Monday, 2 March 2015

Olde Worlde

Welcome to the new challenge at Vintage Stamping Challenges where I chose this month's theme, Olde Worlde. Think Victorian era, chocolate box houses or villages, engravings, Steampunk... any thing older than a century!

I pulled my Flonzcraft True Gentleman set and stamped the "older" of the 2 gentlemen with Versafine as well as the top hats, for which I'd prepared a mask, on a piece of ivory cardstock. I tore and distressed the panel before affixing to a brown mat.

For the background I started with a piece of patterned paper which I inked with various distress inks, a piece of baking parchment (loooong story) embossed with a folder and wet embossed (Walnut stain ink + Frost embossing powder).
I added a border made with textured paper which I coloured with Walnut Distress ink and added 2 screw-shaped brads.

For embellishments, as my faithful readers will know, I love to make my own, so I created a "seal" using a postmark stamp and gold wax adding it over some multi-coloured threads.

I created a metal frame for my silhouette portrait also from the True Gentleman set.

I am enjoying this set very much and I find it invaluable for those difficult masculine cards!

Hope I have inspired you to join us! You don't normally need to create a vintage project but this month vintage is definitely an option considering the theme! Remember that you DO have to include stamping - no digis allowed. Our lucky winner will receive a fab prize of a $20 voucher from Flonzcraft so don't miss out on your chance to win!

Go on and hop on over to the Vintage Stamping Challenges blog and see all the DT’s work for more inspiration.

Challenge : Stamping Sensations


  1. Fabulous card Christine, so love the seal, a great embellishment.
    Irene xx

  2. Oh my goodness loving that seal Christine, it looks so authentic and the added threads just make me want to make my own!

    Fabulous card, fantastic colours and great stamps:-) xxx

  3. So much lovely texture Christine and that seal really is the crowing glory, a super Gentleman's card.

    B x

  4. Great ideas for man card -love the layers

    Chrissie xx

  5. Oh, ta carte est fabuleuse!!!! Bravo pour tous tes embellissements fait main aussi, super réussis, et ton magnifique bout de parchemin... mais alors on peut dire que tu me poses une colle ooups!! Le vintage pour moi est un vrai challenge! :) Bon, je vais quand même y réfléchir promis... ça me dirait bien d'essayer quelque chose.. Je pars d'ici quelques jours à Paris pour mon boulot une petite semaine, j'espère trouver le temps en rentrant. Bisous

  6. Me again Christine, I totally missed you had entered your great masculine card at Stamping Sensations, many thanks for sharing your creativity with us.

    B x

  7. This is wonderful, I love your seal! xx

  8. Another stunning make for your DT piece Christine. Adorable use of Flonz stamps. Love it.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x

  9. Fantastic vintage looking masculine card. The seal embellishment is awesome! Thank you for sharing your wonderful card with us at Stamping Sensation.
    Eret x