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Wednesday, 6 November 2019

Vintage Ephemera With an Added Cup of Tea (by Judith)

Hello everyone, I have a couple of vintage themed projects to share with you today using the stamps that we launched last month on our TV shows on Hochanda. These fabulous new stamps are so useful, and can be used with lots of your existing stamps, as you will see from the first project that I have created.

I coloured some drawing cartridge with some cold tea, and then sprinkled the background with sea salt, leaving it to dry. I brushed the grains of salt away, and then stamped one of the images from Baroque Ephemera 1 randomly over the background. I dry brushed some pale blue chalky paint over the top, to push the images into the background. I really like the blue and beige combination.

I stamped Floral Grunge over the top, using Archival Ink, and also stamped the flower head a couple of times onto  spare piece of background paper, also coloured with tea. I cut these out, and stamped the same ephemera image over the top, so that they look as if they had been stamped onto a piece of text. I decoupaged the images onto the background. I added some ricrac, also painted with the blue paint. I created a little tag by dry brushing a section of lolly stick with the paint, and stamping a word from Baroque Ephemera 2 over the top. A black brad and black card to mat the background complete the card.

I used some of the same background to complete my second card. I used the alphabet strip to create a frame around the edge. I added a postcard created by stamping onto another piece of the background, and adding a section of Movie Strip Collage in the corner. I added the lovely butterfly from Happy Flower's Day, and coloured both of these images simply with watercolour pencils and a water brush. I added tickets stamped from the ephemera stamp sets and some little stamps complete the card.

Both cards were a lot of fun to create, the stamps are great for building up backgrounds, and adding a little something extra to your projects. They can be mixed with your other stamps or create something special in their own right. I hope that you will enjoy playing with them as much as I have!

Thanks for stopping by,

Judith xx


  1. Two brilliant cards Judith and the Ephemera stamps do go beautifully with the flowers and butterflies, and love the added ricrac braid on the first which finishes it perfectly. x

  2. Very elegant both, and so delicate! Great inspirations!

  3. Absolutely gorgeous and I think I'm falling in love with the grunge floral, it's definitely one that's now on my Chocolate Baroque wish list x


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