Sunday, 11 March 2012

Vintage Challenge at The Stampman

Evening Everyone
I am afraid that I am very late with another of my DT cards this week, so lets hope that you feel that what I have come up with is worth the wait.
The challenge at The Stampman this time has been set by Jill (Mrs Stamp Man) who has chosen Vintage for her theme. As usual there is a top prize of £10 to spend at The Stamp Man.
I have followed the lovely sketch over at Addicted to Stamps to help me create my card.
The central stamped panel has been made using a technique that I found in an old issue of Craft Stamper. It has been made by using lemon juice on card stock which is then heated till it goes brown. 
It does take quite a long time, so do be patient, but once dye based ink has been sponged over it, it makes the most fabulous background. Here I used Tumbled Glass, Stormy Sky and Broken China distress ink pads.
I will try and find the actual issue so I can give you all the details, but I have so much more to do today that it may have to wait.

The floral stamp that I have used is from a Magenta clear stamp set CS043 Botanical stamped and embossed with Vintage Sepia versafine ink and clear embossing powder.
The background papers are from my stash, and I have used a Martha Stewart punch along the edge of the script panel. I also added some lace and a Tim Holtz Adage Ticket. 
The brown panel has been made by painting coffee onto card stock and covering it with cling film. Leave the cling film in place until dry and you have fabulous handmade background paper.
They have a Bingo challenge over at Fashionable Stamping and so I have used the central line from that which requires Lace, Distressing and Buttons.
I had better go and do some visiting now, I might even get around to leaving comments if blogger will allow, although looking at the time I think perhaps I had better get to bed lol.
Hugs Kimx


  1. A gorgeous card Kim, I love this colour combo.
    HUGZ Fleur xXx

  2. Well worth the wait Kim and the mixture of colours is gorgeous. Love all the stamping.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

    Hugs Shirley x x

  3. Gorgeous eye catching card everything is just so perfect. XOXO Zoe

  4. This is gorgeous Kim, I love the effect of the lemon juice and the colours are beautiful,

    Jo x

  5. I really like your vintage card for this Stamp Man challenge. The lemon juice background technique looks really interesting.I love that Magenta stamp, which I also own!!
    Siobhan x

  6. Gorgeous colours that remind me of verdigris.
    Thank you for sharing with us at FSC.

  7. Ok, another genious card with enough techniques to make your head spin. Think I remember the lemon juice trick so I will have to dig out the back issues now (does that count as clearing up?)
    Thanks for more fabulous inspiration Kim.
    Hugs, Buttons x

  8. You've created a wonderful card with great vintage feeling. Love the faux stitching.
    Thanks for joining us at FSC this fortnight.

  9. Beautiful card Kim! Have to say I don't usually go for brown colouring but this is stunning!
    Take care
    Debs xx

  10. Wooowww what a beautiful card!!! Thanks for joining us at ATSC!!!

    gr. arjette.

  11. Hi Kim, this is a beautiful card! Love all the techniques you incorporated. Thanks for joining us at FSC!

  12. Hi Kim, this is a gorgeous card. Love the colors you chose. Thanks for joining us at FSC. Best, Yvonne

  13. A wonderful vintage looking card, love all the details. Thank you for joining us at FSC this time.

  14. i adore your card, the colours, design and stamping is beautiful. many thanks for joining us at FSC. Caz

  15. This is absolutely stunning Kim. Love the colour choice and the lemon juice technique gives a fabulous effect.
    It's in the September 2011 issue and I'll be giving this a go again now.
    Thanks for joining in with our FSC Bingo challenge.
    Fliss xx


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Hugs Kimx