Sunday, 13 June 2010

Vintage Thank You

As soon as I saw THIS stunning card by Nichol Magouirk, I HAD to get my distress inks out and play.  Isn't her card the most gorgeous card ever???  I used many elements from her card in mine: a script stamp background, lots of pearls for the flower centres, and plenty of distress inks.  Thanks for the amazing inspiration Nichol.
I thought I'd give some instructions on how I made the card - I don't normally do this, but just felt like it today.

  1. Stamp the main image, one of the cling stamps from the Two Vine Scrolls cling set, in Shabby Shutters and Faded Jeans distress inks, then cut it out.  
  2. Stamp the Old French Writing text in Shabby Shutters ink.
  3. Distress the edges and ink over with Tumbled Glass.  
  4. Stamp a sentiment from the Just Find Me set.
  5. Embellish with pearls and ribbon (I inked some cream ribbon to match: my fingers are green... I can't get it off.) 
  6. Stamp the script onto a strip of Eggshell Layering Paper in Antique Linen ink then stick the panel to it.
That's it - have a lovely day.

25 comments:

Joy said...

Simply stunning Lucy, love your take on Nichol's card, just so beautiful.

CinnamonSally said...

Beautiful Lucy, love your colours and the shape of your card. Great take on Nichols!!

Kathy Martin said...

Wow, beautiful card! Great stamping work! :)

Arlene said...

Love the long shape of the card - more to see of your lovely distressing and stamping.

Eveline said...

Beautiful card and thank you for the "Howtodoit".
Eveline.

Diane Jaquay said...

GORGEOUS card, you make me want to go out and buy all of these stamps! And the card you took your inspiration from was totally amazing too!

Barb said...

Another reminder of why I can't wait to visit your blog everyday, Lucy! This card is stunning! Amazing stamping and such gorgeous colors! Love Nichol's too.....wowsers!! :)

Dotty Jo said...

Beautiful card Lucy, totally worth the green, inky paws! Jo x

Clare said...

Such a beautiful card Lucy as always. Such lovely subtle colours. Hugs Clare xxx

xosparklesxo said...

Truly gorgeous!

Deirdre said...

Lucy, just fabulous, love it.

Momiji said...

just love it! I like the elongated shape and the fabulous blend of colour...

Jill said...

LOVE IT! This may just be my favorite card of yours... ever!!! WOW!

donna mikasa said...

Gorgeousness! This is definitely my new favorite Lucy card!

Verona H said...

What a lovely card--it does remind me of Nichol's--you both are SO talented, I love your colors and stamping.

Kathy (krolski) said...

Your card is beautiful! I just love the tall card - so pretty!

Tiffany said...

Wonderful! So soothing and beautifully done, such softness all around on this card!

Diana said...

Oh how beautiful Lucy!

Sarah said...

This is STUNNING, Lucy!

Dawn said...

AWESOME!!!! love it Lucy and yes Nicol's was so lovely. Thanks for the instructions. Perfect!!!

Vanessa said...

This is gorgeous! Didn't you love getting really inky? I love digi, but sometimes I just have to get out stamps and only use inks...

Bonnie said...

Oh My Gosh !! This card is gorgeous, I am off to search for these stamps, just have to have them!! Thanks for all your great inspiration.

Alice Wertz said...

wow! this is gorgeous, Lucy! beautiful colors and stunning simple design!! LOVE it!

Agata said...

I will go to see Nichole's card in a second. But for now I find yours absolutely perfect!

jaemom said...

Lucy, this card is GORGEOUS. Love how Nichol's inspired you. Just fantastic.