Sunday, 16 November 2014

Vintage Couture

Today I've been playing with a stamp I come back to time and time again, I bought it from Dimension 4th a few years ago and love the vintage fashion styling on it. I love looking at the prices too - for those of you in the UK too young to remember pre-decimal currency, that dress at 7/6 is 37½p in today's money!

The papers I've used with it are scraps - some of them VERY tiny - left over from a booklet of vintage papers that came free with a magazine some time ago. I've stamped the image onto some of the papers and cut out the garments, to paper-piece them onto the main image.

The background is a larger scrap, cut with pinking shears and stamped with a faux stitching border.  Being such a long, thin, stamp, it's gone quite wonky and refuses to sit straight on the acrylic block - but do you know, I think I prefer it that way! It gives an "aged" look that works well on vintage style cards.

The close up shows the "fabric effect" of the paper prints. Pretty realistic, isn't it?

Having said that I'd probably not get chance to join in, I'm eating my words and playing along in the Snippets Playground and I'm also joining in with Anything Goes with a twist - Make it Vintage at Susie Bee's Bloomin' Challenge 


  1. I love the vintage ! though I don't remember anything being 2/6

  2. Brilliant paper piecing and I love the extra details such as the pinking shears edge and faux stitching. xxx

  3. Ha! Sarn picked up all the things I was going to say Jane! Love this card with the lovely finishing touches plus the paper piecing really is perfect!

    Ho, hum - I remember 'old' money only too well!!


    Di xx

  4. Wow I love that card and that is just my style of stamp, now desperately hunting around the web to see if I can still buy it anywhere! Crafty Blessings. Tracy x

  5. Very pretty card, such lovely colours and detailing.

    Warm hugs

  6. Lovely vintage card, great paper piecing, I like the papers you used.
    Jean x

  7. A great card and a brilliant use of snippets to paper piece the stamps. Elizabeth xx


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