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Victorian Greeting Cards

Hello Craft Friends!

Dana here! Today I'll be creating 3 different greeting cards with embellishments. I also will share a Man style card. I know sometimes it's hard to come up with Masculine card designs. So I hope I will inspire you with the design I came up with.

To create these cards I am using the  June Cards, Tags and More kit. Wait till you see the gorgeous papers in this kit. They are from Studio Light's " Victorian Dreams" collection. You get a full 8x8 paper pad with 36 sheets in all! That's quite a value. But there's more. Also included are Tres Jolie chipboard Swirls/Scrolls 

49 and Market flowers- Thistle Florets, Prima Marketing Wood Embellishments 86 pieces, White cardstock 5 sheets, Ultimate Crafts- Bella Collection Royalty Embossing folder! Here's a photo of the Card kit:

Be sure to order early because they sell out quickly.From my stash I'll be using Tim Holtz Distress Ink Gathered Twigs,  Pickled Raspberry, Shaded Lilac to Ink all my papers and embellishments, Pearl gems pink, 49 and Market flowers, Prima Chalk Ink-Sweet Pea, foam dots, white Embossing powder, Stickles Glitter Diamond and Versamark Clear ink, Score board and bone folder, diecut/Embossing machine. 

Card 1: I cut my white cardstock (from kit) to measure 4 & 1/4 x 5 & 3/4 inches. Fold and crease with bone folder. Cut another white piece of cardstock the same size. Now taking my Tim Holtz Distress Ink-Pickled Raspberry and an ink dabber, I lightly applied the Distress Ink over inside top flap of my Embossing folder. See photo:

Close Embossing folder and run it through your Embossing machine. Here's how your embossed paper will look:

Next add some Tim Holtz Distress Ink Shaded Lilac over top of the same embossed piece. Here's a photo:

Adhere your embossed piece onto your card base using foam dots. 

Next using some Oval dies in my stash, I diecut 2 Oval shapes, inked edges and adhered to the center of my card. See photo:

Now take one of the Tres Jolie chipboard Swirls and glue along the bottom right corner. Take one of the Prima Wood Embellishments (lady head) and glue over top of your chipboard piece. I glued some 49 & Market flowers on the bottom edge. Here's acouple photos of my finished card:

Card 2: I cut my white cardstock to measure 7 x 5 inches. Crease and fold so your card lies horizontally. Cut a piece of light purple paper from your paper pad to measure 6 & 3/4 x 4 & 3/4 inches. This leaves a nice white border edge all around.

Now take a piece of the patterned paper with the piled teacups and Roses. I tore my paper diagonally and inked along the edges.  Glue in place on the right side. See photo:

Now take your other Tres Jolie chipboard Swirls and glue onto the top left corner of your card. Taking a scalloped die from my stash, I diecut this lady image from my scrap paper.

Glue over bottom edge of your chipboard piece. I glued a purple flower on my chipboard at the top and a few purple Pearl gems. I then applied some Stickles Diamond glitter on the small roses on the lady's hat. Here's some photos:

Masculine card #3: From my stash, i chose one of the Tres Jolie chipboard Gate pieces you can find them here: 

Take your white cardstock in your kit, cut a card measuring 7x5 inches. Cut a patterned  paper the same size as your card base.  Glue your paper on your card base. Take out 2 pieces of the patterned papers with the image of the man in the black hat and mansion background. You'll also need one of the Prima Marketing Wood head (male) see photo: 

 Now take your Tres Jolie Chipboard Gate and apply Versamark Clear ink to the top. Then sprinkle some white Embossing powder over top, shake off any excess embossing powder and heat with your embossing gun. See photo:

 I fussycut out the man image, mansion, cluster of flowers and lantern from my leftover scrap paper. From the other leftover paper, I cut out a square piece measuring 5 inches  around and keeping the scene with the mansion in the background as well as the man image.

I centered onto my card base, making sure it fits behind my chipboard Gate. I traced around the arched gate at the top with a pencil and the trimmed away this from my square piece of paper. See photo:

 With foam dots I adhered the fussycut mansion piece on top of the matching image on my square piece of paper.  Here's a closeup:

Now I took the Prima marketing Wood Embellishment and applied Prima Chalk Ink Knotted Wood over the surface and then glued onto the front of my chipboard Gate.I glued the fussycut purple flowers along the bottom edge of the gate. Taking a Uniquely Creative Stamp set from our Tres Jolie May Cards Tags and More kit, I stamped a Happy birthday sentiment on the upper right corner on my card. Here's a photo of the stamp set i used. But you could use any other sentiment stamps you like. 

Here's a photo:

Then glued the man image on the leftside of the front of my chipboard Gate and lantern fussycut image at the top left corner. Here's some photos:

Hope you are inspired to create some greeting cards for your friends and family. Thanks for joining me today on the Tres Jolie Blog! Check back often to see more craft inspiration from our Design Team here at Tres Jolie kit club. 

I'll be back next week with another project I hope you'll like. Until then, have a Crafty day!


Tres Jolie has always hosted a monthly sketch or mood board challenge. So, with that being said, here are the rules.

1. This challenge is still open to everyone.

2. You can create any type of project for the challenge. 

3. You MUST say what you were inspired by. 

4. You MUST include the twist in your design. This month's theme is VINTAGE SUMMER

5. We would love to see you USE AT LEAST 1 OF Tres Jolie's products on your projects but it isn’t required to play along.

6. It MUST be a new project.

7.To have everyone eligible to win, we are limited the same winner to once every 3 months. 

Here's our Monthly Mood Board:



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