Monday, February 17, 2014

Vintage Cameo Card

Hi everyone! A new week and a new challenge at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog, A Cameo Appearance. Such a fun theme!

My grandmother had a vintage cameo brooch, which I can remember very well. I thought the Henry & Harriet stamp by Darkroom Door fit well with this theme and decided to make a card with it as a focal piece. You can use any cameos to embellish the card.

For the background, I aged a piece of manila cardstock with Tsukineko Walnut Ink Crystals, which give a really nice effect. Dilute the crystals in warm water. While the paper was still wet, I sprinkled some dry crystals on the paper. The background was stamped with Darkroom Door splatter stamps and script stamp.

I stamped the image with Archival Ink and coloured it with Derwent Inktense pencils. It was also splattered with some Walnut Stain Distress Ink. 

Love this pen nib stamp, which has seven different pen nibs. I stamped them on leftover walnut stained paper and cut three of them out.

I hope you will join us this week! As always, on random participant wins a $50 gift voucher from Simon Says Stamp.

Thank you for the visit!


Surfaces: Ranger Manila Cardstock; Core'dinations Tim Holtz Kraft-Core cardstock; Neenah Smooth Classic Cream
Stamps: Darkroom Door: Henry & Harriet, Paint Splats, Pen Nibs, Love Letters Vol. 1
Ink: Ranger Archival Ink: Jet Black, Potting Soil; Distress Ink: Gathered Twigs, Walnut Stain
Walnut Crystals: Tsukineko Walnut Ink Antiquing Crystals
Pencils: Derwent Inktense Coloured Pencils
Embellishments: Jolee's Boutique French General Layered Metal Resin Cameos


  1. so much grungy inky goodness - love it!

  2. I love this gorgeous card. I have a cameo that would fit this theme that I found in a box of bits that were originally my grandmothers, unfortunatly it's not an heirloom.

    Sue xx

  3. Wow this is stunning and thank you for stopping by mine and leaving such a sweet comment on my "A Little bit of Love" art journal page, really appreciate it :)
    hugs and xxx

  4. Ohh wow! This is so pretty! Love the grungy feel of it! And the cameo's on the side are lovely! Hugs, Sandra

  5. Stunning card, I love the inky walnut backdrop. The images just sit perfectly against the backdrop and I love the cameos. Love the vintage feel too. Tracy x

  6. Brilliant vintage look - love all the splodges and splatters - fabulous!
    Alison xx

  7. Walnut crystals are one of my crafting essentials, I love them so much and how I love your background and the whole of this card.
    Beautiful that you included the cameos, a reminder of your Grandmother.

  8. Anna-Karin...your card is gorgeous. I love the brown hues that you've used on this with the additions of the pink background and also cameos. That vintage image of the couple is so lovely and I love the script background, too. Those pen nibs really are such a nice detail as are the distressed edges of the papers. As always, I love your work! <3 Candy

  9. The distressing and detailing on this piece is just totally lovely, Anna-Karin!

    Simon Says Stamp!

  10. Beautiful!
    I love the touch of lace peeping out. So romantic. So sweet. And your background is inky awesomeness. :)

  11. Hi Anna Kerin,

    You really have a talent for vintage looking projects. All the small touches make your card look like someone could have unearthed it out of Grandmother's attic... looking authentically beautiful!


  12. Wow! This piece has such a stunning vintage vibe! I love the incorporation of the pen nibs and you framed that couple beautifully. I felt like it was one of those cool old-time photo's that I could step into. Great combination of elements!

  13. your work is amazing, love your work and this project too

  14. As always, this is just amazing work Anna-Karin and once again, I'm drawn into the piece which for me, tells such a wonderful story!! I love it... :)

  15. so lovely! beautiful touch with the cameo!

  16. Amazing card! These stamps are wonderful and you used them in a stunning way as always! BArbarayaya

  17. This is wonderfully artful and charming. And I love the brown and pinks coloring!

  18. Such a clever design idea for using those cameos. Love it. Jenny x

  19. Beautiful! The layers and inky colors are so lovely. The cameos make a beautiful embellishment to this sweet couple!

  20. This is such a fabulous design, Anna-Karin. Love the gorgeous vintage color scheme and the layers of paper. The stamped image is totally wonderful! :)

  21. Vintage elegance!!! Just gorgeous all around!

  22. Such a beautiful vintage card Anna-Karin! The splattered background adds such an awesome touch and the trio of cameos are amazing!

  23. I agree with everyone...this whole card is spectacular...from the vintage feel to the distressing to the layering...such a lovely card Anna..

    Nancy T.

  24. Love the vintage look and the design. Thanks for showing Anneke.

  25. Love the vintage look and the design. Thanks for showing Anneke.


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