Friday, 16 April 2010

Vintage card - Ophelia

My first love when I started card making was/is vintage, I love the soft muted tones, the romance and the dreaminess of a by gone era. This stamp is called Ophelia, for those that don't know Ophelia is a Character in Hamlet wrote by William Shakespeare and she fell in love with Hamlet and was so rejected by him that she went insane.
I used olive green and wine coloured ink, pretty cherry blossoms a text stamp by Stampin Up and a bit of love to finish the card.

Attention to detail...

A close up of Ophelia, distressed edges, notebook spiral punch used too, you can see the vines in the bottom right corner, just very thin pieces of card wrapped around my tweezers into a spiral shape.


I found the most pretty ribbon in my local haberdashery, hearts, shear ribbon and beads, what more could I ask for?

28 comments:

saved by scrapping! said...

truly lovely :)

Myrna said...

Jak,
This is a gorgeous card.
Myrna

My'scardcorner said...

WOW Just beautiful Jak
Myrax

Poppet said...

What a serene looking card, beautiful.
:-) xx

Mad Mary said...

Absolutely gorgeous card Jak and I just love what you have done on it. I think the flowers on the corner just finish this card to perfection.

Mary x

June said...

Beatiful vintage card and i love that colour combination its a wow !!
Hugs June xxxxxx

Nannieflash said...

Oh Jak, thats stunning I love the Vintage look and this is quite beautiful. With love and hugs Shirleyxx

Rosietoes said...

Beautiful image Jak. I love the way you have worked the two colours together and the trimmings are fabulous.
Edna x

Pamela said...

This is beautiful Jak. Stunning colours.

Pam x

Marge said...

Jak, this is sooo pretty -- your colors are gorgeous and that trim is so perfect!!!

ursula Uphof said...

This is a magnificent card Jak, Never yet tried a vintage one.

Cazz said...

Jak, as always, you just take my breathe away with your cards xxx And this one is no exception - just beautiful xx

caroline said...

I was never one much for vintage cards but i really like this one, you definitely have captured the romance and the colours are superb
. You have definitely changed my mind on the vintage theme now.
caroline

Karen J said...

Just stunning Jak xx

Hamrow said...

I just love the way you put everything together. The colours are absolutely perfect and everything compliments the whole thing.

Villý Vilhjálms said...

This card is really gorgeous and I love all the little details on it. Really inspiring and the colors work wonderfully together.

Rainmac said...

Wow this card s beautiful, gorgeous colours and details x

Grenouille Greetings said...

This is stunning! I wouldn't think to do vintage in a colour other than brown or black but your green works really well! Beautiful! Warmest wishes, Lesley

Emily said...

Drop dead gorgeous Jak! I don't think I've seen anything better in a vintage card. Love the colors and your wonderful distressing job:))

Regina said...

Beautiful card,lovely colours and papers and gorgeous image. The coordinating flowers look lovely.
Regina*

Crealan said...

Very beautiful! I love vintage

trish said...

Beautiful soft vintage card Jak- love the colours.
Hugs,
Trish

JAN said...

wow what a glorious card

Diane J said...

A beautiful vintage card.
Diane x

Birgit said...

That's another card which is right up my alley. I definitely like vintage -- and this image (and card as a whole) is so very elegant. GREAT work! :)

Happy creating,
Birgit

Estelle - The Stampsmith said...

Jak! This card is so beautiful! A stamper who saw it and ordered Ophelia from me gave me the link and I'm beyond delighted to see your beautiful work!
Keep creating gorgeous pieces.
Rubber hugs,
Estelle
http://www.stampsmith.net

Вика pikkk said...

beautiful card! so delicate colours and flowers! gorgeous!

Paula Gale said...

The two colours together on this card go really well together - and the image really has a romantic feel to it.

Paula x x x