Monday 18 February 2013

And So They Were Married...

Today's card is a Criss-Cross card for my darling hubby, as tomorrow marks our second wedding anniversary. I am really excited about it, as I have a huge surprise planned for him along the lines of the traditional Cotton theme, but I can't spill the beans just yet, as it won't be arriving for a few weeks.

I love making vintage-style cards, but wanted to challenge myself and make a masculine vintage card. My husband is really interested in antiques/vintage; I find myself being co-erced into watching every "picker" show that is on tv, and boy are there a few on through the week! It's a happy coincidence that I managed to get cotton on the card with the seam binding and burlap.

Please excuse the poor lighting, I finished the card late and unfortunately had to rely on artificial light rather than natural.

I'm still getting used to using glimmer mists, they're fun and messy! It didn't turn out quite how I imagined on the outside of the card, however I'm really happy with how it turned out on the insert.


Outside and Inside:

Rear of outside:

Materials used are:

Bazzill and Stampin' Up! cardstock
Graphic 45 and Tim Holtz papers
Tim Holtz, Tattered Angels and Stampin' Up! ink
Darkroom Door image (used on insert as a watermark), Stampin' Up! sentiment stamp
Screw brads, burlap (darkened with Stampin' Up! ink), Stampin' Up! seam binding, Stampin' Up! punch.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:

Anything Goes - Challenge 86: Vintage/Shabby Chic

Charisma Cardz - Challenge 6: Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by! I will be back through the week with more projects to share.


  1. Hi Jess!
    This is a fab card, especially for a man, which I always struggle with!
    I'm intrigued as to what the surprise will be! lol!


  2. Fabulous vintage style card - perfect for our challenge. Love the image and papers you've used.

    Thanks for sharing with us at Anything Goes this time.

    Christine x