Tuesday, 9 July 2013

A very vintage birthday

Hello bloggers!
 Well, I hope you've all been taking advantage of the fab weather we've been having? It's just what we've all been waiting for & I spent my Sunday out in the park all day with friends & family enjoying a picnic & playing rounders ( badly!).
Today's post is the project my group will be making at our card making workshop this Thursday & the following Thursday.
Twice a month my shop 'Out Of The Blue' holds workshops where Carole & I teach a group of 16 ladies. 
 Our workshops have been running for well over a year now, still going strong & growing all the time.
We'll be using Crafty Individuals  ''Hats and Bonnets' stamp and also their 'Floral Frame' mask to create the background.
The image was stamped in black memento ink on white card & coloured with promarkers. I also filled in all around the ladies with a grey promarker & outlined them with a darker tone of grey to make them stand out a bit more.
Then I distressed around the edges of the card with seedless preserves, milled lavender, shabby shutters & bundled sage distress inks & mat & layered onto card that I'd edged with a promarker to tone in.
I positioned the mask onto some glossy white card stock & inked through only the top right section with the above colours. I then repositioned it & did the same with the bottom left section so that my stamped image sat nicely within.
I found that the inked areas had a more defined edge by using glossy card but that once the ink had sunk into the surface I was unable to add any more colour or blend, so I added each colour a bit at a time.
Once I removed the mask I blended the two greens all over the remaining white areas.

Next I cut & embossed two medium spirals out of the glossy card with my Bitty Blossoms Spellbinder I blended with the same distress inks as before & added leave cut with my Foliage Spellbinder. These were then glued into the corners of my card.
I stamped the sentiment in black, again on glossy card & blended with distress inks & edged with promarkers & positioned it to the lower left of my card over a strip of lilac crochet ribbon.
The whole thing was then layered onto white card edged with a promarker & then onto a white card blank.
I think our ladies will enjoy using this stamp on Thursday, it's got a very classy, vintage feel to it which I really love & we've not really used masks very much so far.
Please pop over to Carole's blog in the next couple of days to see what her half of our group will be creating with the same stamp & photos of us all on the night.
 I've had a sneaky peek at her card & it's gorgeous!
Thanks again for stopping by, hope you like my card & as always I'm very appreciative of your comments.
Amy x


  1. Beautiful card Amy, love the colours..looking forward to seeing it for real on Thursday! Carole Z X

  2. I am not surprised your classes are popular as yours and Carole's creations are beautiful. I love this beautiful card Amy and your colouring is wonderful. Hugs, Anne x