Friday, March 8, 2013

A Vintage Silhouette

This week at Card Crafter's Circle we invite you to create cards on the theme of:

(Show us your vintage colours, images, and embellishments!)

Floppy Lattes Digital Designs ::All Digital All The Time

Our Sponsor this week is Floppy Latte Digital Designs, and they are offering our challenge winner a $6 certificate to shop at the Floppy Latte store .... 

The image I chose to work with this week is the Summer Party Silhouette.  And what could remind you of vintage more than a [faux] cameo?  

I stained both my lace and my seam binding.  The lace was stained in coffee (and, yes, my card has a pleasant scent to it now!).  The seam binding was stained with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.  I'm a wonky hand stitcher - so the stitching was done on my sewing machine.

I really wanted it to look a bit like jewelry on the card, so, after cutting out my image and inking the edges, I coated the entire oval with clear embossing powder.  Then I backed it with the black cardstock.  I framed the image with the pearls, and went back in with some Rock Candy to add some crackle to the top of the image.

The inside is quite simply done.  A bit more of that coffee stained lace, and some inky papers.

I hope you join in with us this week with a Vintage style creation!  Be sure to stop by Card Crafter's Circle to see what the rest of the design team has created!

Materials Used:
  • Kraft, black, Card stock
  • Mirabelle paper pack by The Paper Studio
  • Summer Party by Floppy Latte Designs
  • Distress Ink: Vintage Photo
  • Recollections clear embossing powder
  • Distress Crackle Paint: Clear Rock Candy
  • Wright's Creative Classics Fused Pearls
  • Hobby Lobby brand white lace
  • Seam binding (no brand name - was purchased as yardage)
  • Momenta metal corner
  • Random Adhesives


  1. Amazing ! Fabulous creation front and inside .Love the work done on image too.
    Shirley-Anne, DT

  2. i absolutely envy anyone who can use a sewing machine... especially on a card! this is simply stunning!

    hugs :)

  3. Looking amazing this week - love, love, love the seam ribbon :-)

  4. WOW! Such a stunning card. All the thought and details you've put into this gem are so creative and beautiful. Really LUV everything you've done.

  5. This is a beauty, put so many pretty details into it......truly stunning! x

  6. This is definitely vintage goodness Sara! I love how you used the clear embossing powder and the lace and stitching are wonderful!


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