Friday, 22 November 2013

Burnished Keys

Today's card uses a stamp and a die from the new Heartfelt Creations Floral Key Collection.

The stamp is a background stamp called Burnished Key and the coordinating die cuts out all of the keys in one go. 

I stamped the background stamp onto a piece of milk card, using the new Wendy Vecchi Archival Ink Pad called Potting Soil. 

I trimmed the card to fit the background and then distressed the edges with a pair of open scissors. I then inked around the distressed edges with the same Potting Soil Ink Pad and curled two of the corners in, as shown.

The top layer was then matted onto a piece of vintage gold card, then a piece of brown card with another mat of milk card and finally a piece of the gold card again.

The messy bow was made using some ivory vintage ribbon and some brown and cream bakers twine, finished off with a metal key from the Creative Expressions Fancy Key Charms pack in the centre of the bow.

To make the little keys hanging from the bunting and to 3D some of the main elements of the background piece, the background stamp was stamped onto a piece of the vintage gold card using the Potting Soil Archival Ink pad. The stamped image was then cut out using the matching die so that all of the keys and locks were cut into separate pieces. The larger ones I placed over the background image using foam pads. The smaller keys were added to the Bakers Twine. 

Happy crafting!


  1. Great card loving the elements thanks for sharing with us at the crafty bloggers network facebook page crafty hugs Kelly dt x

  2. Love this card Tracey, so vintage looking. The keys and sentiments look great

  3. A fabulous card, can't wait to get my hands on these stamps and dies!

  4. Wonderful card, love the stamp and the fact you can die cut the keys.

    Sylv xx
    Crafty Bloggers Network DT

  5. Fabulous Tracey, I love it!!!!

    Linda xxx

  6. This is super - love all those keys!!

  7. Gorgeous card Tracey , really love what you did with it here and love the colour you chose. Kim xx