Tuesday, 30 October 2012


Hello all, hope you're having a reasonable week and I'm thinking of everyone currently suffering in the USA due to hurricane Sandy. I'm hoping that you all stay safe and don't have too much damage to deal with when the hurricane has passed.
I have a card to share with you today that made use of the leftover section you get when you're die cutting a shape and this one is such a pretty shape that I decided to use it as a frame on my card.

My card uses stamps from Crafty Individuals and I first stamped all round the edges of the frame with CI - 253 with VersaFine Smokey Gray ink. The stamp is actually square and made up of lots of tiny flowers - it's really easy to stamp small sections of it all round as any overlapping areas just seem to disappear. I inked it with Distress inks in Spun Sugar, Victorian Velvet and Stormy Sky then added Scattered Straw and Vintage Photo on the outer edges.
I stamped the vintage fairy (CI - 137) with the grey ink, coloured her with Promarkers and watercolour pencils and cut the panel out, following the scroll line on the left side.
I made a background by embossing white card with the Cuttlebug daisies folder and added a trellis cut with the Cheery Lynn lattice die from white card and inked with pale green.
I assembled the card in layers as you see, adding a green flourish die cut with a Marianne die and some tiny green pearls.

Bye for now,
Fliss xx

Some challenges for my card:
Cheery Lynn Challenge - Vintage
Love To Create - Lots of Layers
The Pink Elephant - Vintage/Shabby Chic
Addicted To Stamps - Things With Wings
Die Cuttin' Divas - Anything Goes


Caroline said...

Hi Fliss this is beautiful I love the colours and the stamps are gorgeous. Caroline xxx

JayBe said...

What a great idea to use the leftover bit from die-cutting - it makes a fab frame for your card. Love the soft colours and the embossed bit showing through the aperture. Lovely. Jan xx

Sally H said...

This is beautiful, Fliss! Love your frame!

Sandy Hulsart said...

Lovely vintage card, Fliss. Great use of the lattice die. Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs challenge blog.

mixamatoasties said...

Beautiful card. So many lovely little details.

Thanks for joining in at Love to Create.

Susan x

Liz's creative corner said...

Lovely card, so much detail, thanks for sharing with us at ATSC, hugs Liz xx

beadz said...

What a soft and dreamy card. Lovely. Thanks for joining us at the Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge and good luck!

xxxtglxxx said...

This is a beautiful card Felicity - very elegant :)

Thanks so much for joining us at Cheery Lynn Designs this week,



Crafty and Green said...

This is Beautiful! Thank you so much for playing with us this week at Love to Create Challenge for our Lots of Layers Challenge! Can't wait to see what you'll create next week!

Many Blessings,