Vintage style Victorian Birthday Card

Hello after a long break!!!

This is the busiest time of the year for me, trying to make and post all those wedding stationery on time... Nobody wants to mess with brides to be, do they!
However, the hot weather forced me to have a little break. Nobody can work properly in this heat. Even those who work from me. So having a little break from my orders I had a crafty mojo and had to turn a picture in my mind into reality. Within a couple of hours I created this card.

You might think - what? a couple of hours to do that? But if you are a crafter like me, you know that sometimes to turn your idea onto a card or anything else it might  take days sometimes, even weeks!!!!
Anyway, my idea was to create a vintage style birthday card, didn't think it would turn out Victorian looking card. But I love the result.
So how did I make it? Very easy ( I know, I always say that everything I made was easy to do)
First, I distressed the edges of my card base. I used Tip Top taupe ink from Stampin' Up! and mini blending tool. this particular colour coordinates well with the designer paper and embellishments I chose for this card.

 Next I distressed edges of  the designer papers. You can use a special tool to do that but I used my scissors. be careful when you use the scissors not to cut yourself!!
I ripped the paper a little bit on the edges to give it a bit more of a vintage look.

Next I just glued everything together. Sorry forgot to take some more pictures on the way. I added a few embellishments like a lace, paper roses, satin ribbon bow, antique embellishment, wooden frame, pearl gems... You will find a list of most of the products I used and some links to the shops where you can get them from at the bottom of this post.

You know I am obsessed with vintage style crafts, and I don't think this will ever change.
I Looove this card!!! It is so elegant. I am sure the person that gets it will be delighted!!

Now making a box for this card. Not sure yet if it will be a matching box or just a plain one....will see.

I would like to enter my card into a 'Ten Wyjatkowy dzien' challenge at

I am also entering my card into ANYTHING GOES challenge at

And one more ANYTHING GOES  challenge I am entering my card into at Crafting With An Attitude

one more challenge I am entering my card in is Anything Goes at Scrap & Craft

I really hope you like this card. Maybe you would like to make one like this yourself!!
Here are some of the products I used and links to the shops:
- Tip Top taupe Ink pad - Stampin' Up!
- Jayne antique embellishment and pearl gems  from Imagine DIY
- Mirror frame (chipboard); Studio 75- Mr&Mrs Black 12x12 Paper Pad from Love To Craft & Create

Thank you so much for visiting my blog. I hope you like my new creation!
have a lovely Thursday
Mazzy xx


  1. Well, I love this vintage look. That image of the vintage lady is fabulous and all of the ellements that you used really add to,the look. Very nice job. I bet the box/ envelope will match. Thanks for joining us at Seize the Birthday.
    Barbara DT member

    1. Thank you so much for your comment. Yes, the box i made eventually does match the card!!

  2. Amazing card. I love every element of it.
    Thank you for joining us at CWAA.
    BożenA DT CWAA


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