Thursday, 15 March 2012

More Urban Stamps!

Hello blogland, it seems like ages since I last posted.  I've got problems with my rotator cuff at the moment which gives the symptoms of a dislocated shoulder and I've been too sore to type let alone craft!  I'm sooooo bored and have got itchy fingers to make something, even though the painkillers are making me feel sick!
I made this card on Saturday (before my shoulder flared up) after going to a fab Docrafts demo with Beckie Dreyer who's always so inspirational.  I just had to treat myself to a set of the new travel themed Urban stamps which are a lovely assortment of travel destinations, tickets and greetings.  I simply made the card blank by cutting down the front of a 6x6 blank and matching the papers so that when closed, it looks like a flat fronted card.  The main image and the ticket have both been stamped in black onto cream cardstock.
The papers I've used are Papermania book print.  Mum bought the pack and gave me half, thanks Mum!  I've added some colour with Distress Ink in Old Paper and Antique Linen.
I decided to keep it all quite neutral with just the addition of black cardstock and kraft card, some of which has a squared design on, again all Papermania.  I added a bit of texture to the circle of kraft with a Tim Holtz for Sizzix embossing folder and sanded for a distressed feel.
The punched border was done with a Martha Stewart punch, such a handy one for so many occasions.
I've added to the vintage look with some Distress Stickles in Frayed Burlap and finished the card with a few black gems and some book print Candi.
I'm entering this card in the following challenge -
The Deconstructed Sketch - #42 - sketch
Gingersnap Creations - #142 - use a border punch
Whimsy Stamps - #30 - emboss it!
Craftroom Challenge - shabby vintage


  1. Sorry to hear that Wendy, can sympathise as I has a dislocated shoulder about this time last year and typing was a nightmare.

    Love your creation here, beautiful vintage feel.

    B x

  2. Sorry to hear that Wendy, missed you at Bannantynes, Matthew missed you also, hope your shoulder gets better soon.This is gorgeous. Marlene

  3. Beautiful card, vintage feel about it

  4. Hi Wendy, I did wonder if I'd missed some posts from you, but instead you've been poorly. So sorry and to hear that and I do hope your shoulder improves soon.

    Wonderful card, by the way, great vintage look / feel to it - love the papers!!


  5. So sorry to hear you are suffering hope you are feeling better soon.

    Love this card so vintage, those papers are great. Thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room Challenge XOXO Zoe

  6. Fab vintage feel :o) Thank you for joining us at Craft room challenge and good luck. Hugs


  7. Beautiful card Wendy, hope you feel better soon.
    Sue x

  8. Wonderful card Wendy.
    I'm sorry to hear about your shoulder and wish you a speedy and complete recovery.

    Edna x

    1. Hi Wendy! ohhh i hope you ll recover soon from your shoulder! Fantastic card! Missed seeing your creations online these past days xxx

  9. Fabulous card Wendy...hope you are feeling better soon.
    Wendy xx

  10. Hi, hope you feel better!
    Your card is really stunning creation, love the soft tones.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room Vintage Challenge, good luck;-))m

  11. Fab card, hope your shoulder better soon xx

  12. so gorgeous wendy.the vintage images and papers are stunning and i love your design :D
    take it easy with your shoulder and i hope it is better soon.

    xx coops xx

  13. Fabulous design! Thanks for playing the Border Punches Challenge on Gingersnap Creations! Don't forget to come back and vote for your favorite card when the challenge closes!

  14. Ouch! Sounds really painful, I hope you feel better soon. Fabulous card, I love the book print backing papers. Thanks for joining in with our Shabby/Vintage challenge over at the Craft-Room, and good luck.

    Maria x


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