Vintage Meets Modern

Spoiler alert for my Mum:
If you are my Mum then look away now 🙂
(this might be your Mother’s day card!)
No peeking!

I’ve had a vintage look card rattling around in my head for a while now but couldn’t seem to bring it into being. But then I saw the guest designer call and the sketch by Katharina over at Whiff Of Joy and this card was born!

Details: A vintage look with a modern twist using acetate. I’ve stamped onto the acetate with white ink and tamed the white with a little colour from chalk inks. Some resistance stamping with clear embossing and chalk inks in the corners.Then some paper distressing with files.

Some crumpling, inking and ironing for the butterfly.

Made a place to write (and hide any glue) on the inside.

Watercoloured the image using Tim Holtz distress inks and pearlescent inks.

It was great fun making this card 🙂

Stamp – Whiff of Joy; HOTP
Inks – VersaColor Onyx black; Colourbox chalks; StazOn Opaque Cotton White; Brilliance pearlescent Crimson red
Colouring – Tim Holtz Distress inks
Papers – HOTP
Usual Suspects – Silicone glue; Double-sided tape; Paper trimmer; Scissors
Other – Acetate; Iron; Wire; Pearl brads; Pearlescent glue; Lace; Cuttlebug; Nestibilities; Shaped scissors

Kim Dellow

Kim Dellow is an artist–designer–film-maker living the creative life in London, UK. She's a freelance creative for the craft industry and others, and she loves to share her art-ventures on her blog.

This Post Has 39 Comments

  1. Tara

    Gorgeous card Kim and the acetate works so well. I love how you’ve decorated the inside too, it’s fab! xx

  2. Kim Piggott

    Oh Kim this is so beautiful!
    Such a gorgeous creation!
    kim x

  3. Michele

    Gorgeous card Kim. Love the butterfly and fabulous colouring of the WOJ image. Michele x

  4. Diamond Doll

    Wow Kim this is stunning, i was thinking of having a go at the WOJ challenge but after seeing the entrants so far i,m not sure, they,re all fab.
    Good luck
    Trish (-:

  5. Shirley

    A really gorgeous and creative card! The instructions for what you did are great too! The butterfly is awesome!

  6. Vicki (basement stamper)

    WOW Kim!! This is so gorgeous!! Really love the clear card creation you’ve made here! TFS! 😉

  7. All Pink girl

    Stunning card kim ,fabulous colours and detail ,love it ,hugs Dawnxx

  8. Giò

    Fantastic this creation and beautiful, beautifu….beautiful stamp. Kiss from Sardinia

  9. Love to Doodle!

    So so beautiful…a wonderful creation Kim….so much detail and so much glorious-ness….love it…xx

  10. Marianne

    wow… this is a really beautiful card Kim, great how you did the butterfly.

  11. coldwaters2

    Oh my goodness what a stunner the card, the image, the design and everything it is totally awesome.

    Lorraine x

  12. Pinklilac

    Lim this is so beautiful and I am sure your mum will love this super creation.
    Hugs Linda

  13. Bryndís

    What a beautiful card you have here! I love it! Thank you for your nice comment on my blog 🙂

  14. Sally

    Fabulous card. Good Luck

  15. Caroline

    Stunning! Wish it was my mothers day card. Caroline x

  16. Julie

    A lovely card, that butterfly is gorgeous. BTW I enjoyed your article in papercraft essentials.

  17. Donalda

    this is just beautiful dear. Good luck on the DT challenge dear

  18. la bergere des fees

    it’s realy beautiful cards
    thanks for your visit on my blog, just my english is very not perfect lol
    la bergère des fees

  19. Kim

    Oh my I am gobsmacked this is simply stunning…….

  20. scrapdebo

    C’est magnifique, j’aime les papiers mélangé au transparent.
    Merci pour ta visite sur mon blog

  21. Desire Fourie

    Absolutely stunning Kim. Your creation is such a fresh breeze. Love the lightness that the clear background gives. Beautiful colours and gorgeous inside. Hugs from Desire

  22. Denise

    OMGoodness, what a Beautiful card!! I love evrything about it…, so pretty!!

  23. Sue

    Absolutley stunning card, coloured beautiful, just gorgeous sue.x

  24. Tracey

    WOW! This is a gorgeous card Kim! Your colouring is beautiful!

  25. Bev

    Gorgeous card Kim, love the idea of the acetate. Beautiful colours and details too

  26. Boots the Monkey (Jo)

    Absolutely stunning Kim, acetate cards look so fantastic don’t they ? There is so much detail in this card and the papers you have used are gorgeous.

    Good luck in the DT call !


    Jo xxx

  27. POPPET

    Simply stunning!!! Pops x x x

  28. Judy's Crafty Moments

    wonderful! Love the card on acetate..just that bit different. Great colouring! That butterfly is stunning!
    Judy x

  29. Debbie

    Gorgeous card Kim, the card looks fabulous on the acetate. I love all the background stamping, and the subtle colours are beautiful. Debbie x

  30. moi

    Beautiful Card, your mother will be very pleased. Specially love butterfly.

    Hugs, moi

  31. joey

    oh my gosh Kim this is absolutely stunning! so many different aspect I love it. joey.x

  32. Naoual

    Wow! Stunning card, I love it! Love the butterfly. Good luck with the call!!

    xx Naoual

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