Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Etsy Inspired Challenge card

I came across the Etsy Inspired Challenge Blog a few weeks ago via Virginia who is one of their very talented deisgners. Every week they choose a different Etsy store to use as inspiration and challenge followers to create a project inspired by the items in that store. This week they were inspired by Stilleto Heights, a store with very cool vintage collage pieces. I was particularly inspired by this piece in their store

I love the border on the left with the distressed looking green and black, and the vintage picture of the couple with script overlay. The old fashioned picture reminded me of some old photos we were recently given of Jason's great grandparents. No stocking and suspenders in these pics lol, but I love them for the style and colours in the photos. I decided to use my favourite of the family photos to make an anniversary card inspired by the above design. Here's what I came up with..

I printed the photo onto regular paper and then adhered it to a piece of cardstock. Then I black embossed the bottom piece onto a piece of cardstock using Hero Arts S5213 Dots and Flowers and inked over with Faded Jeans Distress Ink, rubbing Metallic Rub Ons on top. These were both adhered to a blue metallic look card. I punched a scallop edge on the bottom of a piece of vellum and attached it to the card using eyelets, and a little Glossy Accents along the bottom edge. I then stamped K5344 La Letter and a Martha Stewert butterfly stamp randomly onto the vellum using Pumice Stone Distress Ink. Finally I embossed the sentiment (from Hero Arts Everyday Sayings) in white at the bottom.

I really enjoyed making this card, and I think it's one of my favourites so far, what do you think?

Thanks for looking,

Lynsey x


  1. Oh.. Lynsey!! So glad that you are inspired to make this vintage style anniversary card ( I personally find this a real challenge!). I am amazed at your take with this vintage photo! Perfect choice of your stamps! Love it! Thank you for inspiring me!!

  2. GORGEOUS anniversary card! I love where the inspiration from your item took you with this special card!

    Thanks for playing EtsyInspired this week!

  3. Hey Lynsey,
    Found your blog via your 2Peas post and while I generally do not take time to comment on blogs, I HAVE to tell you how much I ADORE that anniversary card. It's breathtaking! My parents have their 50th coming up this Christmas and I'm going to "scraplift" your idea if you don't mind. Thanks for sharing your work! I look forward to seeing more. And best wishes for your health improving! Lois (3kidmama)

  4. beautiful design...great vintage style!

  5. What a fantastic idea for an anniversary card ... love how ethereal that vintage photo looks ... fabulous inspired design.

  6. Thank you all for your kind comments! Lois, of course, I would be honoured for you to scraplift my design, and would love to see what your parents' card looks like when you are finished!

  7. What a terrific image and layout to use for an Anniversary card!! This iv very elegant and romantic. Thanks so much for playing EIC this week with us!

  8. Lynsey! You won EtsyInspired this week! Check out the blog for details!