Victorian Sisters and Frame

Good Sunday morning! I am having a wonderful, restful weekend.  I hope you are as well.  I have a sweet project to share with you today.  I made it for the Splitcoaststampers Inspiration Challenge. The inspiration site was the Victorian Trading Company and I was inspired by Roses and Violette Photo Surround.

roses & violette photo surrounds

Here is what I came up with.

KC Vintage Sisters 3 right

I stamped the Sisters image Rubbernecker Vintage on watercolor paper using Chocolate Brilliance,


Sisters 002

heat set and lightly watercolored the image with distress reinkers to look like the old fashioned sepia photos that were hand colored back in the day.

KC Vintage Sisters 3 center

I used my new Spellbinders Floral Oval Die for the frame and Floral Flourishes, Martha Stewart Flower Punch and EK Success Rock Fern Punch to create the floral spray around the photo. I wanted the flowers to match the clothing and cheeks of the girls so I punched flowers using the vanilla cardstock and lightly sponged the edges of the petals. I formed them with a stylus and mat. I placed pearls in each flower center to bring one more Victorian touch to the frame.

KC Vintage Sisters 3 left

Check out my frame tutorial if you would like to see step by step photos of how I create my mated frames.

Thanks for stopping in.

Floral OvalsClassic Ovals SMFloral Flourishes                Accents, Glossy        Distress Ink Pad, Antique Linen    Distress Re-Inkers, Antique Linen                              Pearls, Snow  Glue Dots, 3/8Sizzix Big Shot Machine, Black & PinkHigh Tack Double-Sided Foam Mounting Tape, 1/2Ink Blending Tool

Stamps: Rubbernecker 2010 Vintage Collection- Sisters- 502-07
Paper: Watercolor, Vanilla
Ink: Chocolate Brilliance,
Distress Inks– Spun Sugar, Antique Linen, Scattered Straw
Accessories: Spellbinders Floral Oval and Classic Oval Dies, Martha Stewart Flower Punch, EK Success Rock Fern Punch, Stylus, Mat,
Glossy Accents, Mounting Tape, Pearls, Glue Dots

9 thoughts on “Victorian Sisters and Frame”

  1. Awww…Kitty, you can always take something beautiful and make it even more gorgeous! Your sweet card with all those lovely layers and flowers is just precious!
    Thank you for sharing! 🙂

  2. Another work of art that defines the word *Sweet*. It would have been adorable with just the B&W image, but you took it one step further by adding the sepia tones which just cause these images to pop off the page. Love it !

  3. I just came upon your blog while browsing card ideas on splitcoaststampers. I think I’ve read all of your tutorials. Your style is breath-taking and just so beautiful. Thank you for sharing your wonderful techniques. I can’t wait to give them a try. I’ve added you to my Google reader. Can’t wait to see more of your work!

  4. very pretty, like the idea of coloring the photo, reminds me of the older pictures too. In fact I have one with that done to it of me when I was a kid…. just young now, growing younger everyday with this wonderful hobby and friends……thanks for sharing…..hugs and smiles.

  5. OMG, Kittie…you have brought those adorable little girls to life with your beautiful coloring and amazing frame….this is sooo gorgeous!!!!!


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