It
Crafty Pad - Share the Good News (news or book print)*
*Used book pages for flowers
One Stitch at a Time - Re-Cycle (used book pages for flowers)
Catch the Bug - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes


May said...

Stunning card, just love all those elements a fabulous vintage card Hugs May x x x

Susan Flynn said...

What a pretty card April I love the stamp and the heart charm is so pretty xx

Elaine said...

April I love every bit of this, all those lovely embellishments ....adorable.
Hugs Elaine

Jodie Mackrell said...

fabulous card! i love everything! thanks for joining this weeks Anything goes challenge at catch the bug!

Josephine said...

What a fabulous creation!

Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week, and good luck!

Sylvia x said...

Great card and perfect for the challenge at CRAFT challenges this week

Good luck

Sylvia x

pinky said...

I love this April. Thanks for joining us at C4E this week.

Mrs.B said...

Hi, saw your card on One Stop crafts. Love the vintage style. and thats a great image.

Sheryl Hare said...

This is a beautiful, vintage card. The colours and details are just stunning. Thanks for joining us at CRAFT this week. Hugs Sheryl xx

Trimgym said...

Congratulations on being one of our talented young crafters this week with your lovely creation. Thank you for joining this week. We would love to recognize our young crafters by giving them a little badge/blinkie for their blog and on top of that we would like to offer you a little prize.

Please go to Jo's digistamp blog where you can choose either 2 digistamps here or 1 paperpack here. E-mail me your choice and I will e-mail your prize to you.

You can download your badge/blinkie for your blog here. Have a great weekend!

Anne said...

It is fabulous April you really are talented. Anne x

Lizzie said...

Lovely card. Thanks for joining us this week at C4E.

Sammibug said...

Gorgeous! Love the vintage feel and added elements. Thanks so much for sharing your creation with us in our “March anything goes” challenge at Catch The Bug! We hope to see you, again, next challenge! ~~Sammibug~~ Guest Designer For Bugaboo Stamps

Marjo said...

Wonderful Vintage Card love those flowers, thanks so much for playing with us at OSAAT.

I have some yummy blog candy here‘s the link if you are interested

Xoxo Marjo

Anonymous said...

what beautiful work, great space!

~♥~The Navy Wife~♥~ said...

Oh! I love vintage and I love love love your card! I have a soft spot for sewing elements :$ Just gorgeous hun! Thank you for playing along with us this week at The Crafty Pad :)

michele said...

Fabulous card! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 eternity this week hugs x


Hi April
A fabulous card,thankyou for joining us this week at CraftyCatz
Hugs Dianne xx DT

JoanieMc said...

Your card is fabulous. I love the vintage theme, the embellishments are terrific and make your creation beautiful. Thanks for coming over to The Crafty Pad.

Aunty Sue said...

Lovely card and thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz for our dies & punches challenge

Paul said...

Thank you so much for joining in with our Anything Goes challenge this month at Catch The Bug. This open challenge really is a great way to see lots of different styles and techniques – always an inspiration.
Crafty Blogocks
DT Member for Catch The Bug

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card.Love all the details.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week :D
Lisa x

Julies Crafty Creations said...

Fantastic creation! Thank you for joining on with our challenge over at OSAAT this week and good luck Julie x

CG said...

Gorgeous! I love all the embellishments, they all work together so well. Thank you for joining us this week at One Stitch at a Time; good luck and hope to see you again. Best, CG / OSAAT DT