Friday, 27 July 2012

Cased a Card


This is a card I made for a friend who celebrated her birthday earlier this month.  I'd liked how Elaine's birthday card had turned out so decided to make it in a vintage style for Kathleen.  The backing papers are from a bag of double sided 12 x 12 papers bought from Costco and they dictated the colour scheme.  Stampin' up's Pink Pirouette and Chocolate Chip cardstock and beige cardstock bought from Asda many moons ago were used to compliment the papers.

The dies, punches, stamps and layout are almost exactly as I used for Elaine's card but the ink and grosgrain ribbon used was Chocolate Chip from Stampin' up.  The Chocolate Chip ink looked quite hard and cold stamped on to the beige card so after inking up the stamp I randomly went over it again with a smaller burgundy ink pad and this added a touch of warmth to the image.  I did the same when stamping out the flowers and a couple of extra flowers were stamped, cut out and added over the circle frame.  Pearls and brads in co-ordinating colours were added as embellishments.   


The inside of the card was also decorated in a similar style to Elaine's one although I made more use of the patterned papers and added a few more stamped and punched flowers and stitching.  Both the outside and inside of the card were decorated using only two sheets of paper  I think I'll struggle to get all these papers used up as there is such a selection but lovely quality though.



Thanks for reading
Liz xx 

47 comments:

  1. A lovely card - I prefer it in the vintage colours!
    Kath x

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  2. This is just gorgeous,love the fab image.xxx

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  3. WOW"! This is stunning Liz. I love the image and the colours and layout are gorgeous

    I hope you have a good weekend
    Sue

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  4. Just stunning - love it!
    Lorraine x

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  5. Gorgeous creation! It is stunning with all of its elements, especially all the detail put inside, too :) I'm excited you played with us at Tuesday Alchemy this week :)

    Want to play more? Join me at http://pinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.com for more fun!

    Lots of joy . .

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  6. Beautiful card. Thank you for joining us this week at Inky Impressions Challenge. Good luck and I hope you join us again soon. :o)

    Tonya Inky DT

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  7. This is a wonderful creation, the finish is so soft and elegant! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Allsorts and good luck in the distressing challenge!

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  8. Beautiful card!
    Many thanks for joining in the
    ♥Cute Card Thursday Challenge♥
    this week! Debxx

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  9. Wow! I am speechless!! Absolutely stunning both inside and out!!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!

    Hugs...
    Melissa

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  10. Stunning card... love it!!! simply brillant vintage creation.. Hugs May x x x

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  11. OMG!! This is such a beautiful card! Just love the colors and pretty papers and details! Thank you so much for joining us over at It's All About The Vintage & Beauty Challenge! Good Luck! Hugs and sunshine!

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  12. really gorgeous creation
    thanks for playing with us at fussy and fancy this week
    hugs
    céline

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  13. OMG this is stunning, your stampinging is just amazing. Thanks for taking part in our challenge at LIIU, good luck with the challenge draw. Hope to see you for our next challenge at our new blog. Hugz Suzanne

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  14. Wow!! This is stunning Liz!! It takes my breath away!! Gorgeous!! Thanks for sharing. Have a fabulous weekend. Hugs, Gloria

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  15. Gorgeous card - absolutely stunning. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Tuesday Alchemy.

    Hugs

    Laine

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  16. Very lovely! Great job!! thanks so much for joining us this week on tuesday alchemy!!

    cheers!
    kelli

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  17. Great vintage card.Thanks for playing along with us at Paper and Such this week!

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  18. oh wow this is fantastic liz.really gorgeous vintage image and design :D

    xx coops xx

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  19. This is fab Liz, love the image and how you have done the flowers xx

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  20. Stunning card. Thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions.
    Kerry

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  21. Oooh, this is so beautiful! Thank you for joining us over at Tuesday Alchemy Challenge this week! Good Luck! Hugs and sunshine!

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  22. Great card! Thanks for Playing with Fussy & Fancy!

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  23. Beautiful card. Love the vintage feel to it and fab decoration inside and out.
    Thanks for playing along with us at MAWTT this time.
    Good luck.
    Debs xx

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  24. This is absolutely beautiful! Love the monochromatic color scheme, and the image of the lady and flowers are gorgeous.

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  25. A beautiful card. I love the vintage feel.
    Nikki x

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  26. I meant to say thank you for joining us at CRAFT.
    Nikki x

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  27. Simply beautiful!
    Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week!

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  28. Oh my gosh - this is absolutely gorgeous! The colours are amazing! Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.

    -Wenche

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  29. Simply LOVELY!! The colors you chose are GREAT too!! Thanks for joining us at Paper and Such! Have a AWESOME day!



    Enjoy Life~Javablustamper/Jacquie

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  30. I love the images on this card and beautiful design - both inside and out - thank you for playing along at Inky impressions this week hugs Judith x

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  31. Beautiful card, thank you for playing with the Diva's this week for the 'Happy Birthday' challenge and I hope you'll join us again soon
    Hugs Laurie xx

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  32. wow - this is stunning - thanks for joining us over at tuesday alchemy - hope you'll play again soon.

    tina (DT)
    one crafty mess

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  33. Another STUNNING card liz. I saw this on MIM..Loz

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  34. Beuatiful inside and out- I love it!

    Thank you for joining us at Tuesday Alchemy!
    Hugs Katya x

    P.S I am having a blog giveaway at my personal blog, you are very welcome to join
    http://madewithlovebykatya.blogspot.ie/2012/07/my-blogs-1st-birthday.html

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  35. saw you on MIM and this is just absolutely beautiful. Love the colours, image and the inside is just as beautiful as the front. Thanks for sharing your talent..x

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  36. Love the monochrome card! Thanks for sharing it with us at Tuesday Alchemy!

    Eileen

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  37. This is beautiful! Absolutely stunning!
    Thank you so much for joining us at Make it Monday this week! Don't forget to leave a comment for another entry and mention you saw them on MIM for a chance at our second prize! Good luck!
    Rene :D

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  38. Just popped over from MIM to have a closer look at your card. this is so stunning and love how you have put it all together
    x catherine

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  39. Wow, I just love this!!
    Thanks for joining us at It's All About The Vintage And Beauty.

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  40. Fabulous card, thanks for playing along at CRAFT challenge. Sharon x

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  41. HI Liz, Saw this on MIM, its gorgeous, love the soft tones you have used, checked out 'Elaine's card' too, just lovely.
    Avril

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  42. This is so cute! Saw you on MIM.

    I have blog candy.

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  43. this is lovely, saw it on mim x

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  44. Stunning creation!

    Btw, I saw you on MIM.

    Lots of joy,
    Corrinne

    PS - I invite you to join Tuesday Alchemy's newest challenge at http://tuesdayalchemy.blogspot.com

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  45. Simply lovely image, beautifully presented. Your vintage colours are gorgeous! Saw it over at MIM and wanted a closer look!
    Alison x
    #184

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  46. Beautiful card, inside and out. Saw it at MIM. hugs, Pat K.x

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  47. I saw your beautiful creation on Make It Monday and had to visit and take a closer look. Gorgeous! TFS! My entries are: #84, #129, #91, #157, #158 and #277.
    I would love to have you visit my blog!
    Hugs,
    Julia

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