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Sunday, March 11, 2012

Monochromatic Vintage

I used a portion of a stamp called Galerie Vernissage, by Inkadinkado - one of those background type stamps I bought several years ago, and just do not get around to using very much - though I still like it a lot.  I thought it fit with the vintage look.  DP is by Paper Studio.  Ink - Ranger Tea Dye distress.  I used a small Cuttlebug embossing folder, and did two passes through the Cuttlebug.  The "seam" is close to the tag, and I think really does not stand out too much. I wanted to be sure the words happy and birthday were both wholly displayed.  I used a Martha Stewart corner punch, with both black and beige cs which I layered to anchor the tag.  IRL the beige adds a bit of dimension and separation.   The narrow strip is a CB border that resembles stitching.  I used nesties for the circles.

Felt (the black strip):
Monochromatic, with black accents:
Happy Birthday


  1. Hi! Love the embossed and shabby background, beautiful card!

    Thank you for sharing this with us at Craft-Room Vintage Challenge, good luck;-))m

  2. Fantastic card! Love all the textures! Thanks for sharing with us at and good luck in the challenge!

  3. Wonderful card great vintage colour theme and all that yummy embossing and texture. Thank you for sharing it with us at Craft-Room Challenge, good luck XOXO Zoe

  4. This has a fabulous vintage feel to it, I love the embossed background. Thanks for joining in with our Shabby Vintage theme at the Craft-Room Challenge and good luck.

    Maria x

  5. This is a great vintage card - love the monochrome look and the textures.. I would not have noticed the 'seam' if you hadn't mentioned it ! Thanks so much for joining our Craft-Room Challenge..Esther xx

  6. Wonderful vintage card, great use of texture and the colour is just perfect hugs Karen

  7. What a beautiful card you have made. Thank you for taking part in the Aud Sentiments Challenge this fortnight and I wish you the best of luck in the draw. Best wishes, Kym (Aud Sentiments Design Team Member) xxx

  8. A beautiful vintage card. Thank you for joining us at Craft-Room Challenge.
    xxx Hazel.