Monday, November 28, 2022

Vintage Botanicals ~ Mixed Media Monday

Hi friends!  Today's Mixed Media Monday offering is in the form of cards.

I recently purchased this beautiful 6x8 collection from 49 and Market called Curators Botanical.  I was completely smitten as I flipped through the different designs of these high quality, heavy cardstock double-sided patterned papers.  

 For each card, I did a bit of stenciling on the patterned paper, using a Cathe Holden Layered Vintage Floral Stencil from Spellbinders.  I also stamped some images using Tim Holtz Field Notes Cling Stamps.

The Specimen Dies from Tim Holtz sold out so fast!  I was lucky enough to find this one at, and I couldn't wait to use it.  The flower is printed on acetate.  I found quite a good selection on Amazon.  I glued the flower to the specimen slide that I cut using papers found in my scrap box.  I distressed the edges and added more stamped images from the Field Notes collection.

Both cards are the same in design style, but I chose to add a butterfly to this card.

I added strips of kraft washi tape to each of the cards to look like the slides were added many years ago.  I added a bit of distress ink to the edges of the tape to add to the aged look.


I'm so happy with how these cards turned out.  

 Here is a list of products I used today:

Thinlit Specimen Dies
Curators Botanical 6x8" Collection Pack
49 and Market
Cathe Holden Layered Vintage Floral Stencil
Entire Flea Market Finds Collection
Field Notes Cling Stamps

Thanks for stopping by!


Marcia Hill said...

Oh my gosh Birgit...I love LOVE how these turned out too! They are both absolutely BEAUTIFUL! I think my favorite part is how you stenciled over the dsp...I just really love that look! I can't tell you how much I love your Monday posts and look forward to them each week! I think you've definitely found your happy place using all the vintage finds to create such wonderful projects! Keep 'em coming!! Hugs. :0)

Conniecrafter said...

these are just awesome, I love the way you used your washi tape to hold down the specimen die, love your stenciling and your stamping! I agree the 49 and market goodies are all such great quality and so fun to play with!

Lisa Elton said...

The colors are wonderful! These are just lovely, Birgit!

Donna Phelan said...

These are gorgeous! Love this whole look and feel and vibe! They're beautiful! I have a couple of these little specimen cards too, a lovely and kind soul sent them to me! *MUAH*

Nancy Penir said...

Birgit, I just love seeing you playing with mixed media. You've given me so many idea. And I agree with Lisa, such beautiful colors! Hope all is going well with baby Callum.