Vintage card


I made this card especially for my Mother-in-law's Birthday. Made in advance of cause, as when it gets close to the date I will forget and have to rush like mad to make one up.
This is one of my favourite stamps which I have had for such a long time. I particularly like the suptle stamped words in the background. The embossing powder I used was a sparkly black and I was not sure if it would work with this card. Once it was all put together it worked out just fine. I did lots of distressing using my stitch picker. This little tool is just perfect in my eyes as you can do the little torn pieces on the edges too.
I am not sure why the lace flowers turned out so white in the picture as they are not actually white. They are a creamy colour. Oh well, it does not look too bad considering I am not much of a photographer.
As usual I managed to use items on my card that would fit into a few challenges. They are listed below.

http://creativeinspirationschallenge.blogspot.com/ Distressing
http://cutedaisymay.blogspot.com/ Free and easy
http://ooh-la-la-creationschallenges.blogspot.com/ For someone special
http://stampsfun-creativity.blogspot.com/ Anything goes
http://toptiptuesday.blogspot.com/ Stitching
http://forfunchallenges.blogspot.com/ Happy Bithday
http://creativecottagechallenge.blogspot.com/ Flowers
http://nordsalten-hobbyklubb.blogspot.com/ Vintage with a hint of Pink
http://paper-craftingjourney.blogspot.com/ Anything goes
http://stampingwithdragon.blogspot.com/ Birthdays
http://www.tellensplace.blogspot.com/ Birthdays
http://mygraficocrafts.blogspot.com/ Anything goes
http://stamptacularsundaychallenge.blogspot.com/ For someone special
http://iftheshoefitsscrapit.blogspot.com/ Happy Birthday
http://cardmakinmamas.blogspot.com/ Happy Birthday

36 comments:

Doreen said...

What a gorgeous card,I love the stamp.xxx

Kreativmonster said...

Very, very, very beautifull card! Thank you so much for playing along with us at stamps&fun=CREATIVITY, hope to see more of your work soon!

jacque4u2c said...

WOW!!! You really rocked this and you really made it work for so many challenges....AWESOME!

Wendi said...

Wow what an absolutely gorgeous card I love the torn edges and the stitching
Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week
Wendi

Rose Petal said...

Hello Shirley. This is such a beautiful classy card. Beautiful image and love all the texture. Thank you for joining us at Tellens Place and good luck.
Love Sandra xx

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Hi Shirl

Lovely to see the finished article! Its fabulous - I love that stamp..... and your perfectly coordinated mat and layers as always finished off your cards wonderfully.

Hugs

Tina

Nadine said...

Hallo

wow, wunderschön.
Da stimmt einfach alles.

Danke fürd Mitmachen bei stamps&fun=CREATIVITY.

Liebe Grüße Nadine

Kras said...

Hi Shirl,
What a gorgeous card.

Vee said...

A wonderful card, Thanks for joining our Stitched Up challenge at Top Tip Tuesday. Good Luck!
xx Vee

Terry Oulboub said...

Shirley, this is a sensational card and I'm sure your mother-in-law will adore it. I love the paper distressing and the stamped image - it's so gorgeous! Thanks for joining us this week at Tellen's Place for our "Birthday" challenge. :~)

scrappyjacky said...

Gorgeous card....love that vintage, distressed look.

Inspired By Friends said...

Beautiful card. I love it. Thanks for joining us at Stamping With The Dragon.
Hugs,
Beth

Nadell said...

Gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at SFC.

Hugs Nadell

Marie said...

What a wonderful card! Thanks for playing with us over at FFC this week.
Love n hugs
Marie

laney said...

Fabulous Shirley!! love the stamps she is gorgeous!!thanks for joining us at Creative inspirations this time hope to see you again next time too
hugs
laney

Kay Carley said...

What an elegant looking card :)

Croms' Cubby Hole said...

A beautiful card with a fantastic image. Love the vintage look highlighted by the soft pink of the flowers. I'm sure your MIL will love it. Thankyou for sharing this with us at Tellen's Place this week and do hope to see you back again.

Cindy said...

So pretty. I love the stamp and the great details on the card. Thanks for joining us at Paper Crafting Journey this week. hugs ~ Cindy

Dragons Lair Designs said...

thank you for joining us here at the Stampin with the Dragon Challenge Blog.

Hugs Janette
Stamping Dragon Designs

KraftyKoolKat said...

Gorgeous Shirley. I love every layer. I am glad you think your M.I.L. is special as so many people do not get on with their husband's mum!!!

Hugs
Cathy
xxxx

WencheP said...

Beautiful card, love it! Thanks for joining us at NordSalten Hobbyklubb.

-Wenche

Meera said...

This is a great vintage card.

Thanks for sharing with us at For Fun.

x Meera x

Cor* said...

OMG this is totally totally gorgeous. Your flowers are perfectly placed. Your taouch of lace down the other side! Great stamp and wonderfully messed rims! Thanks for getting distressed with us at Creative Inspirations! Good luck !

**Farrah** said...

Hiya Shirley,
I thought I'd stop by and say HI. Your card is super wonderful!! I think I might be in love with that stamp, it makes such a great focal point!
Farrah

Graphicat said...

This is Lovely. I adore the navy colour and lacy accents!
Thank you so much for joining us at Stamptacular this week!
Cheers
Cheri

Scrappy Rat said...

Great job. I love the color choices. Thanks for participating in this week's For Fun Challenge!

Papirskreppa said...
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Papirskreppa said...

A very nice card. Great colours. Thanks for joining us at NSHK.

Joynana said...

Love the vintage look of this card. The image is perfect. Thanks for joining us at Tellen's Place.

Sande said...

Awesome card! LOVE it!

Thanks for joining us at WhoopsiDaisy!

Hugs, Sande

lesleyworth said...

shabby-chic fabulous! gorgeous card! thanks for playing along with us at the Shoe!

Debs said...

very classy and fabulous creation, love all your details, thanks so much for sharing with us at Creative Inspirations
Debs
xxx

Michele said...

This is absolutely beautiful!!! Shabby chic and vintage is my favorite look, and you captured it perfectly!!

Shelly said...

Great project, the flowers and distressing are so pretty! Thanks for joining us at The Creative Cottage! Shelly x

Carolynne said...

Such a gorgeous card,thanks for joining us at Stampin with the dragon

xx

This N That said...

There is something about this that I really like. Thank so much for playing with Card Makin Mamas!

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