Thursday, 14 June 2018

Post 447: Set of 2 Grungy Vintage Cards

Hi friends!

I'd like to share Two Grungy Vintage Cards. This was part of my DT work for Bob n Betty. All the details are here. I used Tim Holtz Paper dolls, Bob n Betty's Classics Decoupage Specialty Papers, Creative Embellishment Chippies- Butterflies set of 5 & distressed grid Stencil, Finnabair Mediums and 49 & Market and Mudra Stamps here. 

Here are a few photos of the cards:

Card 1: Finders Keepers

Card 2: Shine Brightly


1. Cut one of the papers from the Classics Collection of Decoupage Specialty Papers, distressed the edges, darkened them with Vintage Photo distress ink and created mats for these panels
2. Did background stamping with archival inks and background stenciling with heavy white gesso (any type of texture paste will do)
3. Created a grungy look by adding color with sprays and created drips and splatter
4. For the focal elements, used Tim Holtz Paper dolls. Layered washi tape, thread, gauze, chipboards and gems and added some blue color as well. For the sentiments, used Tim Holtz metallic stickers
5. Adhered the panels to the mats and mounted these on the large sized card bases. To create dimension between the paper layers, used 3d foam tape

I am playing along with the following challenges:

2018 Paper Dolls- Topic 10 @PaperArtsy (used Tim Holtz Paper Dolls here)

A Vintage Journey June Challenge- Stencil it (used 1 stencil here)

Country View Challenges- June 2018- The written word (the decoupage paper making up the main panel has text all over it and I added text stamping as well)

Creative Embellishments June Challenge (I was inspired by the vintage photo and colors & used Creative Embellishment Chippies- Butterflies set of 5 & distressed grid Stencil )

Thanks a lot for your precious time :)
Stay Blessed!


  1. Lovely card, love the butterfly over the woman. Thanks for joining in the challenge at Creative Embellishments.

  2. Preeti, you must know how much I adore your mixed media cards! I love the grungy, vintage vibe, but your very special touches! I've never seen the Paper Dolls look so magical! And of course, I am so happy to see you've played along with us at A Vintage Journey! Hugs!

  3. These are so pretty and yet grungy at the same time - how do you do that lol. I love the fabri and threads, they always add so much to a card. Thank you so much for joining in with our challenge at Country View Crafts, and have a very happy weekend, Sue xx

  4. LOVE the grungy effect-between the sun catcher and the Butterfly-WOW-super! Thanks again for joining us at CE!

  5. Love your earthy colors and butterfly women - great collage of stampings and stenciling! thanks for sharing with us at A Vintage Journey this month! Julia xx

  6. Your cards are wonderful, Preeti! I love the grunginess and the hidden girls behind the butterflies.
    Thank you so much for joining in with our challenge at Country View Craft this month.
    Evelyn xx

  7. Gorgeous set of cards - the way you created a fairy lady is too cool.

  8. Wow, such an fantastic project!! Great use of that stencil The details are amazing! Thanks so much for adding it to our Stencil It challenge at A Vintage Journey!

  9. another fabulous creation. these are so perfect! Thank you for joining us at Creative Embellishments

  10. Both beautiful! I love the layers and the colours and subtle embellishing to finish them off. Thanks so much for joining us on A Vintage Journey.
    Alison x

  11. Congrats on being chosen Pinworthy with these lovely creations over at AVJ!!