Birthday cards

March is always a busy month for some reason, we have so many birthdays, work is always busy and the feeling of having a Spring clean is creeping up :)

It's my sisters and friends birthday soon and I actually managed to make some cards. It will be the first that I send them a handmade card.

I just can't get away from the vintage style, I just love it too much.

For the first cad I used 7 Gypsies paper - Avignon on the background matted with black card stock. On the Tim Holtz weathered Clock die I used the Vintage Photo & Walnut Stain Distress Stains, once dry I added versamark ink and clear embossing powder. I think it deepens the colour on the clock much more. I found an image on the internet and added it to the card with dimesional double sided tape. I used a brad in the shape of a screw... I forgot where I bought this, must have had it for ages.

For the second card I used some left over 7 Gypsies papers to collage a background. I edged it with Vintage Photo Distress Ink (my absolute favourite!). With a spellbinders die I cut out a scalloped oval in black cardstock and on top an image I found on the web. I completed the card with some old lace and buttons.

The most important of all is that I had some fun and relaxing time while crafting... it's perfect therapy!

Materials I used are;
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad - Vintage Photo
Tim Holtz Distress Stain - Vintage Photo & Walnut Stain
Versamark clear embossing ink pad
Stampendous clear embossing ink
Sizzix Bigz Die - Tim Holtz Weathered Clock
Card stock - black, kraft
7 Gypsies 6x6 paper pad - Avignon
Spellbinders Nestabilities - Petite Scalloped Ovals Large (S4-139), Petite Ovals Large (S4-138)
Recycled: Lace & Buttons

You can find some of the materials at The Stamp Man


  1. Two gorgeous cards! I love the clock on the first one. And lovely papers as well.
    Have a great day.
    Hugs xx

  2. Gorgeous cards and I bet friends and family will love everything you make Caroline. Vintage Photo is my favourite too - but then I also love all the colours hehe.
    hugs {brenda} xox