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Saturday, 15 September 2012

A stitch in time saves nine

Afternoon bloggers. Hope your weekend is of to a fab start.

As you can tell I love distressed and vintage cards. This one is both. I love making cards look distressed by ripping and distressing it with inks.

This card was an A4 blank scored in half to make an A5 card. I distressed some patterned paper with my inks and matted onto mirrored card.

I have a corset stamp which I stamped onto distressed patterned paper and cut out. I distressed a white doily with my favourite aged photo distress ink and folded it into quarters and placed under the corset to create a skirt. The dress stand was on some paper which I cut out and again matted onto silver mirrored card. A few buttons I stuck on the topper which is just ideal for the theme. I glued the corset and skirt onto the dress stand and glued on the card.

Cut a border strip , a sentiment which I Iove the saying "A stitch in time saves nine", a flower which I cut down each petal and manipulated to create dimension and a small flower. Glued onto the card and finished of with four iridescent gems in the middle of the flower.

A simple card but effective.

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Penny b friends -Buttons and bows

Marks finest papers-Favourite technique - distressing using inks and ripping technique

Crafty ribbons challenge -Vintage

Craft door magazine -Anything goes 

Mums craft shop challenges -Buttons 

Pile it on challenge -Patterned paper 

Pin and tack-Anything goes 


I hope you all have a great weekend.
All the best and take care

Crafty hugs xxx

13 comments:

  1. Your card is beautiful. I love vintage, but I don't do it easily. You have done a great job. Thanks, for joining us at Speedy Fox and Friends.

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  2. What a lovely card!!! I love vintage cards, and you did a fabulous job with this one! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy Fox & Friends blog challenge!

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  3. Thanks for joining us at Speedy Fox and Friends and sharing your fave technique. Your distressing looks great on this lovely vintage card.

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  4. great card Sharon, love the vintage look and soft colours.
    Kim x

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    1. Thank you Tilly. Hope you have a great weekend xxxxx

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  5. Fabulous vintage card and the use of textures is so beautiful on this card.Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Pile it On Challenge.

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  6. Oh, how pretty and definitely vintage! This is gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Spark Your Creativity!

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  7. A lovely vintage card. Thanks for joining Speedy Fox and Friends

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  8. OH MY WORD. This is amazing!!! LOVE your dress form--so fabulous! :)

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  9. This is stunning, gorgeous vintage make. Thanks for joining in at Crafty Ribbons this week.
    Hugs Kelly

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  10. This looks a lovely card. I wish we could see a bigger picture of it. Thanks for sharing it with us at Crafty Ribbons for our Vintage challenge.
    hugs
    Dawn xx

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  11. Hi; what a great card with ribbon as a skirt!! I like the idea!
    Thanks for participating with this gorgeaous card in our vintage
    challenge at Crafty Ribbons and welcome back!!

    La Vikinga

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  12. beautiful creation! Thanks for joining in with our buttons challenge this week at My Mums Craft shop this week! Gemma :)

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