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Vintage Grace

Good day! I'm here to share with you what I created this week for Classy Cards 'n Such. The challenge this time is really fun and it's all about using the negative of a die on your project. I went for a very predictable die negative and created an oval window on the front of a card. I used white and a hint of gold to create an elegant, vintage and graceful, Thinking of You card.

I used Spellbinders dies to make this card. I began by die cutting my vertical card base using A2 Matting Basics A. You might have noticed by now that I use this set in every project... Well, this is a must have for a card maker and I highly recommend it (also check out A2 Matting Basics B).

I used the largest die from A2 Filigree Delight to emboss the front of my card and then I used the oval from the same set to die cut a window. I had to run the card through my machine and emboss it again since the texture had flattened when I die cut the window. But without the embossed frame it would be impossible to position the oval die correctly.

Then I added a Heavyweight Vellum lattice layer (die cut with Spellbinders Fancy Lattice) which I adhered to the card front from the inside and that I cut to size with A2 Matting Basics A. Last, I wrapped a piece of Old Gold - Sheer Asiana ribbon around the card front and my card base was ready to be embellished.

I added some nice die cuts, starting with a Fantastic Flourish Three I glued behind the oval window. I die cut a second corner flourish and cut by hand some pieces. I also made some small roses using Bitty Blossoms. I painted both the flourish pieces and the flowers with Yellow Gold Inka Gold and created a little bouquet.

I die cut one of the smallest rectangles from A2 Matting Basics A  and used my scissors to cut it's end and make a banner. I heat embossed a sentiment on it from Inky Antics' Holy Spirit's Fruit stamp set with Gold Detail embossing powder. Finally, I wrinkled the banner to give it a worn look. To finish, I added three delicate Baby Pearls - LeCreme.

I hope you like my card and feel motivated to participate this week on our challenge.  
Enter to win this week's prize: 
$10.00 Gift Certificate 

If you'd like to purchase any of the supplies I used please click on each item's link to be directed to the store.

Thank you so much for stopping by!

This card is participating in:
Victorian Flowers and Fans - Lunagirl Moonbeams


  1. Beautiful card. So elegant. Love the vintage look. TFS

  2. Lovely work! Thanks for entering your beautiful card in my "Victorian Flowers & Fans" challenge at!

  3. this is lovely, i especially enjoy the dimension to your card thank you for playing with us at lunagirl moonbeams! xo

  4. Wow, Gracie, that is breathtakingly beautiful!! I couldn't stop staring at it! Have a great weekend! Hugs, Darnell


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