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.


  1. 24 February 2009 / 2:29 pm

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

  2. 24 February 2009 / 2:44 pm

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

  3. 24 February 2009 / 3:12 pm

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

  4. 24 February 2009 / 3:38 pm

    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. 24 February 2009 / 3:47 pm

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

  6. 24 February 2009 / 4:45 pm

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

  7. 24 February 2009 / 4:57 pm

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

  8. 24 February 2009 / 5:01 pm

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

  9. 24 February 2009 / 5:17 pm

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

  10. 24 February 2009 / 6:31 pm

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

  11. 24 February 2009 / 6:34 pm

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

    Lorraine x

  12. 24 February 2009 / 8:26 pm

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

  13. 24 February 2009 / 8:55 pm

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

  14. 24 February 2009 / 9:43 pm

    Fabulous card. Good Luck

  15. 24 February 2009 / 9:59 pm

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

  16. 24 February 2009 / 10:06 pm

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

  17. 25 February 2009 / 12:21 am

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

  18. 25 February 2009 / 10:12 am

    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. 25 February 2009 / 11:47 am

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

  20. 25 February 2009 / 2:57 pm

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

  21. 25 February 2009 / 3:57 pm

    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. 25 February 2009 / 5:55 pm

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

  23. 25 February 2009 / 8:12 pm

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

  24. 25 February 2009 / 10:44 pm

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

  25. 25 February 2009 / 10:45 pm

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

  26. 26 February 2009 / 10:48 am

    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. 26 February 2009 / 10:50 am

    Simply stunning!!! Pops x x x

  28. 26 February 2009 / 11:07 am

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

  29. 26 February 2009 / 11:47 am

    Gorgeous card! Love the butterfly. You’re a winner!!

    Warmest regards, Renata

  30. 27 February 2009 / 5:12 pm

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

  31. 27 February 2009 / 7:24 pm

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

    Hugs, moi

  32. 3 March 2009 / 12:39 am

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

  33. 3 March 2009 / 8:57 am

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

    xx Naoual

  34. 7 March 2009 / 10:16 am

    Wow Kim! A fabulous and stunning card.
    Katharina xx

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