Wednesday 12 October 2011

Three Timeless Portrait vintage-style cards

Isn't it wonderful to get a new pack of designer paper, spread it out in front of you and think of things to do with it?! I recently bought a pack of Timeless Portrait papers and had great fun making cards with the cameo motif. Here are a few of them:

The first is a little notelet made from Very Vanilla card stock. I masked the top of the card front and stamped the gorgeous swirl from Baroque Motifs on the bottom half using Basic Black ink. A piece of Basic Black card stock neatens the edge. You will find so many gorgeous motifs to cut out of these papers to use to embellish your cards and projects - I am particularly taken with the cameos and the beautiful Gustavian-style swirls and frames. Stampin' Up's self-adhesive pearls come in a sheet of three different sizes and the tiny ones are perfect for decorating the cameo.

There's more than a touch of the vintage ladies' boudoir about the next card I made - I was thinking damask, satin, lace, pearls... 

The black satin ribbon works well with these papers and sponging the punched flowers with Crumb Cake ink and decorating them with pearls gives them a lovely vintage look.

The eyelet border punch adds a touch of lace at the bottom of the card that I think contrasts beautifully with the classic design on the paper.

I cut an aperture in the paper using the Decorative Label punch and used it to frame my cameo.

The final card is my favourite:

I embossed only part of the Very Vanilla card stock with the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder before covering almost all of one half with this gloriously understated designer paper. The join is covered with black satin ribbon and then topped with this fabulous frame:

Isn't it beautiful?! I cut it out with my sharp paper snips and added a cameo and one of my vintage-style flowers.

These cards were made with just a fraction of these papers and there are loads of different styles in the pack - here are just some of them:

Supplies needed for these cards:
Stamps: Baroque Motifs
Ink: Crumb Cake (for sponging)
Card stock: Very Vanilla
Punches: Eyelet border, Decorative Label, Boho Blossoms, Itty Bitty punch pack
Other: Timeless Portrait designer paper, Basic Pearls, Basic Black satin ribbon, Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder
You can buy any of these supplies from me and I can have them delivered to your address in the UK. Just send me an email or give me a call on 01280 820593. 

Today my oldest son set off for boxing club then returned within minutes. "I suppose it would help if I had some kit!" he said as he came back in. "I'm so un-organised!" My daughter looked up. "You're not UNorganised - you're DISorganised!" she said. "So actually, what you are is illiterate!" One of the lovely things about having children is that they are so entertaining to listen to!

Thank you as always for your visit today and for your comments and emails which I thoroughly enjoy reading and replying to. I'll be back tomorrow with Three Minute Thursday when I'll have not just one fast card but two bonus ones as well! Hope you can join me,


  1. All of these are beautiful! I love the pearl "necklaces" and the Victorian look. The 3rd one with the half emobossed-half DSP panel is amazing!

  2. Fabulous cards! Love how you used the new paper! The second one is my favorite!!

  3. Fab cards Vicky, all so very elegant and beautiful!
    Your daughters response made me laugh, sounds just like my house - teenage girl that knows everything! At least they are learning something at school lol!

  4. Beautiful set of cards Vicky! I passed over these timeless portrait papers as I didn't think they were 'me'! But you've got me thinking now!! The second card is my favourite!
    Hugs, Victoria ~x~

  5. Such elegant and beautiful cards - I do like these papers (might go on my wishlist now). I seem to recognise the second card - thanks! And don't you love kids! This really made me smile.

  6. Beautiful set of cards there Vicky.

    Priceless comments from your children too!

    Hugs, Sandra

  7. Now that my daughter has moved away i do miss their chatter - gorgeous cards by the way, so elegant - Jacqueline xx

  8. Hello Vicky

    What can I say but beautiful and gorgeous. You have captured Vintage perfectly.


  9. Beautiful cards Vicky. The silhouettes look so striking especially with those beautiful papers. Sue.x

  10. Oh these are so elegant and stylish Vicky - lovely!
    M x

  11. Hi Vicky, These are totally gorgeous, excellent vintage crafting. I love all the details you've used :0) Gay xxx

  12. I love these cameos Vicky and the heritage colours you've used too :)
    I still have mine on the mantelpiece!
    Jenny x

  13. Vicky, these cards are stunning and very elegant!

    Isn't sibling banter lovely?, my younger sister and I used to fight like cat and dog, but you'll be pleased to know that with age things do get better!!


  14. Beautifull cards Vicky Luv Sue x


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