Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Anything Goes #51 Challenge - Die Cuts/Punches or both

Hello to you all. This fortnights challenge at Anything Goes is to use die cuts and/or punches.

This is another commissioned card, this time from my daughter who wanted a card for her boyfriend as they were celebrating being together for a year. She didn't want anything lovey dovey so we looked at different stamps in my stash and we decided on the Vintage Photo plate from Creative Expressions - available from the Craft Den.

This card is 8 x 8 larger than my usual but to get the effect and utilise the stamps I wanted to use I needed a larger pallet. Oh I do  love doing vintage  and  these stamps so fitted the bill for my daughter's anniversary card.

I particularly like the heart splat which I used to create the background. The filmstrip is one of Tim Holtz's Dies and I backed it with acetate onto which I stamped the silhouette stamps, also from the set.

The photo of my daughter and her boyfriend was taken recently at his brother's wedding. I made it sepia to fit  with the vintage look and framed it with the frame stamp again from the set. I then filled it with glossy accents for a glazed effect and used chain and brads to 'hang' it.

Overall I was very happy with the finished card - I love it when a plan comes together! It was exactly as I envisaged which is unusual for me as normally the end result is nothing like I planned as I continually change my mind along the way! :)

My daughter was thrilled to bits with the card and her boyfriend loved it.

I am entering this card into the following challenges: Anything Goes Anything Goes with ribbon Dies/punches Anything Goes Add punch,die cut


  1. Lovely card Joanie, great vintage look and the sepia photo works so well.

  2. oh hun really love what you created this week I adore vintage and you have done it to perfection hugs cherylxxxx

  3. this is such great card and so my thing, I love the vintage colours.looking forward to working with you at anything goes . Hugs trace x

  4. This is super Joanie...

    big hugs Vicky xx

  5. Fabbie vintage style Joanie, love the little photo frame..
    Tamar a

  6. Very pretty card! Thanks for joining in the A is for Anything Goes Challenge at ABC this week
    Hugs Julie P

  7. gorgeous creation thank you for sharing with us at the Emerald Faerie Garden
    Hugs Kate xx

  8. Gorgeous card love the vintage look and the photo
    Thanks for joining us at papertake weekly
    Angie x

  9. So gorgeous! So inky and vintagey! I love the photo strip in particular! x

  10. Fab card Joanie, I love how you have created the background and all the elements work so well together.
    Hugs Kat xx

  11. Wow, Joanie, such a beautiful vintage card! Great job! I love the frame :)
    Hugs Annette

  12. What a fresh look and creative design. Love that you included a real photo on your card. Awesome creation.

  13. Beautiful card x
    Thanks for playing along with us at Paper crafting journey & goodluck x
    ((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

  14. Such a fantastic vintage card.So many beautiful details.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion. Hope to see you again next week :D
    Lisa x