Thursday, February 27, 2014

The Lord Bless You and Keep You (Numbers 6:24-25)

The card I am posting today is an attempt at a vintage style, which I do not do very often. So many beautiful vintage cards are out there; seems that it is hard for me to get into that groove.

However, having said that, today was an experiment in that vintage genre of cards. The base cardstock is ivory, overlaid with a Victorian damask paper which was inked with orange and pink inks. (It had an ivory background to begin with.) The sentiment is also stamped onto ivory cardstock in a mixture of pink and orange inks to make a kind of coral color. The roses are made of vellum which is stamped in the same two colors of inks; underneath the ribbon and bow is a layer of tulle, also inked. There was a little boo boo which I attempted to fix. Do you see the liquid pearls on the upper left? When I was taking a picture of the card, my iPhone camera slipped out of my hands and landed on one of the wet liquid pearls. Ugh! It looked like the whole card was ruined, but I wiped the ruined, smashed pearl off and put a butterfly over the spot where the liquid pearl was smeared. It is glittered, as are the two smaller butterflies in the upper right and middle left of the card. The green leaves are punched.

After looking at the card, it seemed to need more; nothing says vintage (to me, at least) like dried foliage and/or dried tiny flowers. I rummaged through some things I had and added a little bit of dried embellishments for an extra touch of vintage.

Here is the card:

Closeups of the dried foliage/flowers and tulle:

Tools used:

  • Stampendous  Shine on You Stamp
  • Spellbinders Romantic Rectangles Die, Bitty Blossoms Die
  • Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch, MS Leaf Punch
  • Paper Studio Butterfly Punch
  • Pink and Orange Inks
  • Ivory Ribbon
  • Liquid Pearls
  • Glitter
  • Tulle
  • Dried foliage/flowers

I am entering this card in the following challenges ending:

Feb 28 DL Art Thankful Thursday - Vintage 1 E per Day
Mar 02 Crafting from the Heart - Use Flowers 3E #1

Mar 02 613 Avenue Create - AG UE
Mar 02 Eureka Stamps Challenge - Add a Butterfly 3E #1
Mar 02 Kaboodle Doodles - Use Ribbon 3E #3
Mar 03 Joan's Touch - 3 Flowers, Vintage Colors, Texture, Use Item Seen at Joan's Gardens 3E #1
Mar 04 Word Art Wednesday - AG 5E #2
Mar 05 Crafty Girls Challenges - AG 3E #1
Mar 12 Charisma Cardz Challenge - Something Not Meant for Crafting (dried flowers/foliage and tulle are my choices) 3E #1

Thank you for stopping by my blog. I always appreciate your visits. As always, God's highest and best to you today and every day.

Many rich blessings,
Ginny B.

Romans 10:9-11

If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by confessing with your mouth that you are saved. NLT


  1. Your card is so pretty! Love the colors!

  2. Beautiful card Ginny! Great colors too. May be some day Vintage will be your favorite. :)
    Thanks for joining us at Joan's Touch for the challenge.

  3. This is beautiful, Ginny. Thanks SO MUCH for sharing it in our challenge this week. It's always a blessing to have you share your amazing and lovely art with us, and I appreciate you so much. Have a blessed week.
    Word Art Wednesday

  4. This is so pretty. I love that benediction what a blessing your card is
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes February Linky Party. Have a great day
    DIANA L.

  5. fab floral creation hun ty for playing along at CFTH and hope to see u again next week x

  6. Really pretty and I like the bit of tulle behind the flowers-such a nice touch. Thanks for joining the Eureka challenge this week.

  7. Ginny this is lovely! I agree about the dried florals adding a vintage look. Love the colors too! Thanks for playing with us in our neighborhood at 613 Avenue Create!

  8. A really pretty card and the tulle and dried leaves/flowers look great, thanks for joining in with our challenge at Charisma Cardz this time. xxxx

  9. Gorgeous card, thanks for sharing at CFTH Challenge. Good Luck.

  10. Stunning! I love all the textures and the verse! Thanks for joining us this week at Eureka Stamps!

  11. Lovely flowers! They're so pretty :)

    Thank you for joining the Crafting From The Heart challenge, hope to see you again very soon.

    Victoria DT

  12. This is just beautiful!!

    Thanks for playing along with us at Eureka Stamps.

  13. This is a lovely card, thank you very much for playing at Charisma Cardz! Happy Crafting! xxx

  14. I saw this at Joan's challenge and had to check it out. That rectangle is gorgeous - what a great edging! I also really like all the little touches as well as colors - well, I just like it all, including the verse. Good luck!

  15. Great card! Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz.
    Joanne x

  16. Great card.

    Thanks for joining us at The Crafty Girls Challenge.

    Helen x


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