Thursday, 26 March 2009

shabby mother's day card

This is the card I made for my mum for Mother's Day - she's a historian so loves anything with a vintage feel. In an Antiques Market I found an Edwardian Mother's Day card which I gave to her along with this card, and a history book she wanted.

I stamped one of the individual damask stamps from Dawn McVey's fabulous Damask Designs set with Sweet Blush ink on Vintage Cream cardstock. I repeatedly stamped the XOs from the Heart Prints set for the horizontal layer, then stamped, punched out and layered some hearts from the same set.

Finally I distressed the edges, sponged on some Antique Linen Distress Ink, added some Sweet Blush Grosgrain ribbon, pom-poms, a button and pearls. Quite a different look from the one layer cards!

Thanks for visiting and don't forget our current challenge ;)

Kate x

All supplies Papertrey unless otherwise stated

Stamps - Heart Prints/Damask Designs
Ink - Sweet Blush/Antique Linen Distress Ink (Ranger)
Card - Vintage Cream/Kraft/Sweet Blush
Other - Sweet Blush Grosgrain ribbon/adhesive pearls (Kaisercraft)/ pom-pom trim (Bazzill)/EK Success heart punches


♥ Marlou ♥ said...

gorgeous card Kate, love the paper!! :)

♥ Marlou ♥ said...

oh its not paper, {silly me LOL} its them gorgeous damask stamps :) :)

Steph said...

Oh my gosh I LOVE this Kate - very nicely done! x

Tina said...

Yes, this is a very special and beautiful card for your mother. I love it!

Ryemilan said...

Lovely card Kate!

I was wondering if either you or Steph knew what the 2009 Anniversary set looks like (and where I might find a picture of it)? I have qualified for one, but can't find a pic anywhere and am jumping up and down in anticipation of it arriving here (in the far flung Down Under ;-).


Kate Lewis said...

Hi Sam,

Here's a link to the set - looks fab doesn't it! I know they've arrived in the US so shouldn't be too long for the rest of us!!

Kate xx

Sheila said...

Wow girls! this is too good for me, you make such a professional work, LOVE YOUR CARDS!!

Ryemilan said...

Thanks so much for the link Kate! I have been searching high and low for a pic.

The set does look very beautiful indeed. How exciting :-).

Best wishes,

My Little Space said...

So Beautiful!


carpediem said...

Beautiful, gorgeous card!