Monday, 11 July 2011

Vintage With Embossing Theme At Make My Monday

Good morning everyone, it's Monday again so it's time for a new challenge over at Make My Monday. We're continuing with the July theme of Vintage and this week would like to see some Embossing on your vintage project. This could be heat embossing with powder, die cut machine embossing or good old fashioned embossing with a light box - the choice is yours.
I've chosen to use both heat and dry embossing on my card because I absolutely love texture.

I've used stamps from B Line Designs for both the background and the image as I just love the vintage look of these.
To make the main background paper, I stamped the large ribbon floral background stamp on beige parchment paper and embossed it with ancient gold powder. I then sponged on Victorian Velvet and Stormy Sky Distress inks.
I made a further piece of background paper by embossing a strip of parchment card (Southfield Stationers) with a design from the Cuttlebug Fancy Corners set. I really love these as you can emboss a whole row so that the design covers a 15cm square card, my shape of preference. I sponged the embossed card with Milled Lavender and Stormy Sky DIs then swiped first Stormy Sky then Brilliance Galaxy Gold over the raised areas.
I stamped the lovely lady (she's called Le Brun) with VersaFine Imperial Purple on cream card and added some subtle colour with Promarkers.
I assembled the card as you see with some altered lace and pearls together with a bouquet tied with altered ribbon (the colour was a liitle too bright so I coloured it with an Apricot Promarker) and an antique metal sentiment plaque from my stash.

You have until 12 midnight GMT on Saturday 16 July to enter and good luck.

I'm entering my card in the following challenges:
The Crafty Pad - Lots Of Texture
Pile It On - Your Favourite Technique (working with Distress inks)
Alphabet Challenge - J for Just One Word
Crafty Catz - A Vintage Look

Thanks for looking,
Fliss xx


craftattack said...

Great work, as always! Hugs, Valerie

Jacqueline said...

Gorgeous card Fliss - beautiful colours - Jacqueline xx

Cheryl said...

oh hun this is just so so beautiful oh what a gorgeous image hugs cheryl xxxxx

Cazro said...

Fabulous, I love it. Caz

lindyloo said...

oooo this is gorgeous thank you for joining us at the crafty catz linda x

carol said...

super vintage card, thanks for joining our challenge at CRAFTYCATZ, x carol

Brenda Brown said...

Fabulous card Fliss- just love the colours and haven't seen these stamps before - gorgeous.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Dawn said...

This is beautiful!
Thanks for sharing it with us at The Crafty Pad for our Textures challenge!
Good Luck
Dawn xx

Curlybear said...

Wow this is fabulous the image is so elegant and I love the embossing,

Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Catz this week, for our The Vintage look,

Good Luck with the challenge,
Hugs Bridget Crafty Catz DT :0)

~♥~The Navy Wife~♥~ said...

Ohhh! you have really hit the texture challenge on the head with this one! This is just gorgeous! Thank you for sharing and playing with us this week at The Crafty Pad :)

Aunty Sue said...

Great card for our Vintage Look theme this week at Crafty Catz.

happyglitzygirl said...

Great card, love the colours, thanks for playing with us at the Alphabet Challenge, blessings Hilde

Janet Katz said...

What a true vintage image! And I love the colors you chose. Thanks for joining us at the Alphabet Challenge Blog.

Val said...

Fabulous card and image. I love B Line stamps, and have this one.