Saturday, June 8, 2013

Vintage Elegance




I recently got a RAK gift from Anita (Crafty Girl Designs).  It was this gorgeous Hero Arts background stamp called Flower Medley Background.  It's one I'd not seen before.

Golden Birthday card

I wanted to try something a bit vintage looking.  This reminded me of Vintage wallpaper.  I stamped with Delicata Golden Glitz ink and clear embossed it onto cream card.  I trimmed it to fit in the centre of a Hero Arts Latte card base.  I did some edging with the ink.  The sentiment was stamped with the Golden ink as well and trimmed with a Fiskars edge punch.  I added a little gold ribbon and bow.

I have entered this into the Pride and Prejudice challenge at City Crafters Challenge

Hope you are all set for a crafty weekend.  I managed to make a number of mini Thank you cards this afternoon.... and enjoyed a quick trip to the stamp shop ~ they had advertised a good special for an Envelope maker  but of course by the time I got there they were sold out :=(   Never mind, I've added my name to the next order.  I've been struggling to find small envelopes for my mini cards and was looking forward to making some.   I did pick up one little Couture Creations stamp set.

Well the second half of the All Blacks versus France rugby test has started - we are leading 17 to 10.

11 comments:

Cecilia Hsieh said...

I love that background stamp Dawn! Love the gold embossing on your card!

MaxineD said...

Wonderful card Dawn - that stamp is amazing and you have showcased it beautifully.
And we won the rugby, but it was not a convincing win. I pre-ordered that envelope maker from another source and am still waiting for it to arrive...
Blessings
Maxine

Doreen said...

This is just beautiful,love the stamp.xxx

Monika Reeck said...

Lovely stamp Dawn..lovely touch of the ribbon..beautifully done :)

joy said...

So very pretty, Dawn!

Kara Lynne said...

Beautiful stamp, I love how you kept things simple to highlight it.

judkajudi said...

Dawn, this is gorgeous!! How fun to have friends who send you stamps!!

Arlene said...

Lovely. I don't think I've seen this background before either. You've done a marvelous card - vintage color and feel to it.

Maureen Morton said...

What a lovely gift (I had to look up what RAK means!), and you've used it so spectacularly! Love that border with the pattern you made. Have a great weekend - glad you are getting some crafting done! So am I, as it is too hot to be outside.

Sue Butler said...

Hello Dawn
I enjoyed the AB's.
Your card is gorgeous and I like the Bg stamp also, it does suit the vintage colourings you have chosen, I can see great potential for this stamp!
Smiles:)
Sue

Virginia L. said...

Beautiful inking, Dawn! Love the monochromatic theme and use of gold ribbons! Well done on the P.& P theme!