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Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Card 13 of 30 ...

I came across one of the first stamp sets I ever acquired and decided to dust them off, as I loved the sentiment for my nephew's birthday. 

I haven't created a vintage collage card like this for a long time.  I did the vintage bit the first time around, many years ago, and got sick of the browns.  But inevitably things come full circle and what's old is new again!
I used this sentiment primarily because this is the wish for my nephew, who turns 19 soon - the world really is your oyster at that age, and I wish him the very best of everything in his life. 
I found this piece of ancient K and Co paper in my stash and pieced it together for the background and used some other cream patterned papers to cover the joins.  Maybe it is Life's Journey?  I really don't know, but it has been in my cream scraps bag forever.  I love it when I use these bits up!
I've used lots and lots of stamping and distressing with inks and coloured pencils.  I am not primarily a stamper, but I love it when I get good use out of my stamps - I only buy ones that I think I will use over again.  I also added some copper shimmer with Perfect Pearls mixed with water.  I keep some of them in a Mini Mister - and just applied them here with a really thin paint brush. 
Along with bits of patterned papers, I also keep scraps of Bazzill and use them up accordingly - they come in very handy for bits of stamping and die cutting.  I overstamped onto the Kraft background and then further distressed for the vintage label behind the main journalling block. 
I delved into my metals box, and found this little copper clip, perhaps its Karen Foster? No idea now. 
Various patterned paper, including K and Co
Bazzill basics various
Simon Says Stamp Dark Chocolate premium ink dye
Colorbox chalk inks - various
Derwent Inktense coloured pencils
Perfect Pearls - copper
Washi tape
Stamps - Personal Impressions "London Sights", Crafts Beautiful free stamps - "Happy Birthday" ticket, Rubbadubbadoo "The World", PaperArtsy "Ephemera - Plate 2"
Copper metal clip
Almost there - card 13 of 30 in the stash busting mission ... thanks for visiting! :)


  1. Great card, sure he'll love it :)

  2. It all comes round again eventually. Great card Ali x

  3. Lovely card Ali - very impressed you can remember the first set of stamps you acquired! I have no idea.......there must have been a point where I only had one set of stamps.......have quite a few more than that now!!!!! Love Moi x

  4. Fab card and I do believe I have that paper in my stash too - I found several very old 6x6 K&Co pads the other day - it is time to get them used up!! And no surprise that my first set of stamps was a set of butterflies - I now use other ones which are my favourites so really I should sort out some of those old stamps that I never use and bless someone else with them