Friday, 10 February 2012

Vintage Styling!

 Hi everyone!  What do you think of the new vintage dressform stamps?  These are being released later this month and I just love them!  There is a new vintage dressform embossing folder too.  For this card, I stamped the three dress forms and the sentiment using black archival ink.  I used the vintage dressform embossing folder and placed it so that it slightly overlapped the stamped images.  Once embossed, I sanded the raised areas to highlight and distress it.  I used my scissors to distress the edges of the card too.  I lightly inked the edges with frayed burlap.  I added a bow made from the cotton hemp ribbon but cut the ribbon down the centre to create a more distressed looking bow.  I topped it with a sand coloured zipper rose and some black rhinestone swirls.  I offset this on a piece of dark brown card that I also distressed.  I added a couple of faux screw brads to the top corner to give the piece a more grungey look.   I just love vintage!  What do you think?

On another more personal note, I was contacted by Bim Habeeb who is a regular blog follower and she is soon to have surgery on her shoulder.  Bim is a qualified midwife and has asked me if I would let everyone know about a petition that she supports and needs some help with getting signatures.  I feel as if this is a worthy cause so I am placing a link here to the petition, should you like to learn more about it go to http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/13716?http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/13716
 All for now, Sue x

131 comments:

Sonia said...

Good morning Sue, WOW! what a lovely card and very different from your usual style but I love it - the whole look. Thanks for sharing.
Blessings
Sonia - St Helens

Missmizog said...

Hi Sue
Love the new stamps and the embossing looks amazing. Stunning card happilymsigned the petition as it is close to my heart.
Get well soon to the lady.
Sue

Герцогиня said...

Hi Sue
Very cute card! I like it very much! Hope you have a great weekend.

Hellma said...

Morning Sue love what you have done with this card, the stamps and the folder are going on my list. Will have to come back later for the petition as i start back work today, first day in 3 months must dash. LOL have a great day.

Carole Z said...

This is a gorgeous card Sue, I love to use dress forms in my crafting, so these are on my list...the the embossing folder...oh my, that goes to the top, I love it! Off to sign the petition and all the best with your surgery Bim, Love Carole Z xx

melanie said...

Stunning card I think i`m going to have to add this to my wish list .Melanie

Maggie said...

Hi Sue
Fabulous stamps and embossing folder I need them now!!!!.....lol definately at the top of my list..are they going to be on the C&C show with you or can't you say!!
Love vintage style and your card rocks!!

Maggie :)

Vicki Sharkey said...

Wow Sue, what an unusual card. Those stamps will be on my birthday list, its growing longer by the day!
Vicki

nattyboots said...

I love vintage too Sue and if this is anything to go by we are in for some treats . WOW Elaine H x

Lynnus said...

Love the embossing on this - when, where and how much? I must have this folder now! This is another wonderful card, I just need to win the lottery now so I can make cards all day!x

Annie said...

Amazingly elegant yet quite simple - definitely a must have purchase. Can't wait to see the shows later in the month to see more of your fantastic inspirational cards lucky for me I have booked annual leave so I can sit & craft whilst watching the shows plus can treat myself whilst the other half is working well what he doesn't know what hurt!! Lol

Good Luck & Get well soon Bim x

CraftyLoops said...

Oh my goodness Sue.....me want, me want! heehee. Those stamps are AMAZING! And I really want to get that embossing folder too. I just made a journal and put a dressform on the front of it but these are just exquisite. I cant wait to see these released. How gorgeous. I will also pop over to the petition once Im finished here. Lee x

bhavana said...

What a beautiful stunning card! This would be classed into my "favorites" list.... Thank you so much for sharing, you are great!

ang said...

really lovely card, love vintage but only pretty pretty vintage like yours angxx

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Oh Wow this is really lovely. Must sort out my stamps and folders ready for these new ones.

Enjoy the snow for those who have it, a good reason to stay in and craft.

jacqui x

Pam Swadling said...

A very different card for you Sue, but I love the vintage feel of it.

hazel said...

Fab card Sue, so can't wait for the release of these stamps, there just what ive been lookin for. The embossin folder is stunnin too. xx hazel

Elizabeth said...

Good morning Sue, lovely card and very different. This look is beginnng to grow on me. Will be glued to C and C when you are on.
Elizabeth x

Victoria said...

I'm currently rediscovering my embossing folders so I love this! I love the blend of embossing and stamped images.

Heather said...

Good morning Sue what a FANTASTIC card and just up my street. I love the stamps and embossing folder and they are going to something else I NEED lol. I am off to sign the petition
Heather x

inkypinkycraft said...

Lovely card, just lve the embossing folder simply wonderful!hugs tracecx

Sandra Riley.... said...

Lovin the Vintage! Those dress form stamps are lovely and so is that embossing folder.
Off to check out the petition, good luck Bim with your op and I wish you a speedy recovery!
Hugs
Sandra x

Clare said...

Love the new stamps and the embossing folder.

Clare x

Uta said...

OH this card is so beautiful. I love this dress forms stamps. they looks so wonderful.

Hugs, Uta

Lydia Jordan said...

Hi Sue,
Something different, I do like it but it would not be one that I would choose, not really into the grungy look.
Have a good day
Lydia
XX

Maryann said...

Another great project here Sue. I love the dressfoem stamps and embossingfolder, but wouldn´t have chosen these brads thoug, but that´s just because I feel they fit more for a male card, but the work on it is really awesome and looks really cool, I think.
Have a wonderful week-end ahead everyone and lots of fun I hope.

marg said...

Hello Sue
What a lovely card ! I am looking forward to the stamps etc ..
Love Marg

Linda said...

Hi Sue, This is an amazingly beautiful card, more stamps on my wish list. Take Care, Linda x

Ann said...

This is fantastic Sue, Love the new stamps and folders- cant wait to see the rest. Keep up the excellent job of inspiration that you provide. Have a good weekend.

Sue Yorkshire said...

Sue this is so different from your other cards and you have done it brilliantly. Cant wait for the new shows and the new crafty stuff, not sure hubby will feel the same though lol

xxxx

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue

Another different card from you this morning. I recently bought the dress form dies so these new stamps will go well with them. Going to look at the petition now. x

Anonymous said...

Good morning Sue
Yet another inspirational card something I wouldn't have used but maybe I should challenge myself to get out of my comfort zone.
Grimsby Chris

Christine said...

NEED those for sure! Beautiful card Sue xx

dutchess said...

Hi Sue looking forward to getting these lovely stamps they are so pretty and the detail is great....love your card nice use of the zipper rose just seems perfect! take care Margaret

Ria said...

Hi Sue
When I bought this embossing folder I couldn't wait to get it home and run it through my machine. I love the result it gives and have used it often.
Ria

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue, love it, very vintage feel to this. I will sign the petition and wish the lady all the best. Suzie B xx

rosiebelle said...

WOW! what a fantastic card, can't wait to see more samples, and even more to get my hands on these fabulous stamps and embossing folder, well done Sue, something different, and great style.

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue,
gladly signed petition. Well a very different card today. It has made quite a few must haves comments. I am just getting into the vintage style cards. So I'm just a novice. But with your great inspiration, who can go wrong.
Lots of love. Jenny L

mags said...

Great vintage card. Loving these stamps. Great details.
Mags
x

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue - Well you've done it again Superb card LOVE it. pleased to see some stamping from you,again. Must have that folder. Looking forward to what you will bring us on C&C. Best wishes to Bim.
X Val C

Shelley said...

Lovely card x

Sue J said...

Every day I look at your cards and find things I 'need'. I love those stamps and embossing folder, they are gorgeous. :)

AnneRD said...

Hi Sue. What a lovely embossing folder you have used. Whole look of the card is gorgeous. Anne x

Marie-Louise said...

Lovely card.

Helen O said...

This is really lovely Sue, Im well into the vintage grungy look at the moment, love scrunching and inking stuff to make it look old, Helen O xxx

PS Petition Signed, its is a huge problem, Our hospital used to have 3 maternity wards and a delivery suite, It now only has one and the staff reduced accordingly, My stepdaughter was very ill, during her pregnancy and although she need to be in hospital she was sent home numerous times and readmitted when a bed was available.

Kate's Cards said...

Love it - really grungy!!

Cumbrianlass said...

Hi Sue,

Love these stamps and folder, I really like all Sams Vintage stamp,
cannot wait for them to be on sale.
Will now go to the petition site, I worked in the NHS all my life, and it needs everyones support.
Janet

Star said...

The grunge look isn't my style but have to admit this card has change my opinion. Love it

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, This card is truly stunning. The embossing folder is so different, can't wait to get it! As usual, perfect finishing touches. Hugs, Carol S.xx

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, What a fantastic card, love the stamps and the embossing, tje zip flower sets is off perfectly. Off to sign the petition now, wishing Bim a speedy recovery.
Hugs, Jume x

Debbie Tinks said...

SUE LOVELY CARD DIFFERENT LOOK,
LOVELY MUST TRY

sue said...

Hi Sue, this is a fabulous card, I like the way you have used the embossing on the backing. The stamps are great too.
Sue M

sue said...

Hi Sue, this is a fabulous card, I like the way you have used the embossing on the backing. The stamps are great too.
Sue M

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, yet another fabulous card. Must have the embossing folder it looks stunning. Good Luck Bim with the surgery & thanks to you & Sue for bringing our attention to such a worthy cause. With Love & Light Theresa. H

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue, another stunning card, I really like the background stamping, actually I love the whole thing.

Signed the petition my DIL is a midwife so this is close to my heart.
Have a great weekend.

(((((HUGS))))) for Bim

Patricia xx

Redanne said...

Stunning card, must get the embossing folder and the stamps. Off to sign the petition. Have a good weekend everyone.

Craftychris said...

I love this vintage card. the stamps are going to be a must have! I'm off to look at the petition xx

Craftychris said...

I love this vintage card. the stamps are going to be a must have! I'm off to look at the petition xx

Dawn Louise said...

Love the vintage theme and can't wait for the stamps and folder. You never fail to inspire, thanks sue, off to look at petition now x

Sharon Field / Created By You said...

Beautiful card, love the embossing on the side!

Dealbaida said...

Another super card Sue. All things vintage are something I love too so these stamps the and embossing folder would certainly be at home on my shelf!

Only too happy to sign the Petition.

Marion

Claveh said...

Dear Sue,
This is really nice, quite subdued colours used, and I am loving the stamps.
Thanks again for the inspiration.

eileen.fj said...

Hi Sue
Lovely vintage card-especially the embossing folder.
Eileen x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, I have signed the petition, i like the new stamps and folder i will be purchasing these when they come for sale, love the card. Yvonne xx

Lizzie said...

WOW The stamps and emboss folder are lovely I cant wait to get my hands on these and the card i love how you've used them simply elegant, the brads i use a lot on my cards
Thanks Sue
I've signed the e petition
Lizzie (Serial copycat)xx

gwen70 said...

Lovely card Sue, very different for you

Ruthie said...

You big tease, I love the stamps and can't wait for them to be released.

nzillingworth said...

Hi Sue
I sit on panel for Patient Participation Group and see it getting harder and harder for ops.No hip or cataract ops here. So signed for your friend. Good luck to Bim and hope doesn't hurt much..
Smashing card. need the embossing folder. Can see a lot of potential in it. Feathers, gems, etc. A lot of fun. Just looked at stamps and i have got a stamp. Yo. Was free in a magazine. Think it is time for a play.I have to do housework before i dare look at your email, or just play all day. LOL cause i can LOL all your fault lol (not really)
Born again spellbinder
Nadine x hug (hug for Bim too)

jan said...

hi Sue, what can I say another masterpiece, I love it, especially the dress embossed in white , sooo beautiful.
love jan x

Clai01 said...

I love this vintage style too, what a fab looking card, and the stamps just look wonderful !

iReneM said...

This card is so gorgeous, Sue.
I adore the vintage style and neutral colours, and this ticks all the boxes for me :)
Love, love the embossing folder and stamps.
Two more items to add to my ever expanding wish list!!

x

SusanneJ said...

Petition signed :) absolutely love this card!!! cant wait to see the demo's another great card Sue hugsss xxx

elkeartsandcrafts said...

I really like this card.
Elaine J

scrapper said...

Love the embossing on this one

craftycarol said...

Hi Sue,
What a great card and just up my street.I can't wait to get my hands on these stamps.
Carol x

Barbara said...

Lovely shabby chic card, really into vintage and love the distrssed look. Need to get the embossing folder and stamps!!!

Lorraine H said...

Another beautiful card Sue, just love the way you have used the stamps and folder together. Happy to sign the petition. Lorraine x

lainey said...

I love Love Love this card Sue, I want it!!! Love the stamps, the layout,the aged effect, everything, just brill :) love to see some more like thais!! lainey x

CraftyJo said...

I love those dressforms - one of my (many) hobbies is dressmaking so these really appeal to me. Your card is lovely, the zipper flower works especially well with the 'sewing' theme.

Fiona said...

Interesting combinations - dress forms and screw brads. Someone's thinking outside the box!

Anonymous said...

Wow, I really love this card Sue. Can't wait for the stamps later this month. Thanks, Ann xx

Vee Cassidy said...

Dear Sue
I really, really, love this card and the stamps and embossing folders are catching my eye! Would work well with Dr Holtz' kraft paper.

Lesley said...

What a super card, I love it. I really like the dress form stamps, can't wait to see the folder. they are so adaptable. Love it!!!

Hugs Lesley

May said...

I love, love, love xxxxx this card ALL of it x x x must get my hands on those stamps!!!! Have a super weekend Sue, Hugs May x x x x

Ayelet said...

Very nice! I love the bow and the zipper rose.

rita2 said...

Hi Sue
Love your card. I especially liked the embossed dressform. When I read the sentiment it made me smile.
Rita2

Cazann49 said...

Very different..I dont usually like frayed edges etc but this card is great! Think I need to leave my comfort zone and try something like this..thanks for the inspiration Sue..:)Have a great day..xx

Jane said...

OMG this is beautiful, I need these stamps Lol thanks for the preview

Jane xx

joy said...

Hi Sue
What a fantastic card.I just love it.
I have signed the petition and hope Birm Habeeb a speedy recovery.
joyce.e

Anonymous said...

I like anything vintage sue, have joined the partition, where would we be without our wonderful midwives. Best wishes to Bim. Edwina

lockedinmycraftroom said...

Love these stamps Sue.
Chris

Lesley S said...

Wow, Wow, Wow. I NEED, I NEED. This has really excited me I can't wait to be able to obtain. Thanks Sue, your card is stunning. I love it.

sandra(misty) said...

Great card agab sue hopeful are enjoying your holiday

Pearl said...

This is great! Love the screws and the sentiment! Love Pearl x

Becky Dunham said...

Oh Sue! I absolutely LOVE this gorgeous card! I love everything vintage and dressforms are a favorite of mine (and everybody else) I can't wait to get my hands on the dressform folder! What a great idea! I love everything about this card and I am so glad you told us how you did it because I love the look but I have a hard time making it! Thanks for all you do to inspire us!

Lynne M said...

Stunning card, love the embossing folder. LOL Lynne M

Lynne M said...

Stunning card, love the embossing folder. LOL Lynne M

Olga said...

The card is unique and unusual!

sheila said...

I have studied this card for sometime and I caan't make up my mind if I like these stamps or not, maybe I'm not being very imaginative today so I will remain open minded

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue

love the new folder - wonderful card
Geraldine

Anonymous said...

Signed the pertion and God Bless Bim. Great card bye the way.
JanNxx

Hanneke said...

Wow, what a great card! Love the images and embossing and great sentiment as well! Hugs, Hanneke

Pinky said...

I don't always like vintage...being such a spring chicken myself?!!.. but, as usual, I love the way you link everything together from the embossing (which looks a bit angelic) to the fitting sentiment. Nice job!

happy2craft said...

Hi Sue,
Love this style of card, very happy the mask and stamps are going to be in the new arrivals.
Best Wishes
Happy2craft

Sue Parish said...

A very different card and I like it very much. As someone else commented, the zipper rose looks very much at home on it. Hope all goes well for Bim and yes, the petition is a very worthy one, Sue x

PaulineC said...

I just love the embossing. Lovely and unusual card altogether.

Jan said...

What a different card this is. I like it very much and have just got to have that embossing folder.....

Trololo2 said...

I love your cards Sue

Rosemarie said...

Hi Sue, Fantastic card, I just love the dress forms and the embossing folder is a must have. I wonder if my bank manager will agree - I could make him a card using them!!! Have signed the petition a really deserving one and I hope the surgery goes well for Bim. I think you should have a complete weekend on C & C to show us all the wonderful new goodies,

Love Rosemariexxx

Rhonda Miller said...

This is great. I love the embossing. TFS.

Crafty mop said...

Loving that embossing folder and loving your card too when they coming x

Vie Carter said...

Loved the embossing folder

Vie
x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue Lovely card

Jenny, said...

Oh wow I love everything about this card xx

lilysmum said...

Hi Sue,I was really pleased to this card as I've been eyeing up the folder for a few weeks now but haven't bought it as of a shortage of ideas on how to incorporate it into a design- until now! so another big thank you for sharing and being so inspiring. Am hotfooting it tomorrow to my local craft store to purchase the folder. Best wishes, Theresa

Carole RB said...

I love love love your card!

Lindyloo said...

Hi Sue,
what a different card! I love those stamps and the embossing folder looks wonderful and will be so good for all my steampunk cards. Another of your alternative Sue cards and I love it.
It's so lovely of you to show Bims link to the Midwives Petition; I put this on my facebook page a few weeks ago because I believe we must support our NHS workers or we will loose them.
We are the nation and we each have a voice, but we have to use every single voice if we want things to change.
I can't wait to see what goodies you are bringing to us at the end of Feb. All the best Linda

jacqui said...

Love this card, just one thing, where is the embossing folder from? Many thanks for the inspiration.

Lynn said...

Hi Sue, what a fab card! i love the embossing folder..cant wait to see all the new products from the CHA and what you do with them xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, what a beautiful card, love the dressform stamps and embossing, oh dear there goes my wages lol x Craftylicious

lilygee said...

Really love those stamps - wonderful card xxx

Pam said...

Hi Sue, this card is stunning. Love vintage and dress forms xx

Janet said...

love that one, very feminine.

gwendraeth said...

love everything about this card especially the embossing folder
Gwenda

violetclouds said...

Like the feel of this card, not much of one for dress forms so am wondering if I can just use the bottom corner where the cogs are.....

Stacey G.-2 Craf-t-4u said...

Somehow I missed this one! So pretty! Love the vintagy flair!

Knerten said...

This is awesome, love it, Sue !

Heidi said...

wow, wow & wow, I just adore the stamps, the EF and what you have done with them. As someone that dabbles in a bit of dressmaking from time to time these are right up my street. Fab work as usual Sue x

miislucky said...

Luv, Luv, Luv this amazingly beautiful card Sue! Great job!!! Mimi

sharon said...

Absolutely love this card Sue. Can you please tell me where to get the stamps and embossing folder from ? I have searched everywhere and can't locate them ! Help !!
Thanks for sharing x

Andrea Scorah said...

Hi Sue,
I am very new to crafting and I must say I have really enjoyed watching your skills on create and craft tv. It's not only been informative but such such fun. I love your cards, you have a very beautiful talent, thank you for sharing and inspiring too.
Take care, lots of love
Andrea x