Tuesday 6 September 2011

Anything Goes # 49 Shabby Chic / Vintage Challenge

This is my first challenge as a Design Team Member at Anything Goes Challenge Blog.

This week's challenge is Shabby Chic / Vintage and I decided to go Vintage using Creative Expressions Timeless Journey and Carte Postale stamp sets and Distress Inks, available from Craft Den.

I created by own background papers using a script stamp with perfect medium and clear embossing powder for a resist effect and then using cut and dry foam coloured the paper with distress ink, I then distressed the edges with a craft knife.  The second background paper is strips of masking tape randomly put on, I dragged a distress ink pad across which caught the raised parts of the masking tape. The whole sheet was rubbed with perfect medium and embossed with clear embossing powder. 

The vintage car was stamped on a beer mat (from my local pub) which I had painted using the crackle effect. The sentiment stamp was die cut and then dry embossed with an embossing folder. The card was finished off with faux screw head brads from Creative Expressions, string, a button and the suitcases from the Timeless Journey stamp set were placed using foam pads.

I'm really happy with this card and think it is an excellent man's card.

Good luck to all the entrants this fortnight! 

I am entering this into the following challenges:
Creative Stamp Friends-  A card for a man
craftuscrazy.blogspot - Autumn colours/favourite embellishment


  1. Hi Joanie, fabbie card love the colours and the vintage style

  2. It certainly is an excellent man's card, I love the crackle effect on the image and the string and button finish it perfectly.

  3. Fabbie card! Love all the embossing and crackled effect x

  4. Wow this is fantastic, I like this a lot, Gaynor :)By the way loving the Robbie clock, very lush lol.

  5. Oh my Joanie, this is amazing. Gorgeous Vintage project and how creative to use a beer mat from the local pub. Sure saves on buying So glad to be joining you this month at Anything Goes. "Hugs" Carol
    ps. That's a pretty cool clock!

  6. This is absolutely wondeful! Great job with the "home made" paper. A real Vintage card :D

  7. really loved this to bits,hun that crackle is just amazing one briliant vintage card hugs cherylxxxx

  8. A great card, thanks for joining us at creative card crew this week.

  9. This card is fantastic and wonderful... like the shabby shic.

    Thanks for joining us at Creative Stamps Friends this week.