Monday, 11 February 2013

Vintage shaped card

Hi Crafters,
Sorry I haven't been around lately, but my uncle is still ill and I've been visiting him. It's a 130 mile round trip so takes up a lot of time travelling.

Anyway, I thought I would show another of my DT cards for Kraftyhands. I have used the Vintage Treasures CD rom again. This will be launched on Tuesday 19th February on Create and Craft by Mike and Ian. The shows go out live at 1pm and 6pm - not to be missed.

For my card, I used a shape from the Cricut Lacy Labels cartridge and made an easel card after printing one of the backing sheets on to the card before cutting it.

I used one of the mats from the cardmaking section on the cd and matted this onto silver mirri, and one of the toppers which I decoupaged onto the mat. I also decoupaged the faux hat pin and glazed it with Pinflair glaze but it doesn't show up very well in this photograph. This is something that I have had in my stash for ages but never used!

In the opposite corner to the hatpin, I placed a bouquet of cream roses. In the packet, they were quite tight budded, so I teased them out with my tweezers so that they looked a little fuller in bloom. I tied a bow with some dark green ribbon, to compliment the one on the hatpin. Added this to the bouquet, to cover the stems and added a gem.

For the stopper for the easel, I made a rosette from a coordinated backing paper by concertinaing it after scoring it on the Hougie Board. I made this into an ellipse shape rather than circular so that it was in keeping with the shape of the topper (although you can't tell on this photgraph.) I placed one of the sentiments from the set onto the rosette and placed two pearl rings on the base, one either side of the rosette and sentiment.

On the inside of the easel, I matted an insert onto silver mirri and placed this onto the base of the easel. The image on the topper and insert could mean that this card could be for a wedding, anniversary or a birthday.
I would like to enter this card for the following challenges:-

Pile it on - Shaped Cards -
The Squirrel and the Fox - No. 37 - Love -
Crafty Calendar Challenge - Love and Marriage -
Speedy and Friends - Love - *WINNER*
Make it Monday - Anything Goes -
Daring Cardmakers - Love is in the Air -
Challenges 4 everybody - No. 13 - Anything Goes -
Pretty Little Ribbon Shop - Anything Goes -

Thank you for popping by. Please feel free to leave a comment and/or become a follower. The more the merrier. Thank you.

Happy crafting



Linda Simpson said...

WOW Wendy this is stunning!!! I love the fabulous easel shape and the gorgeous embellishments. This CD sure is a pleasure to work with don't you think?

Linda xxx

Avril Ann said...

So in love with this CD Wendy, just wish the show had been the 20th....think I am going to miss your card hun xxxx

Andree said...

A gorgeous card Wendy, everything is so pretty x

Wendy H said...

Thank you ladies. Xx

jane stillman said...

A fabulous card Wendy, can't wait to get the cd x

Wendy H said...

You'll enjoy it Jane and thank you. xx

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

This is stunning so much beautiful detail! Came from MIM for a closer look x

Joey said...

Hi Wendy, Hope your uncle is doing better x

Your card is just stunning the details look fantastic. Saw you over on mim. Joey x

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Gorgeous, love the shape and the vintage image is so pretty
Lindsay xx

Pat Garvin said...

Just gorgeous!! Thanks for joining Speedy Fox and Friends.

Winnie and Patty said...

Wow--what a fabulous easel card!!! This truly is beautiful!!! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy Fox and Friends blog challenge!

Susan Hogan said...

What a wonderful card - saw it on MIM - and had to come for a closer look - so much work! Your papers are beautiful.

Billie A said...

Stunning card, saw you on MIM. Really lovely colors and detail to embellishments and papers. Love this card.

lynne said...

What a stunning card. Very elegant..jumped right out at me as i was looking down the thumbnails!
Hope your Uncle gets better soon, thats a long journey you have to make!
Thanks for joining us at Crafty Calendar this month for our Love and Marriage challenge!
Lynne x

Meihsia Liu said...

This is such a fabulous card. Love the beautiful shape and pretty vintage image. Thank you for sharing at Make It Monday this week.... :)

MagsB said...

Oh what an exquisite vintage card! So beautiful! Thanks for joining in at The Squirrel and the Fox

love Mags B x