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Friday, April 26, 2013


Today I am being featured as a Guest Designer at Fussy and Fancy for their current challenge.  If you like, you can see this card and the information about me featured (here).

When I was asked to do a Vintage project, I immediately thought of handwritten notes, big hats, flowers, ribbons and pearls.  So here is my interpretation of that theme.

I started with the Tim Holtz' technique of Distress Inks on a craft sheet, spritzed with water and the paper laid on the color to soak it up.  Once dry, it was stamped with the image of the woman and trimmed to size. The left over paper was used to punch flowers for later.  A background panel was stamped with the script and matted with black.  The focal image has been elevated on top with foam tape - pearls were added to the corners and to the center of the flowers.  Sheer ribbon with satin edges and the flowers completed the project.
The John Donne quote seemed appropriate for the inside.

This card should be eligible for the following
2 Sisters #140 - Color Blue &/or Green (green)
613 Ave C - Anything Goes  TOP THREE WINNER!
Pile It On #16 - Budding Color Inspiration
Robyn's Fetish #156 - Make Your Own Flowers

IMAGES:  The focal image is by Magenta; the John Donne quote is a 1986 PSX; the script background is from A Stamp in the Hand.
PAPER:  Image paper is from stash; base CS is Georgia Pacific
EMBELLISHMENTS: Flowers were made from a Martha punch; ribbon is stash; pearls are Recollections.
INKS: Distress Inks were used to create the background for the focal image;  The images are stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black

May you color with abandon, create wildly and always make what amuses you!


  1. Ginny you've created a gorgeous project for your guest designer spot over at Fussy and Fancy and we'd like to thank you for sharing this with us.

    xx Sazzle xx

  2. Congratulations on your Fussy and Fancy Feature, Ginny!
    Your Vintage card is so lovely! I love that you punched your flowers out of the same lovely paper that you stamped your image on. The script matted background is brilliant!
    I hope that you have a wonderful weekend!
    Warmest Hugs, Sheryl

  3. Hi, Ginny,
    I just love this project. Overstamping your image with the script is just so creative and give the project a wonderful sense of continuity and elegance. You use of the distress inks on your background is fabulous. Beautifully executed project! Thanks so much for dropping of by our house at 613 Avenue Create.
    Chana, Owner


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