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Feb 1, 2020

Allsorts Challenge 557: A Touch of Vintage

Hello and thanks so much for visiting! I am back today with a card made for the new theme at Allsorts challenge. This week Wendy is hosting and she picked the theme of "A Touch of Vintage". I hope you can join us for a chance to win. This week our prize comes from Craft Stash

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I LOVE this beautiful tea pot and tea cup stamp from PSX. I thought it would be perfect for Wendy's theme. As most of you probably know, PSX is no longer in business but this stamp is occasionally found on eBay (where I purchased mine). As I type this, it's listed HERE and HERE (for a little bit less). It is item # K2883, if you're patient, you might occasionally find it at a lower price. 

I stamped the image using Walnut Stain Distress ink, then heat embossed with ultra fine clear embossing powder. A Tim Holtz stencil from this set was used on the background with Victorian Velvet distress ink, moving the stencil around the image to avoid stencilling over the image for the most part. An old Stampin Up background stamp and again Victorian Velvet ink was used for the french script. (This stamp can usually be found on ebay as well, I've had mine for many many years and it's one of those stamps I'll keep forever. 

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Walnut Stain ink and embossing powder was used again to heat emboss the sentiment from the Penny Black set Happy Wishes. After distressing and inking the edges I added the cotton crochet lace trim  (Options) and used my Zig Detailer with some Victorian Velvet ink to add a little bit of color to the image. Heavy weight white card stock was used as a card base. The complete card measures approx. 5.25 x 5.25 inches.

I love how this card turned out. Here is another card I made using this stamp. I think I like today's card more, but how fun to revisit my first card as a DT member for Allsorts :-) 

PSX Stamp K2883 currently available HERE and HERE //  Penny Black Happy Wishes // Stampin Up French Script available HERE // Victorian Velvet Distress Ink // Walnut Stain Distress Ink // Ultra Fine Embossing Powder // Stampers Anonymous Stencil // Ink Blending Tool //  Zig Detailer Brush // Cotton Crochet Lace Trim Options // Paper Distresser (scissors work just as well)

I'm linking up with these wonderful blogs:
A Vintage Journey  - Make things look older // Creations in Pink - Mainly Pink // Aud Sentiments Challenge  - Add A Sentiment // Lavinia World Challenges - Stamping // Simon Says Wednesday - Anything Goes 
Always Anything Goes:

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  1. Oh what a stunning and sweet card Ellie - love how you have stenciled the background around this fabulous image. That french script background is the perfect accent - the way you have used it brings to mind a couple of friends chatting over a cuppa

    1. Thanks so much, Maxine. I so enjoyed making this card!

  2. Gorgeous card! Love the background and colors!
    Have a great day!

  3. This is GORGEOUS! LOVING that tea set!

    1. Thanks Julie. The tea set is so pretty! I need a real one like this in my life!

  4. Oh Ellie, just beautiful! That background you created adds so much to the vintage look. Love the lace.

    1. Thanks so much, Amy! I always think of lace when I think of vintage!

  5. That really is a lovely image and love the delicate pink and the super background. Great sentiment and love the addition of the lace.

    Kath x

  6. It really is a lovely card. The image is so vintage looking. I love the shabby chic appeal you have given it. . Hugs Mrs A.

  7. Gorgeous card Ellie and the stamps are lovely, xxxx

  8. Very elegant and delicate card, love the touch of lace!

  9. Your stamp is just perfect for the theme and the lovely soft shades of pink make for a beautiful card.

  10. Beautiful card and a perfect tea party invite. Thanks for sharing your work with us at Lavinia World Challenges. Vicki- DT

  11. Such a beautiful card. I love how you designed it! Thank you for sharing with us at Lavinia World Challenges!
    Lavinia World DT - Bonnie

  12. A generic hello to thank you for making another lovely card for our current theme.

    B x

  13. That's an enchanting card - such a nostalgic look to the antique crockery and the silver teapot, and so pretty in pink! Thanks so much for joining us on A Vintage Journey this month.
    Alison x

  14. Such a pretty card! love the vintage pinks and the stamped image you have used, goes perfectly.I like the way you have distressed the edges too. It just adds another touch to the vintage vibe! thank you for joining us over at A Vintage Journey. Toni x


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