Vintage Flower Card


You know I love to make Vintage Style cards, but I wanted this one to be totally different.

It has two layers of different vintage papers, each layer distressed with inks and tearing.

The image is from Hopeful Hearts, a discontinued (retired) stamp set from Gina K Designs. I stamped it onto the oval cardstock with Black Archive ink, then after allowing it to dry properly, sponged with Dried Marigold distress ink, then sprayed with Mandarine Glimmer Mist, making sure some large drops were achieved.

While that all dried, I layed down some netting I had in my stash, pulling it into the shape I wanted. I know it doesn’t look like it, but the netting has been carefully placed so it would lay in such a way that it complimented the focal image with the glimmer mist.

Meantime, the oval cut-out is still drying, so while that was happening, I was ‘dotting’ the netting with Diamonds Stickles.  I wanted the card to catch the light in places, and that’s how I’ve achieved that.  Once the oval was properly dry, I added it over the top of the netting. using wet glue.

Then I added the coordinating (store-bought) flowers. I attached them using Glossy Accents.

When that was all done, I had a bare spot on the bottom right corner.  I tried lots of things, but it just didn’t look right. Finally I cut some mulberry paper I had in my stash, using a flower die.

Why on earth I had bright orange Mulberry paper, I’ll never know, but I’m guessing it probably came in one of those kits where you get a variety of colors.  I’m sure I wouldn’t have bought it otherwise!!

I also die cut some white, to tone down the bright orange.

Once it was shaped into a flower, I added a pearl, then spritz with the Mandarine Glimmer Mist.  Really, I should have done that before adding the pearl, because it was a mess and had to be cleaned off!

Last but not least, I added some pale green ‘fibre’ from my stash, and placed it underneath the handmade flower.

That’s it.

This card was quite a bit of work, but I honestly feel it was worth the extra effort.

Thanks for looking, and as always, if you want to comment, and the comment box isn’t showing, click the title of this post and it will magically appear!





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5 thoughts on “Vintage Flower Card

  1. WOW, this is so beautiful, Cheryl! I love that the entire card is distressed and I swear, it looks like someone opened an old truck and found this authentic vintage card!
    I like all the efforts and details that pull it together. Maybe it was a lot of work, but it was worth it, I agree, totally!
    Thank goodness for the “stash”, eh? LOL I am always threstening to pitch stuff, then I see something like this and think, what if I needed just one little thing and I have pitched all those scraps?
    Thanks for all of your concise directions, I always appreciate the how-to’s. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Anna, thanks so much! I’m really, really happy with this one. Not sure if it’s the design, the colors, or what, but I love it.

    I’m so glad my instructions are helpful, because sometimes I wonder if they are useful or not.

  3. Teresa, thanks so much for your lovely comments. Yes, this card does have a softness to it, and it’s very soothing.

    Every time I walk into my craft room, I’m drawn to it. It’s a ‘comforting’ card. Not sure I want to give this one away! (But I’m sure I will.)

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