Sunday, July 1, 2018

Pilin' on the Vintage Empowerment

The theme this month at Pile It On is Vintage/Retro. The only really rule is to be inspired by more than one papercrafting challenge. We're sponsored by Pickled Potpourri, and I used their
Deep Breath digital stamp.

I printed the image one a shiny cardstock and heat-embossed it with light blue powder; It didn't cover the whole thing, but I really liked the effect. I used an embossing ink pen to add two more blue powders, and added some color with Copics and glitter pens. The banner is made with two Washi tapes. The background was made with Graphic 45 papers from my scrap box; I can never part with any of them! I distressed all the edges with an Ingrid Bolme tool. I really had fun being inspired by this Pickled Potpourri image; this is advice I need to follow more often!
Cards in Envy: Feeling Blue & Distressed
Crafty Catz #423: ATG + optional theme of Embossing Wet or Dry
Monochrome Magic #12: Anything Monochrome Goes
Paper Shelter Challenge #345: Digital Images or Papers (digi stamp)
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes
Southern Girls #187: Just a bit Flash (shiny papers & glitter pens)
Try Stamping On Tuesdays #369: Sketch + optional theme of Use Scraps

Thank you for visiting & inspiring my crafting! Hope you'll join us at Pile It On,


  1. Love card. Thanks for playing along with me this month. Lisa Monochrome Magic

  2. Beautiful interpretation of the sketch. I love your choice of patterned papers. Thank you so much for joining us on Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. xx Ankita

  3. Gorgeous card, CG!!! Love the papers, colors and theme. Thank you for playing along with us at Try Stampin' on Tuesday! -Donna

  4. What a beautiful vintage collection - pretty papers and images - great sentiment! Thanks so much for playing at TSOT!

  5. Gorgeous card! Thanks for joining in the Southern Girls Challenge!


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