Friday, April 08, 2011

Happy Birthday To You!!!!

Happy Friday everyone, it's time for a vintage inspired project and today I have a card I made with a couple of stamps from Stampin' D'Amour.  I used the birthday sentiment from the "Fabulous Birthday" clear stamp set and the vintage lady image is called "Fifi LaMarche".  For the layout inspiration I used sketch #185 from Mojo Monday, loved it as soon as I saw it!!!
Used several different patterned paper designs and some light green cardstock, I inked every layer with antique linen distress ink.  For the bow I used some seam binding I dyed a while back.
For the circles I used Spellbinders dies and slightly inked the edges with antique linen distress ink to give them a bit more of a vintage feel.  I wanted a little sparkle on the flower and mini rose so I applied some iridescent medium, this is the first time I used this product, and wow does it add sparkle or what!!
This background patterned paper was just a cream colored, distressed paper with a hint of a grid on it, I stamped the vintage lady image with celadon pigment ink all over the paper, I then stamped the birthday sentiment with jet black archival ink, distressed the edges with distress ink and added some of the same color to several areas on the paper.
I punched a border from cardstock with the apron lace border punch and added some tiny coral adhesive pearls from Want2Scrap, also added some orange stickles to the big scalloped edge I cut from Graphic 45 patterned paper.  Well, I hope you have enjoyed my card, have a great and creative day, and thank you for stoping by.

Size 7" x 6 1/4"
Stamps: Stampin' D'Amour (Fabulous Birthday, Fifi LaMarche)
Inks: Ranger Archival Ink (Jet Black), Distress Ink (antique linen), ColorBox Pigment Cat's Eye (Deep Green, Celadon)
Paper: Bazzill Cardstock, Wausau Paper, patterned paper, Graphic 45, daisyd's
Other:  Spellbinders (Standard Circles Large, Classic Scalloped Circles Large, Fancy Tags), Prima Artful Collage Flower, Wild Orchid Crafts mini rose, Want2Scrap Coral adhesive pearls, Stickles (Orange Peel), Large scalloped deco scissors, Martha Stewart punch (Frond), Fiskars border punch (Apron Lace), Winsor & Newton Iridescent Medium, hand dyed seam binding, pop dots, Cuttlebug Machine.
Challenges: Sketch #185


  1. Every, single element of this card works. The distressed look on each layer plays well with what surrounds it. The re-stamped images of the woman appear to be the perfect technique to add to this piece. It is quite an impressive piece of card-art.

  2. This is fantastic! Love the details! :)


  3. I love the colors you used for this card and all of the embellished details. Great job!

  4. Beautiful, Angelica! Love all the distressing! Thanks for playing along with Mojo Monday!


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