Sunday, February 14, 2016


... is in the air!  That's the theme over Frilly and Funkie this time around.  I was really in the mood to make a mixed media style card today, so that's what I did!

Since French is said to be the language of love, I started with a page from the vintage French dictionary I picked up at an Antiques mall in Maine recently. 

I spread on a thin layer of  heavy gesso with a pallet knife, sponged on Distress inks in several colors, and added  some random polka dots and French text stamping with Archival ink.

I have been wanting the Wendy Vecchi Vintage Lace stamp since I first saw it.  I finally got, and I love it as much as I thought I would!  This is the result of my first stamping, on white paper with Hickory Smoke DI, with various Distress Inks sponged on.  I fussy cut the edges, before realizing that I could make a cut file and have my Silver Bullet cutter do all the work.  That's how I did the pink shadow layer. 

My older daughter is home for the weekend, and joined me in the craft room to do some knitting while I "worked".   We brainstormed about how to embellish the card, and came up with these things:


I cut the corrugated heart with my Silver Bullet cutter (What can't this fabulous machine cut?!)  and added some inks and bead gel medium.  I made the fleurs-de-lis  (French again.  See what I'm doing?) using a silicone mold and hot glue.  A bit of Distress Paint and Archival ink highlight the design.  Some twine fibers, a loop of wire and an Idea-ology pin with a chit chat sticker round out the embellishments.

(I'll be saving the pin for later, as I liked the chit chat sticker better like this.)

I could give this card to my wonderful husband, but I think I'll just display it instead.  It's not really his style, and I'll get to spend more time in the craft room making him another! 

Thanks for stopping by today!

I wish you all a Happy Valentine's Day!



  1. Beautiful card Elizabeth. I really love the colour palette you've used. It has such a gorgeous Parisian look. Thanks so much for joining us at Frilly and Funkie for the "Love is in the Air" challenge.

  2. Ooh la la - very feminine and quite French. Love the textured heart and your fleur de lis. Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie.

  3. This is a fabulous mixed media card! I love all the texture and details. Thanks so much for sharing your art with us at the Frilly and Funkie Challenge!

  4. This is really fabulous! Love the awesome little bundle and cool elements!


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