Friday, August 25, 2017

October is for Anniversaries

Today's card is the first of several I will be making for wedding anniversaries in our family during the month of of last count there are at least 3 and another nephew's wedding coming up this year too! For this one, I was inspired by the sketch @ Retro Rubber, the "Layer It Up" challenge @ International Art & Soul, the "Wood is Good" challenge @ Shopping Our Stash and the "Things Beginning With B" challenge @ Moving Along With The Times.

The stamps I used here are all at least 10 years old and a mix of Stampin' Up and The Angel Company. The paper too is long retired from Basic Grey in various golden and red wood grain patterns.

The A2 card base is made from an off white aspen flecked cardstock and all the layers were added flat using the ATG gun after cutting them according to the sketch. Then, to achieve another layer of layering I pealed back the layers on the bottom right corner and tore them off to make a distinct area for my sentiment to be embossed in antique copper'll be able to see what I mean much better in the close up picture further down below.

All images were stamped in Rick Cocoa Memento ink and colored with Prismacolor pencils. The covered bridge panel was aged and distressed along the edges using Vintage Photo Distress Ink and then heavily spritzed with Pearl Mica Shimmer Spray. While the camera doesn't pic up that shimmer, it is very pretty in person...making the bridge appear soft and slightly out of focus -which I think just adds to the vintage appeal.

I really debated whether or not to add gold sequins or something to this card, but decided it didn't quite fit in with the vintage vibe I was going for, so I decided against it in the end.

Inside you can see the flecked texture of the card base fairly well...I stamped, colored and distressed there too, to continue with the card's theme. That's it for today...enjoy your weekend!

Until next time~


  1. What a stunning card, I love the mix of stamps and techniques, such a rich and warm card. Thanks for joining us at Retro Rubber this time. Claire DT

  2. I really like your rich colours and lovely vintage look you've created. That background paper is utterly fabulous - I bet you still have it because you didn't want to cut into it! Thanks for joining us at Retro Rubber Challenge.

    1. thank you and LOL, yes, I can be a bit of a paper hoarder when it comes to my Basic Grey stash ;)

  3. Super card - thanks for sharing it with us at MAWTT, Jx

  4. Loving the the images as well as your coloring! Perfect for this time of year (as we in the south are wishing for cooler temperatures!). Thanks so much for sharing your card with Retro Rubber's sketch challenge this week. Hoping to see you often in our gallery!

  5. Stunning Kathy, I love how you have also shown the inside of your creation. The overall effect with the distressing is perfect, a truly lovely piece of artwork :) :) Thank you for joining us at International Art & Soul this fortnight and good luck. Hugs Jane xx

  6. Wow - what a gorgeous card! I love the vintage feel of it - the patterned papers are beautiful! The colours you've used to colour the image go together with the paper so well! Thanks for sharing with us at MAWTT, Emma (DT)