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I pulled a number of cards from my photo files to share some of my all-time favorites! I think you’ll like them too! This card was copied from one I saw on Pinterest a couple years ago and LOVED! I had to improvise a bit to create the gold frame behind the flowers; I used Altenew’s Beautiful Day set, heat-embossed in gold onto Bristol Smooth watercolor paper and fussy-cut them out. I embossed the leaves onto vellum. I didn’t have a frame die back then, so instead embossed the frame stamp and cut it out by hand. I think the geometric black and white paper makes an interesting backing for the organic florals!
I’ve always loved the vintage feel of this card! I used an old Stampin up set called Nature Walk and stamped the images onto a vintage book page, then cut it into panels. I mounted them onto a layer of dark brown card stock, then onto a pretty yellow card base. The flower is one I picked up at Michaels and after I scrunched up a length of silk binding tape and glued it to the strip of dark brown card stock, I glued the flower over it. The Happy Birthday sentiment is from another retired Stampin Up set called Warmest Regards and I stamped that onto a punched out label, sponged brown ink around the edges to soften and added a brass brad.
Here’s another favorite vintage/shabby chic styled card I made some years ago, using torn patterned paper, a bit of vintage book page and Stampin Up’s retired Toile Blossoms which I stamped in pink and brown ink onto a piece of card stock. I smudged brown ink around the edges to soften, then roughed up the edges with my scissors. A length of sheer ribbon, then velvet ribbon tied on completed this beautiful card!
I was really into vintage/shabby chic!! Using patterned papers add interest to a card and I love the colors in this one! Stampin Up’s retired Bloom With Hope blossom was colored with markers then clear embossed for shine. I added a die-cut sprig of leaves, a length of crocheted lace and a twist of black string. The sentiment is a Stampin Up stamp and mounted using a Stampin Up punch. Two little golden jewels added the final detail!
I have several Stampendous scenery stamps and I’ve always loved this one, as it reminds me of Vermont! I colored this with Zig markers, fussy-cut it out, mounted it onto levels of patterned paper then onto a dark brown base card. The sentiment is from Stampin Up’s retired Botanicals set; I smudged brown ink all over it to “distress” it. Copper brads add a little extra touch.
This Inkadinkado stamp was given to me by my step-daughter a number of years ago and I think it’s so beautiful! I stamped it with Versafine Onyx Black permanent ink onto a piece of card stock then colored it using Zigs. I cut the panel down and layered it over a piece of red card stock, then onto a base card which was layered with patterned papers. I looped a length of narrow red ribbon and attached it along the edge to add a fun bit of texture!
Oooooo!! More beautiful patterned paper! I stamped, colored and then glazed with Glossy Accents the blossoms from Stampin Up’s Fabulous Florets set, die-cut the green leaves and layered them onto a strip of blue textured cardstock to which I’d added two little eyelets. I stamped the Thinking of You sentiment over the patterned paper.
This is probably my favorite of ALL of these cards! I made this for my daughter, Sara, a long time ago. I embossed the base card with a folder then smudged a little gray ink onto it. Layers of patterned paper, die-cut leaves, a store-bought paper rose and a length of ribbon held down with brads made for a very easy, but very beautiful card! The sentiment is from a Tim Holtz set.