Saturday, February 19, 2011

Grand Damask

I have two cards to show you today, both using the same set but in different colours!

The colours for this first card were inspired by the inspiration photo from Trigger Tuesday over at Moxie Fab World.- aren't the colours divine!!

I have used this gorgeous image from the Grand Damask Set designed by Nina Brackett for GinaK Designs.   

  I have cut it our with a Circle Cutter - I really need the Circle Nestibillities (LOL!) and paired it with the Spellbinders Floral Doily Motifs , popping it up on some thin foam tape for dimension.

The sentiment is from the Fanciful Tags set by Nina Brackett and cut out with the Fancy Tags Nestibilitie - I love these tags - they instantly add 'divineness' to a  card and with Nina's sentiment set - it is 'win:win' everytime!   The gorgeous rose is from my friend Gunn - thank you Gunn - these flowers are too divine - I love them!

I have stamped the images on both cards with Tsukineko Verasfine Ink in Vintage Sepia - you have to love this colour!  Since being introduced to this ink by Laura of Layers of Color I have fallen in love with it - it is like stamping with silk and wonderul for detailed images!

 I have cut it out with a Circle Cutter - and layered into some pink card stocl cut with the Spellbinders Floral Doily Motifs , again popping it up on some thin foam tape for dimension

I have inked the Stampin' Up Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder with Distressing Ink to add colour to the folder.  By inking the side with the background raised, it leaves the raised pattern white and adds a fabulous amount colour without being overpowering.

The rose is also from my friend Gunn - I am savouring each one!  

These cards are for the followng Challenges:
A Day for Daisies - Very Vintage
Guylou's Imitibility - Anything Goes
Res-Q - Challenge - Something that makes you Happy - Nestibilities
Colour Create - Chocolate, Strawberry Cream - card 2
Southern Girls - Blue and Choclate - card 1
Truly Scrumptious - Swirls and Pearls - card 2
My Time to Craft - Circles - Dies
Craft Your Passion - Pink - card 2
Woodware USA - Embossing - card 2

Before I go I want to remind you about the Layer of Color Cake Decorating Party

 - the Chefs have been whipping up some Culinary Delights in their Creative Kitchens and we are not counting calories!  We are just waiting for the right time to tempt you and inspire you with  tasty morsels - it is going to be so much fun and we would love to see you there!  the Layers of Color Design Team will be there along with some amazing guest Chefs  - we would love to see you there!!

Thank you for visiting today and for the lovely comments you leave me - I do appreciate it and love to see that you have been!  Have a great weekend - I hope you get to craft at some stage!  God bless you!


  1. Hi Linda - wonderful cards, but the one that really appeals to me is pink and brown one :-) - just love those colours together.

  2. Beautiful cards, my friend. I love your oh-so-vintage touch on your projects. I will link to your card on my blog later today!

  3. Just gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Truly Scrumptious.

  4. Great card and I so love the hand crafted rose! Thankyou for sharing this with the Southern Girls,have a great weekend,Julie.x

  5. Beautiful cards!!Those fabulous roses add the perfect touch! Thanks again for joining us at SGC :)

  6. They're both just lovely - the softness is just beautifully done! Thanks so much for joining us this week for our Going Round in Circles this week at My Time To Craft. Dee

  7. Beautiful cards- ove the two colour schemes. The inking adds such a nice dimension and the roses are just lovely.
    thanks for playing with us at southern girls. x

  8. Fabulous! Love the elegant colors and embellishments! Thanks for playing RESQ challenge this week!

  9. Good morning Linda,
    Just popped in to thank you for the Stylish Blogger Award. It is so hard to tell 8 things about ones self, and you do it with such style and humour! And I have to say how much I love these cards, especially the pink one - just love girly colours.

  10. wow what a stunning card and I love the layout Linda...thanks for joining in with the Colour Create challenge
    Mina xxx

  11. elegant cards Linda... great job! Thank you for joining us this week on craft your passion. hope you will join us again tomorrow on our new challenge. ;) Hugs x

  12. Gorgeous cards Linda. I love the design!! colors are gorgeous!! Thanks for playing along at Guylous Inimitability!

  13. Both cards are gorgeous. Thanks for entering Guylou's challenge.

  14. I love the vintage feel you created on this card. Thanks you so much for playing along with us at Southern Girls. I hope to see you again at the next challenge.
    Hugz xxx

  15. Stunning card!!!
    Thanks for participating in our challenge at Guylou's!


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