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Thursday, 27 August 2009

Loving my Chandelier

Combining 2 challenges again tonight.... :) One from 365Cards and another a sketch from Card Patterns.

I'm not very good at creating vintage looking cards. It's one of those challenges that I try to avoid :P But I've got my chandie stamp that I have not broken out from its packaging yet and I can't wait to use them (am going to get my hands on some Inkadinkado's as well.. saw some online. Need to scour the LSS to see if they have any :P )

Alright.... anyway, the challenge for Day 180 is Going Vintage. Amy did a fantastic job inspiring me, by the way. And CardPattern's sketch #29 is fun but challenging.

Code : AO0051

I distressed the cardstock and also the patterned paper and then inked them with distressed ink to create an 'aged' effect. Then I drew the swirls on with silver and gold pen. I wanted it to have an aged look as well... like discoloured brass... then I punched out the butterflies with my favourite puncher of the moment, layered them and voila! my card is done :)

It did take me about close to 2 hours to get this whole thing working.... well, like I said... I'm not that great at making vintage cards :)



~amy~ said...

♥♥gasp♥♥ I love it!!!! You knew that I would....after all it does have one gorgeous chandie!!! Thanks for playing my dear...you rock!!!

whoistracy said...

That chandelier image is really gorgeous! Love how it pops off the paper you chose.

Sherry said...

Great job on your card love that chandelier stamp you used.

Bohemian Gypsy said...

This is beautiful and I adore the chandie stamp. You did a fantastic job with your vintage card.

Cindy Lee said...

Yes, it does look vintage! Love the chandie stamp :)

Rose said...

LOVE your card!! awesome stamp :) and i like the paper you used for the butterflys :)