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Monday, 11 November 2019

Vintage Ephemera by Debbie

Gosh don't the weeks just whiz by, can't believe Christmas is almost upon us again. It's my turn on the blog today and a chance to share my samples from the October show with all the lovely vintage themed stamps.

My first thought when I saw the plethora of labels, tickets and old postcards was to make a mini scrapbook so I began by making a "masterboard" in 2 complimenting colours. I took most of the small stamps from Baroque Ephemera1 and Baroque Ephemera 2 and placed them randomly on a large acrylic block. I used Distress Inks Wild Honey, Tea Dye, Weathered Wood, Frayed Burlap and Hickory Smoke to sponge over 2 A4 sheets of card. I then over stamped with the stamps on my block using Versafine Vintage Sepia to form a great background.

I die cut the 2 sheets then and stuck the 2 colourways back to back to form my mini scrapbook. I used old family photos to compliment the general look and added lace, paper flowers, buttons, pearls, washi tape etc before putting all together with a book ring.

 Also featured in the October shows on Hochanda  was Movie Strip and I was really pleased how well this went with the Ephemera stamps.
For the next sample I simply white embossed the flower onto white card and added some black Brushos before spraying with water and letting the Brushos do their thing. I just love the fact that you never know what you're going to end up with! I stamped a few of the vintage stamps randomly using Versafine Onyx Black.

 I then took a 7 x 7  ivory card blank and stamped with  Versafine Vintage Sepia before layering the image onto orange card and attaching to the card blank.

 A closer look

For my final sample for this time I've used another lovely floral stamp Floral Grunge.
I took a white A4 card blank and masked the top and bottom with masking tape leaving a band in the centre approx. 3" wide. I then sponged Distress inks Wild honey, Peeled Paint and Rusty Hinge over this band and when the inks were dry I carefully removed the tape.
I used Floral Grunge to stamp  in 3 areas partly over the inked area using Versafine Onyx Black. I like the clean simplicity of this design.

That's all for this time but I'll be back later in the month with more samples. 
Bye for now Debbie


  1. Wow!!! Your vintage creation with the heart shape is just AMAZING!!! Thanks for sharing!! Love the card too!!

  2. I love the mini scrapbook Debbie and the Ephemera stamps look great in the background and the added old photos with the texture from the lace and burlap, buttons, paper flowers and washi which all add to the interest. The first card is quite dramatic with the white embossed flower and black Brusho powder and also the ephemera words in brown stamped in the background, and lots of lovely autumn colours in the masked strip on the last with another pretty flower stamped over the top and with another wonderful sentiment..all beautifully done. x

  3. Beautiful makes, absolutely stunning album!

  4. WOW! Such beautiful pieces of artwork. I would never have thought of using my heart die to create a little photo album be it looks great and will be a great piece to pass on x


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