Sunday, 18 August 2013

Through the Keyhole

This one's a bit of a Craftwork Cards Bohemian Collection meets Papermania Urban stamps.  I decided to use this lovely keyhole stamp this time, which is the least used in this glorious set, I guess the others are just more obviously useable.
 The shaped blank is from Craftwork Cards, I coloured it with Victorian Velvet and Milled Lavender Distress Inks, then spritzed with water for a soft look.
The patterned and glitter papers are from Craftwork Cards Bohemian glitter pad, the flowers are from it too, they're die cut, I just shaped them and layered them up.
The stamped elements were done with Papermania Urban stamps, I stamped in Perfect Medium onto kraft and heat embossed with white powder.  I punched holes and set eyelets in the keyhole piece, and threaded plum ribbon through, topping with a bow.
The fancy circle was die cut with a grand Spellbinders die and the key was made with a Marianne die.  To finish off, I added a good handful of assorted pearls.
I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Card Crafter's Circle - #88 - Winged Things
Cards Galore - Bingo - Embossing, Ink, Ribbon
As You Like It - #8 - Favourite Ribbon / Twine And Why - Mine is 10mm satin ribbon ribbon.  I have it in just about every colour under the sun.  It's cheap, lovely and shiny, and ties into a nice, not too bulky double or triple bow with ease.
Whimsical Designs - Bingo - The only thing I haven't used is Stickles
Top Tip Tuesday - #107 - Embossing
Come and Get It - Things With Wings
Glitter 'n' Sparkle - #46 - Anything but Square
Stamping Sensations - Wings and Tings with a Touch of Vintage


  1. Lovely shabby chic look Wendy, beautiful image and colours and lovely flowers, Kate x

  2. This is an absolutely gorgeous card Wendy, love it xhugsx Nikki

  3. Wendy this is fabulous, you have merged both these classic kits and made a wonderful card, love the detail and colours xxx

  4. hi wendy
    another amazing creation we have here you have been very busy lately havent you
    matthew x x

  5. this looks gorgeous wendy - I love these stamps x

  6. Lovely elegant card and what a perfect bow.
    Thanks for joining our embossing challenge at Top Tip Tuesday too.
    Netty's Cards

  7. A super vintage feel to your lovely card Wendy.

    Thanks so much for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations this month.

    B x

  8. so stunning wendy.really gorgeous image and i love your fab colours and design :D

    xx coops xx

  9. So Pretty - Love it.Thanks so much for joining in at Whimsical Wednesdays - Good Luck!

  10. So Pretty - Love it.Thanks so much for joining in at Whimsical Wednesdays - Good Luck!

  11. I love satin ribbon too, but I go for the 15mm rather than the 10mm. I love the bows that it makes.
    Fab card honey.
    Thank you so much for joining in with our ‘ribbon or twine’ challenge at the As You Like It Challenge.
    Netty's Cards
    Proud to design for :
    As You Like It Challenge,
    ABC Christmas Challenge,
    Top Tip Tuesday,
    The Stamp Basket, and
    Stamp Fairy.

  12. Beautiful colors and lovely layout. Thanks for joining us for our things with wings challenge at CAGI.
    Cindy DT

  13. A very Pretty card , thanks for joining us at Stamping sensations

    Francesca x

  14. Lovely card thank you for sharing with glitter n sparkle x

  15. Gorgeous card, Wendy! I love the white embossing on kraft. Thank you for sharing it with us at Stamping Sensations this month.


  16. What a fabulous card, Wendy! Thanks for joining us at Stamping sensations for our Wings and Things and a Touch of Vintage theme. Good Luck!


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