I'm all Christmased out at the mo when it comes to making cards, so I rummaged through my DT box and found these gorgeous Maja Vintage Autumn Basics papers which totally inspired me to make something monochrome and vintage. I've added links to the products at the end of the post except for the papers, I discovered they weren't on the website, Tracy does have these in stock but she's been super busy so you may have to wait till after the Christmas holidays to see them appear, when they do you should be able to find them with the other Vintage Autumn Basics here.
I really like how this turned out, I thought it would be ideal as an anniversary card, but you could just as easily use it for a valentine, wedding or engagement card, or just to say 'I love you'. The little banners are just cut from the decorative border on the bottom of the paper, I just decorated with some little spots of liquid pearls and popped them up on some foam. Love that Clock die from Cherry Lyn, see it's useful for so much more than just steampunk cards!
I used one of my all time favourite Tiddly Inks stamps, Happily Ever After', love this, it's so versatile for anything coupley. The papers worked so fabulously together I thought I'd paper piece them, though I should have paid more attention and got more of the roses on her dress instead of the leaves lol. Paper piecing is great for using up scraps and also helps if you're not too confident with your colouring skills.
Inside you can see the paper I used on her dress, with all the roses this time!
If you prefer more colour, you can always use coloured embellishments, or use the coloured papers from the range (or one of the other Maja Vintage Basics ranges that Tracy stocks, they'd work just as well.
That's it from me today, hope you like it and that Christmas doesn't have you too wiped out. Don't forget to drop by my blog for a chance to win a £15 Dies to Die for voucher, it's open till Christmas eve :) xx