Over at the Crafty Individuals blog The challenge is "Make something festive". So on this occasions I decided to go vintage. I think I was a little bit influenced by Lynne Moncrieff, who does vintage a lot better than me ! If you like vintage then go and have a look at her blog, her work is absolutely fantastic!!
Anyway this is what I made :
I don't own any Crafty Individuals Christmas stamps so I had to improvise. I started with a cream card base on which I glued some book text and some patterned paper. I did distress all the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. I then got a doily out, cut it in half and coloured it with Victorian velvet Distress Ink. I glued it on top of the book text and patterned paper. I then cut another bit of book text and adhered some dark red organza ribbon to it. It looks like pink here and that was the effect I was going for. The birdcage is a CI stamp and it was stamped in Versamark and embossed with cream embossing powder. I used an oval die and my cuttlebug to cut it out. I also cut out a bit more book text with a slightly bigger oval die. Before adhering these two ovals to the card I attached the lace ribbon on the right with staples. The sentiment came from a bargain basement stamp set and was stamped and embossed the same as the birdcage. Lastly I used the little bird stamp which came from the same CI set as the cage. I stamped him with black Archival ink and coloured him with Victorian Velvet Distress ink and a water brush. That's it !
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