Sunday, 20 May 2012

Sunday Afternoon

I've been left to my own devices this afternoon as the husband is off playing golf so i've had a lovely time playing with bits and bobs in the peace and quiet!
The challenge over at The Ribbon Girl blog this time is to create a pink and cream themed item, I love pink and cream together, I think they go so well to create a vintage style look. 
I made the card below using a Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous stamp inked with worn lipstick distress ink, i used antique linen distress ink on the background, cut it out and distressed the edges with my scissors.  I tore a piece of typeface paper by papermania and coloured it using the antique linen and worn lipstick too.  I couldn't find any ribbon in my stash that co-ordinated properly with my card so I coloured a piece of pale pink ribbon using the worn lipstick inkpad and then used my heatgun to dry the ribbon and crinkle it up a bit to look more aged.  I then punched some holes for the ribbon to go through using the tonic border system.  I pierced the typeface paper and used a white pen to create a stitched look, I wanted to try this technique after seeing it over on The Craft Barn blog this week, I think it turned out quite well.  I then decided the whole card needed a bit of a lift so I used a glue stick around the edges of the card and of my stamped image and some gold embossing powder to create a more vintage looking frame.  I've added a bit of a close up photo to show the faux stiching and gold embossed edge a bit more clearly.

I hope you like it, I'm a bit behind with my blogging this week so hopefully I'll be back shortly to share a couple of other cards I've made.
See you soon, Claire x


  1. Very nice card Claire - like the way you coloured the ribbon with the ink! Thanks for joining in with the Ribbon Girl Colour Challenge, Mary G x

  2. Such a lovely vintage card Claire.


  3. Great colour combo, the ribbon makes it pop, it has soaked in that ink to perfection.

  4. Lovely card, it looks like a book cover!

    Thanks for joining us at CraftBarn challenge :-)

  5. Lovely card, the faux stitching is really nice!

  6. Gorgeous card, love the ribbon and faux stitching detail.

  7. love this - it would also make a wonderful canvas too hugs Karen x