Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Vintage Cards and Distressing...

Well, best intentions and all that, I meant to blog at least once a week but don't know where the last month or so has gone. I'll try a new resolution to blog more often and see how we go :-)

I have been busy mostly with Card making and Jewellery using semi precious gemstones. I've decided these to use whenever possible becuase I love the feel and the 'naturalness' if there is such a word, of them.

Right... cards, I treated myself to some new Tim Holtz inks and stamps, and have been having an experimental time. These are a few of the cards I came up with using mostly Ranger products, and no, I'm not on comission but don't mind saying if I find a product is good!

These were the first ones I did with the new 'stuff'. I love vintage and these came close to what I was trying to achieve. The pictures I already had on some old sheets, and the backing papers, which I stamped over a bit and used distress inks on the edges. I cut out all the shapes on the trusty Cricut and again used distess inks and Perfect Pearls on both to highlight. the photo's don't show it but using the Pearls on the acual picture gave a really nice aged look.
These are the two I did yesterday:

I love the Vintage travel theme, I think I was born in the wrong era, I would loved to have got all dressed up and set off with my entourage for Egypt or somewhere exotic. Knowing me I'd have been carrying the cases though! Again, on these I used distress inks, Tim Holtz stamps and Perfect Pearls to get the effects I wanted. they may be a bit 'too busy' for some but sometimes I don't know when to stop. Anyway I was happy with the final effect but will enjoy continuing to experiment!

I also made a few sets of gift tags just because the fancy took me. I used some older stamps I have this time, as well as some of the fancy stamps from Tim Holtz Christmas set (last years), again I used distress inks and lots of Perfect pearls to get some shimmer, loving the shimmer! I also used Glossy Accents for texture and alcohol inks to highlight.

 The actual tags again I cut out on the Cricut, I also used the paper distresser to rough up the edges a little. Thanks for dropping in - I'd love to hear your comments if you have time to leave one, even if it's just to say hi! Will be back again soon, I won't be leaving it so long next time! x


  1. I love your makes, they are so vintage for new! Tim Holz stuff is great :)

    Bee happy x
    Have a delicious day!

  2. I really like the travel theme card & your bluebird tags are so pretty. Shaz x Great photos by the way.

  3. ''...all dressed up and set off with my entourage for Egypt or somewhere exotic....''

    Enjoy Worcester! Thanks for dropping by

    noodleBubble x

  4. I love your new cards, saw them on Folksy and was in such a rush (as per) didnt realise they were yours.

    I too have good intentions on blogging, but these days more like once per week twice if we are lucky.


  5. Love your papercrafting. It makes me want to have a go too!


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