Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Inspirational Stamps

Hi Everyone..................today I am sharing an  8 by 8 easel card that was made for a 50th Birthday.

Like many of you I have   a huge amount of rubber stamps......some of which are over 15 years old !!!!
( Maybe older ) ( Yes mum I am now a hoarder of crafts !!!!  Just like you  x) 

Card making has improved so much over the years with inks/paints/dies /folders taking it to a whole new level. ( Off dreaming again off the new TH releases for 2013)

However back to my card......... the recipient of this card was going on a cruise and she is also a florist so I thought I would incorporate some of my old stamps with more recent products/purchases. 

I guess my inspiration was from the main stamped image................my Muse. This is an Inkadinkado stamp......in fact all of the rubber stamps used on this vintage make are  produced by Inkadinkado.
( love the name)

After making the easel card I swiped  all the edges with of course.....Vintage Photo Distress Ink.

I ran  the Tim Holtz Postcard folder through my machine and then distressed the edges with  the Tim Holtz paper distresser. Once inked with Stormy Sky Distress Ink I matted the embossed piece on to a brown background, which I had also distressed/torn around the edge. 


The  main stamped images were coloured in some areas with Distress markers and then inked with various Distress Inks. Again the edges were all torn with the  TH paper distresser as were the matted backgrounds.

  
The flowers were made from Tim Holtz Tattered Florals dies. ( I am now getting the hang of  making them ) Once cut they were stamped inked and then spritzed with Ranger Perfect Pearls Mist in Heirloom Gold.

The ribbon was in my stash as were the TH Ideaology embellishments.



Tim Holtz flourish die cutss were used to decorate the inside of the card as was a Marianne die. Journey and Memories are from Stamper's Anonymous Tim Holtz collection. 




I really enjoyed making this easel card and I hope you like it too. During the creating of this piece I had several challenges in mind and I am  submitting this make in the following :


As always thank you for stopping by and I hope to catch up with you soon.

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30 comments:

  1. Absolutely glorious stamping Annie. You have selected such apt stamps for recipient - I'm sure she will love it! Love all your inking and blending. I just ordered those pen nibs from Linda and I'm so glad as that one looks fabulous on your card. Nicola x

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  2. Beautiful Annie! The embossed background is perfect with this beautiful assemblage and the colors are gorgeous! So glad you play with us at Frilly and Funky!!!

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  3. Beautiful card Annie,I like all the stamping and distressing and that beautiful bow.
    Kevin xx

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  4. Gorgeous card, Annie - the Inkadinkado (I love just saying it too) lady is so beautiful... and I love your embossed background and fabulous layers!
    Alison x

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  5. Hi Annie! This is fabulous! You have poured your heart and soul into this easel card. Thanks for joining us at FSC!

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  6. Stunning Annie, utterly stunning! This is SO 'up my street' - love the choice of stamps, the embossed background, the choice of colours, the inside area, oh you probably get the picture:) Thank you for joining the Frilly and Funkie challenge this time (small squeal of delight that I can say that!) with such a wonderful card. Huge hugs, Jenny x

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  7. Hi Annie, Love the colours and collage layout on this gorgeous card. I'm sure your friend will absolutely looove it! When I turned 50 all the cards that I got had a HUGE 50 on it...(shaking my head), so nice to see a 50th card with the number not the main focus...lol
    Thanks for joining us this fortnight at Fashionable Stamping Challenges
    Dot x

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  8. Hi Annie, I have to agree with all of the above comments. This card is quite stunning, I love how you took older stamps and made them look current, the images are fabulous, as is the embossing. Love the distressed edges too (my latest favourite thing to do). Hope you do well in all the challenges. Hugs, Anne x

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  9. It's a gorgeous card, I'm sure your friend will love it. Fantastic details. Thanks for joining us at FlonzCraft Vintage Stamping Challenge.

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  10. Annie...your easel card is beautiful! I so love the colors and all of the different stamps you have used to create such a lovely front on your easel card. Those gorgeous shabby roses on the front are so so perfectly done! I just love it all! Thanks for sharing your beautiful card with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

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  11. Fabulous card Annie.
    greta colrs and images .
    Also the details are great.
    Greetings Janny

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  12. Stunning work Annie and such perfect attention to detail.

    Thanks so much sharing with us at FlonzCraft Vintage Stamping challenges this month.

    B x

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  13. Beautiful card Annie loads of lovely detail, gorgeous work x

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  14. Thia card is Stunning Anne. But I have always loved your Vintage look. I bet it will be treasured. Hoping to Sleep to-night. Hugs Mum xxxx

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  15. Gorgeous card, love all the wonderful images and details. This will be treasured I'm sure. Thank you for sharing it with us at FSC this time.
    Yvonne/Meggymay

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  16. Shall I do a ladylike swoon!
    Beautiful stamping and beautiful ice cream colours (surely perfect for a cruise). A seriously gorgeous card.
    Annie, thank you for sharing with us at FSC this fortnight.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  17. Hey there Annie, thank you for sharing your fabulous project with the DT from Frillie and Funky, love the images that you have stamped up, the colors are amazing and the whole package is just fabulous thank you for sharing it with us. Hugs Terry xxxx

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  18. From one hoarder to another...great stamps! I love the way you collaged all the images together, and the vintage coloration is wonderful! Super work!

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  19. Gorgeous card, love the stamps you've used and the combination of colours is beautiful ! Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Sue C x

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  20. Hi Annie, Stunning card with a fabulous vintage feel. Love the way you have collaged the images and gorgeous embellishements.
    Thanks for sharing with us at FSC
    Avril x

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  21. Wow Annie, this is one gorgeous easel card! Love the bow and all the stunning stamped images! The colors are beautiful! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. Hugs, Sandra

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  22. ooh this is stunning! I love the images and the colouring, the distressing, the flowers - well just everything! Wonderful! xx

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  23. How beautiful, Annie. I've never made one of these. It's lovely in every way! The layers are so intriguing and I love the way you've colored them.

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  24. ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL AND IT'S SO FASCINATING HOW YOU GET THIS FAB DESIGNS DONE SO WELL ALL THE TIME...LOVE TO SEE THEM...LUV ANNIE XX

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  25. Hello Annie, What a beautiful card...love your choice of colours and lovely bow. Thanks for sharing.

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  26. Yay! Congrats on your pick over at FSC - so well-deserved, I love this card!
    Alison x

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  27. An amazing use of colours, layers and stamps...love it

    greetings, Alie :-)

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  28. Hi there, wow what a gorgeous card. Beautiful stamping and all the layers give it a beautiful vintage feel. Thanks for joining us at Vintage Stamping Challenges this time
    Claire xx

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  29. Ooh, how totally yummy is this? What a completely gorgeous vintage card. The images are lovely and the colors and distressing are wonderful. So great to have you joining in the fun with us this week at Frilly and Funkie!

    Hugs,
    Linda

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  30. Such a lovely collection of images and so beautifully colored! Thank you for sharing with us at Frilly and Funky!

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Annie x