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Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Vintage Bathing Belle (1) - Tuesday 4th June

Good Morning Friends,

Today I wanted to share a card with you that I made some time ago but hadn't blogged. I've been playing with this stamp again recently as we are using it in our workshop this week - not this card, I'll share that one with you on Thursday.

The stamp is by Crafty Individuals, which I have to say has become one of my favourite stamp designers over the past year. They are mostly very small and quite 'arty' and 'quirky', but they all seem to have endless possibilities!

When I made this one I was playing around with some 'paper engineering' ideas and decided to make a very simple pop up card.

 I stamped the beach huts on some glossy paper and then created the background using distress inks and gold cosmic shimmer mist for a mottled 'sandy' effect. I then stamped the bather with black archival and heat embossed with clear powder and coloured the parasol and pool of water with watered down distress ink. I also stamped and embossed the seagulls, sentiment and little shell.

Finally for the front I matted and layered on gold and teal card stock.

For the inside I stamped the bather again and added a hint of colour with distress ink and constructed the pop up by making a 'step' in the centre to add her to, finishing off with the sentiment, ribbon and a little silver shell  from my stash  box.

Thanks so much for stopping y and reading my blog, hope you like what you see!

Love and Hugs,
Carole X


  1. This is such a fun card Carole. Love the images you have used and the backgrounds you have created for them too. Have a good day. Love from Christine xx

  2. Hi Carole,
    I don't like this card. I love it. lol. as the advert says.
    Well this is an amazing stamp. Love what you have created with it. Fab colours used and that sand is amazing. A really superb card all round.
    I haven't made a pop up card in ages, now you've got me thinking.
    Have a wonderful crafty day.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  3. Morning Carole

    What an amazing card!!! Love your images choices.

    Fantastic inside and out!!

    You are a clever lady .. .. I bet your classes are always full!

    Have a good day.

    Love Jules xx

  4. I have this stamp and have to agree with you, they are a great company. I love how you have used it here, can't wait to test my toes in the sea this year either! Love barb x

  5. Oh I agree too Carole, CI make some brilliant stamps. I love what you did with this stamp, the pop-up inside looks amazing and your colouring is beautiful, I love that very English sky! A really beautiful card. Hugs, Anne x

  6. Great card Carole, love the pop up & also how the 'shell in your pocket' is peeking from underneath the corner. I've enjoyed playing with this stamp this week too, hopefully our group of crafty ladies will enjoy using it on Thursday aswell. See you soon
    Amy x

  7. love the pop up! thanks for visiting me, jenx

  8. Lovely vintage creation Carole..


  9. OMG soooo amazing card, Carole, love these blue tones,,,and the vintage effect,,,,, you inpired me to create my own Vintage Bathing Set...