Thursday, November 26, 2009

Anya Ink goes vintage

When I saw the challenge at Anya Ink this week was vintage I thought 'Oh crap' none of my greeting farm stamps really seemed suitable for a vintage themed card, but after an enlightening visit to spotlight I was feeling a lot more excited. Unfortunately I have been having one of those stupidly busy weeks and it has taken me until last night to finish and then I had to wait for the sun to take pics.
I have used Anya from my Xmas Sweeties set. I Inked and slightly distressed all the edges of my card stock, you cannot see it in the photo but I went over the brown ink around the edges with copper ink so it has a gorgeous metallic sheen in real life. I have used my brand new spellbinders die under Anya and inked the edges the same as the card base. I stitched around the edge of the DP as I thought a vintage card should have some sewing on it. The Noel stamp is Magnolia from the So Jolly collection (I have more of those to show you soon!)
There are crystals in the center of the snowflakes on the base and on the holly berries on the noel. I also got to use my new Martha Stewart punches, the large snowflake and the doily border punch. Here is a closer shot of the top

and a side view

So, this card plays along with;
Anya Ink - Vintage
Anyone for Anya? - Make a fake (I used the border punch to fake a lace edge in my paper)
Bizzy Becs Creatalicious Challenge - Christmas inc. snowflakes and sparkle

Thank you everyone for looking and leaving your lovely comments, I appreciate every one!


Tracey Feeger said...

Fran you have absolutely nailed this challenge. I love the inked edges - very vintage indeed. dont' you love going somewhere and finding inspiration in the products. I want that Fleur De Lis nestie you used. Hmmmmm more money to spend hahaha. thanks for joining Anya Ink this week.

stephanne said...

I want this!!! Send it to me NOW!!! This is gorgeous, I love all of it, so I won't recite what you've done to it in a list of love this love that!! Perfectly done, I am having a hard time believing you were lacking inspiration for this!! Wonderful work :)

Alleena Burger said...

This card is beautiful!! I think you managed to get everything I think of when I think vintage card on there, which is way more than I managed!! Great job.

Renata said...

So funny, you took the same Anya as the Fran before you ;)

Such pretty papers and lovely lace you used.

Love from AFA!


Mary J said...

Really lovely! Cool colours!

Marcia said...

Love it Fran, that Fleur de Lis die is going under the Christmas tree for me. Very vintage, you've done a great job!

Thanks for playing along this week at Anya Ink.

:) Marcia

Cheryl said...

This is gorgeous,love the vintage feel to this and your beautiful embellishments!!! Thanks for joining us at Creatalicious.

Sammi said...

Ooooh... this sure is GORGEOUS Fran!!
LOVE it!!

I finally managed to post those awards up. Thanks again! xxxx

Alicia said...

Fran, this is gorgeous. So elegant and romantic. You have done a fabulous job on this card.
Alicia xx

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness this is one of the prettiest card I've ever seen! Such beautiful details to take in! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Creatilicious...would love to see you join us again next month!


Bec said...

just gorgeous.. thanks for joining us at creatalicious ..bec xx