Vintage Inspiration

Hi and Good Morning everyone - Alison here today :)  We have a fab challenge theme of Vintage this week and already some really gorgeous entries so far.  Cheery Lynn have some beautiful and very elegant dies which are perfect for a vintage creation, and I really enjoyed making this style of card.
I started off with an 8 x 8 inch blank card base, so this is quite big.  I layered HOTP papers onto Kraft card and pale cream bazzill card, and the same cardstock was used for cutting all the dies. 
I used the wonderful Sophia's Heart doily die for the background and the border lace is the stunning Anastasia Border.  I added the Fanciful Flourish die to the side panel and then matted my vintage photograph using Oval scalloped and stacker dies.  I tucked  just one from the set of 3 Lace Deco Corners around the edges of the picture and added some pearls.
The bottom right hand corner uses Victorian Romance Flourish.  This was the first Cheery Lynn die I ever bought and still remains one of my favourites.  I made some baby's breath flower stems (these were soooo easy!), and the larger white flowers were again nicked out of my pot pourri bowl! :D lol.
All dies used on this card are:

Lace Corner Deco H
Sophia's Heart
Anastasia Border
Lace Corner Deco B
Fanciful Flourish
Oval stacker
Scalloped oval stacker
Exotic Butterflies Small #2
Exotic Butterflies - Small
Victorian Romance Flourish
Embellishment #2 - Baby's Breath
Rose Leaf Strip

I hope you find time to enter our challenge this week, I love looking at all the creative ways everyone interprets the challenges and uses these dies, its such a pleasure.  Dont forget, there is also daily inspiration from the other talented members of the DT over on our Cheery Lynn Designs Inspiration Blog, so check back often :)

Have a smashing week, and thanks so much for visiting today.

Alison - aka 'xtglx'


  1. Alison, this is just stunning. What an amazing assortment of dies you have used and I love the vintage color! Fantastic card.

  2. Wow this is just unbelievable and fabulous and everything other thing you can think of. Totally off the charts girl!!

  3. Wow. That reminds me of something that I would see in a museum. Totally in awe!

  4. Wowzers Alison it's absolutely gorgeous, I love all of the dies you've used to create a true Vintage stunning.
    Donna xx

  5. Alison how beautiful!! I love the colors and gorgeous layout!

  6. This certainly has been a week of beautiful projects and inspiration...this is gorgeous!!

  7. Alison, your card is gorgeous! What a beautiful combination of dies you have put together! You are amazing!

  8. absolutely gorgeous!!! Fabulous details!!


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