Sunday, 7 June 2009

Mum's Birthday Card & Simon Says Stamp Challenge

Today is my mum's birthday,so as she's a lady of elder years,she wouldn't appreciate a cutesy card really so did a vintage again.I know she loves this style of card so went with it for her birthday card.I made a few Mother's Day cards in a similar style way back in March as some of you may have seen from previous blog posts back then.I really had a ball with the distressing,using my files and inking with my Distress inks,crumpling and tearing and generally getting in a'm entering it into the Simon Says Stamp Blog Challenge which is "Let's Craft With Tim" or "inspired by Tim." I'm not sure if mine qualifies as it's only got the sentiment and swirls stamped,but I definitely went wild with the distressing.
I used Stampin' Up designer papers and crumpled them up quite a bit and then opened it back out and inked all the creases with Scattered Straw Distress Ink.I used a recycled piece of corrugated cardboard and cut it to the size of the card which is 8x8 and then tore a hole in the middle and inked the edges with Tea Dye Distress Ink.The image is from a disc of vintage ladies which I printed onto Safmat (again) and applied to some card.I then distressed the edges and again applied Tea Dye.The swirls are Rhonna Farrer Autumn Leaves stamped with Versafine Vintage Sepia.The corner papers are Sandylion music score which I again distressed and inked and stamped the swirls.The sentiment is stamped on recycled packing paper and mounted on card to make it more firm.The letters are American Craft Thickers sponged with both Distress inks and lightly dusted with Ranger Perfect Pearls as are the flowers and butterfly.My mum loved it so I'm

Image - Vintage Ladies CD printed on Safmat
Cardstock - Recycled Corrugated Cardboard
Papers - SU Tea And Crumpets,Sandylion Music Score
Sentiment - Penny Black stamped on recycled packing paper
Swirls - Rhonna Farrer Autumn Leaves
Inks - Distress Inks (Scattered Straw and Tea Dye) and Versafine Vintage Sepia
Flowers - Prima Artful Collage
Pearl Brads - Papermania
Butterfly - Cuttlebug Die and Embossed
Letters - American Craft Thickers
Ranger Perfect Pearls
Lace and Leaf ribbon from stash

Cass xxx


Iris said...

Wow your card is absolut gorgeous, love the papers, the butterfly and the flowers. Stunning art work.

Thanks for joining the Simon Says Challenge.


Kim Piggott said...

Oh she will absolutely adore your beautiful card! So much gorgeous detail and such a beautiful image!
kim x

Timcso said...

Wow! Wonderful work!i love it this style!

Thanks for joining the Simon Says Challenge!:)


Kath Stewart said...

am loving this one Cass and your Mum will all the scrunching..tearing and inking...Tim would love it too..cor look at all those little details and gorgeous image...Big Hugs kath xxxxx

Jackie said...

Beautiful card Cass, I love the vintage look :o)
You are right, they are MME card :o)
Jackie xx

Anonymous said...

I can see why your mum loved it Cass, it is gorgeous, i wish that i could make cards like this.. awesome sweetie. hugs rachxx

June Nelson said...

This is gorgeous Cass, so much detail it must have taken you ages darling, but it was worth it xxxx

Anonymous said...

Stunning creation Cass, love everything about it.

Riet said...

Wowww Cass,what beautiful,l love the papers and colour.

Hugs Riet.x

Enfys said...

This is totally stunning, love all the detail, a work of art.

Tara said...

I do remember the one you made for Mother's Day Cass as it was stunning - this one is equally as gorgeous and I think you've really nailed this genre! xx

~Emma~ said...

Cass its so beautiful. The detailing and colour scheme are just gorgeous. Thank you so much for the lovely welcome back. I'm hoping to stick around this time so can't wait to see what else you create! Hugs Emma.x

katy said...

Oh Cass you 'do' Vintage so well, i love it ! Gorgeous details and colours, love Katy x

Crissy Armstrong said...

Wow, this is beautiful!

Ila said...

Oh My Gosh!! ..This is just Beautiful!!..a Total work of Art and Heart!!...I love everything about it!!...Hugs, Ila

MeandLilG said...

Hi Cass, love this card... just my style! Hugs to you and yours xxx

pickle said...

This is exquisite Cass. Love everything about it!!
Have tried for the vintage look myself a few times. But the bin is getting fed up of me making cards for it lol.You have inspired me to have another go xx

ARTfulWings said...

A beautiful vintage card - absolutely love everything about it - stunning Polly xx