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Sunday, August 7, 2011

Vintage Layers - first attempt


I made this card after I saw this gorgeous and inspiring card by Jenna Barber . She has a step-by-step tutorial on the blog post too. I had stored it in my 'inspiration' folder and just had to make it for the "distressed" challenge at Just Add Ink . I tore the handmade vanilla paper as a border and I distressed the main panel with the edge of some scissors (you can see a small rip at the bottom where I went a bit overboard!) - I finished the main panel by adding Soft Suede directly to the edges from the inkpad just like Jenna did with hers. It "roughs" it up a bit and is a nice finish. :)

I am going to give this card to my friend for her birthday as she loves creamy soft vintage colours.

There are two photos as I was playing around with photoshop on my iPhone. I really need to get myself a light box and a decent camera for my cards.

Materials used (all SU unless noted):

Stamps: Bliss, One of a Kind, Pendant Park, "fleur-de-lys" is from Lovely Letters

Ink: Sahara Sand, Baja Breeze, Pink Pirouette, Certainly Celery, Rose Red, Old Olive, Versamark (for Bliss image on Crumb Cake CS)

Paper: Crumb Cake CS, Very Vanilla CS, handmade vanilla CS (non SU)

Accessories: Linen Thread, Itty Bitty Button, Pearls, misc ribbon (non SU)


  1. This is absolutely gorgeous. Thanks for the link to Jenna's tutorial and for playing along with us at Just Add Ink this week.

  2. Ohh this is so pretty - the colours are fantastic. I love how you have put them all together. Chantell

  3. This is a gorgeous card, love the design of the main panel. Lovely soft feel to this card.
    Thanks for popping by my blog and your nice comments.

  4. I totally LOVE this layered/sponged look. The colours are just gorgeous and the pearl details finish it beautifully! Thanks for playing at JAI this week ♥

  5. This is beautiful, Alison. Love the colours you've used.

  6. This is really lovely Alison. I love how you created a frame for your stamped images. The soft colours and layered stamping really creates a gentle vintage feel. Thanks for playing at Just Add Ink.

  7. Gorgeous! Congratulations on winning the prize! That deserves a piece of cake! x


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