Tuesday, July 1, 2014

You Rock Vintage Card

I made a card for the Cutting Edge Challenge #1. The inspiration for the challenge is a card made by DT Jackie Rockwell. I was trying to copy the image to paste it here but it wouldn't work. Just click the grayed out words at the start of this blog and/or click the Cutting Edge Challenge Badge on the right side of my blog.

This is the card I created for the challenge. I kept the color of the star as is since it complements the black sentiment. I inked the star using distress inks. I misted the star. I love the shine it created. Too bad, I cannot capture it in photo.

I applied Versamark ink to the sentiment, applied Ranger Sticky Embossing Powder, heat embossed it, and poured glitter to it. I am still having difficulty using the sticky embossing powder. It took me about 3 or 4 times of repeating this process before I was happy with the result. After the initial application of glitter, which didn't cover all of the sentiment, I brushed the sentiment using Versamark pen, then applied the sticky embossing powder. I guess the trick is not to overheat it, or else it won't be sticky.

The background paper was also inked with distress ink. I spritz this with water. I poked holes as a border using the We R Memory Keepers Sew Easy. I hand stitched the border using twine.

I embellished the card with sequins and stars. The 'you' is from an alpha sticker sheet by Lily Bee Design.

Thanks for viewing my blog.

Maria Giselle B.

Die-cut: ,Cricut Small Talk, Frames and Tags Cartridge (star), Cricut Wrap It Up Cartridge (sentiment)
Ink: Versamark, Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Pumice Stone, Spiced Marmalade, Tea Dye, Wild Honey)
Glitter: Tim Holtz Distress Glitter Black Soot
Mist: Prima Color Bloom Tea 
Twine: Trendy Twine Totally Natural
Sequin: American Crafts


  1. What a fun combination of pattern, color and texture! That glittering sentiment is the perfect touch. Thanks so much for joining us at The Cutting Edge Challenge!

  2. Oh I love your vintage take on the challenge card! Great texture. Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Cutting Edge Challenge!

  3. WOWOWOWOWOWOWOW!! I LOVE this FUN card!! Such a Neat Design and the colors are AWESOME!! THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and have a Fabulous Week!! =)

  4. Love this card!!! so fun and make me happy!! The choice of your colors is gorgeous too :) Thank you for playing along with us at The Cutting Edge Challenge!

  5. This is so fun and happy!! I've had similar problems with the heat and stick products - I think there's a fine line between overheating and getting it just right. I finally just gave up - good for you for persevering! LOL Thanks so much for playing with us at The Cutting Edge Challenge - we're so glad you did!! Looking forward to seeing more of your beautiful work!