Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Distressed B-Day Card with Lace

My mom turns 68 this week!  I created this card with vintage in mind, but could not find the photo of her that I thought I had when she was very little.  So I had some fun putting this one together instead.

Shaped card, frame, and all cuts from Art Philosophy cart. Stamps from CTMH "Celebration" set. Paper Bazzill Basics. Ribbon, lace, and embroidery floss, various.  Sizzix TH embossing folder. Spray & Sparkle in gold from Crafter's Companion (great stuff!).  Momento black ink.  Distress Inks in Vintage Photo, Milled Lavendar,  and Spun Sugar.


Stamp TV:  Mix It Up Monday - DISTRESSING - STV12MON5  Distress a card and include some form of a Tag.

 FCCB:  #99 – Fancy Trims   Use fabric, lace or other trims on your project  

I love how the CTMH stamps and cuts from Art Philosophy work together!

Edges are roughed up and inked - truly distressed.

All that sparkle comes from Crafter's Companion's gold Spray & Sparkle.  Cool stuff!

I also had the opportunity to try out some glass etching - a first for me.  So simple!  Again I used the Art Philosophy cart.  The glass block frame already had the "R" monogram on it.  I simply added the scroll corners. 

I used Armor Etch for the scrolls.

Tough to photograph, but here's the finished product.  Frame was a steal from Home Goods.
Original photo.  Great smile Mom!


 Thanks for checking out these projects on my blog.  I read and appreciate all comments!


Tammy said...

Happy Birthday to your MOM. Great card love all the embossing and distressing, so vintage.

Sherrie K. said...

Wow, what a pretty project! I love teh vintage feel and the gorgeous layering and beautiful embellishments:) Thanks so much for joining us in the challenge at FCCB!
Sherrie K

Chris - Creations in Bloom said...

Your card is truly fabulous! Wow...the colors, the embossing, the trims, the tags... uh...I love it all!

scrapqueen141 said...

Great card, I'll bet your mom loved this! beautiful work! Thank you for joining us at FCCB this week!