Sunday, October 2, 2011

vintage birds card

Another seasonal offering today. It feels good to distress and ink everything!
~ Ü ~

This card uses a lovely image from The Graphics Fairy. It's been edged in gold and matted on kraft. One edge is decorated with a ribbon & an xcut border punch.
The stitched background of the card has misted colour as it was used a protective sheet when I misted some shapes previously. The corners and edges have been stamped to give it vintage presence. The stamps are from Viva Decor. Inks are dark brown chalk ink from colorbox and vintage photo DI. 
 The lace trim has a ribbon woven through, although it's not so obvious here. There's also a little doily backing the main image. Well, part of a doily anyway. The whole thing would be too big to fit on the card. All the edges have been distressed and inked with antique linen & vintage photo DIs.

This banner is made from handcut triangles, which I've distressed and inked. They are stringed along a gold twine. The letters are die cut with a sizzix TH die. The corners are blinged with liquid pearls.

The flowers are punched from dovecraft daisy punches. I've embossed and inked the petals. The button has a gold twine bow to finish.
The swirly leaves are cut with a cheery lynn die. I've cut the stems apart and arranged them separately.

Linking this card to lots of challenges . . .

Thanks for stopping by!
~ Ü ~


Debgem said...

Lovely colours, a pretty picture and I like the peace banner!


Fantastic work. Well done. Loved the vintage stile.
Thanks for joining us at Christmas Inspirations challenges. Hope to see you with us next challenges too. Good luck.

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Gorgoeus card, love the vintagey feel & the picture is great!

Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Sentiments & Delightful Challenges this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

SmilynStef said...

Love the gold bow behind the button ... and the peace banner is so cool ... so glad you joined our jingle belles fun.

Scrappy Scatty said...

Lovely card
thank you for joining us this at Crafty Sentiments this week
Love Jan

Yvonne Garner said...

What a beautifully thought out card! Thanks so much for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenge. Best, Yvonne

jaine the basement gal. said...

How gorgeous. I love the neutral colour scheme it's beautiful; Thanks for entering the challenge with Sarah Hurley this time.

Tracy said...

This is a truly lovely card! I love each and every element you've added. Thank you so much for joining us this week at Papercraft Star!

Birgit said...

Beautiful card-so vinatge and elegant and I love the gold edging and the border looks with that border stamp

Sleepy Stamper said...

Oh I love the natural colors of this card! Your liquid pearls look great, and the banner! I'm so glad you were able to join us this week over at the Papercraft Star!


ferrellgraph-x said...

Your card is so pretty! I'm so happy to have you playing along with us at Papercraft Star!
Kindest regards,

Creative Diva said...

Fabulous card! Thanks for joining us at DCD.


Janette said...

Love the vintage feel this card has, so beautiful. Thanks for sharing it with us at CraftyCatz this week.xx

Anonymous said...

This is such a beautiful card you are sharing with Fashionable Stamping Challenge.
Love the colour choice and details.

Deb said...

fabulous card, love the vintage image and the banner is a sweet touch!
many thanks for joining in the Cute Card Thursday Challenge this week!
have a great day, happy crafting, Debxx


A beautiful card love the vintage look thankyou for joining us this week at CraftyCatz
Hugs Dianne xx

Claire said...

wow what a beautiful project, i love all the little details. Thanks for joining us at Sarah Hurley and FSC
claire xx

Leah (*BeeCherryLady*) said...

Great details, beautiful shine..and that image!
Its a perfect holiday project!

Great challenge combining as well! =)

~Leah (ABC)

Splashbunny said...

stunning creation hun!
Love the Layout and colours you've used.
Thank you for joining us for the Pearls and Swirls challenge at Delightful Challenges.

alethea said...

Gorgeous Card!! Love all the browns!! Thanks for joining us at PCJ this challenge!! Hugsxx

lauren bergold said...

what an utterly ♥BEAUTIFUL♥ and amazingly well thought-out and crafted card! i looooooove the "antiqued" goodness and the fact that most of your supplies were NEW but distressed and inked to look genuinely & perfectly vintage!!! i love every single thing about this, actually--well done, you! ♥

ps: i love your profile description, as well; that kind of sums ME up, too! ;)

Cazro said...

Such a beautiful, well designed card. I love all of the different elements and details. Thank goodness there is some stamping, thanks for sharing with us at Fashionable stamping challenges. Caz

Emma said...

A really lovely card with some gorgeous details. Good luck and thanks for joining us over on Sarah Hurley's Challenge Blog.

Marie B. said...

Beautiful card! :)

clare said...

such a beautiful card, i love everything about it! thanks for joining us @ CCAYR. x

Fliss said...

A gorgeous card Hilda. Love the image and your elegant background.
Thanks for joining Fashionable Stamping's vintage challenge and hope to see you again.
Fliss x

Babi Kind said...


Gorgeous card... I love the vintage and elegant style.

Gildett de Marillac said...

Bealtiful, I loved the birds.

Distressed Miss said...

Simply stunning!
Thanks for joining us over at ABC hope to see you for the next challenge.
Big Hugs