Saturday, 8 October 2011

A Victorian Inspired Card

I am a member of a Facebook page called Sell Your Crafts Here. It is a page where crafters can sell or even swap their excess crafting stash. There is also a weekly challenge on this page which all members are welcome to enter.
The theme of this weeks challenge was "Victorian". I really struggled with the theme at first, as I don't own any Victorian stamps or images. But having done a little research into the greetings cards from this era (OK ....I Googled - lol!) I noticed that a lot of the cards were floral and doily based. As I have both of these elements in plentiful supply, I came up with this 8 x8 card.

It really was so simple and satisfying to make. Going against all the rules, I glued the outer edge of the doily to pale blue bobble dots card stock then poked the wire flower stems through some of the holes in the centre of the doily. I added a peel off in each corner and pricked, matted and layered a decorative piece of card in the centre and added a sentiment.

Love this card so much I am going to make another one in a different colour and may even distress the doily with some distress inks! Watch this space!!


  1. well done debz still love cant wait to see the distressed

  2. Very Pretty & very Victorian looking!
    Great work
    Dawn xx

  3. Hiya! Just popped over from the FB group. Love the card and good luck with the challenge. (Should be 29 followers now - it can feel like you're talking to yourself sometimes with this blogging lark!!!)

  4. That's lovely Debz - good luck with the challenge.

    Catherine x