Sunday, July 23, 2017

Create with TLC Vintage Summer Blog Hop

Welcome to the
I hope you arrived here from
and see what awesome art she made.
If you happen to loose your way,
you can always go back to the Create with TLC Blog,
where you find all 14 paricipants.
You don't want to miss any blog,
for on all blogs you can find FREEBIE images.

Now let's show you what I came up with:
When i started making mycards, I had a slight
printer problem.....everything came out sepia!
Needed to order new color refills, but that took time,
so as this is a Vintage Summer hop, I thought it
was just a fun coincidence and I decided to use them
for my cards.
This card is build up in layers. I was thinking
of the old fashioned photograpers, where one
poses for a picture and then it is behind
a cut out shape. 
Here is the colored image for you to grab and make your own 
cards with. Just click with your right mouse button
and save it to your computer.
I cut out the shape from kraft colored cardstock
and embossed it with a wavy shape, that I colored 
with vintage photo distress ink. The sentiment is also from 
Create with TLC and you find it as another freebie below.
So I decorated the card with paper flowers, a ribbon
and some cut out shells. I colored the shells with 
glitter glue.

For my second card I wanted a little more color and 
for this I  used a few stencils and distress oxides inks.
The sun is a die and the sentiment is one I found in my
Create with TLC sentiment folder and perfect for this card.
At the bottom of the card some raffia is tied around
and a flower added. Love the powder pink color for
vintage cards.

Yeah!! my cartidges arrived yesterday and now I can print the 
Summer image in color. I decided to make some ATC's with it.
So I printed the image small size (that is the advantage of
digital images, you can use them anysize!)

This is card 1:
atc's are 3,5x2,5 inch, so it is small
even though you do not see this on the picture.
The sentiment is another oldie from
Create with TLC, the seahorse is by

For card 2 I used the shell stamp by
Michael Strong and added cute little 
sticky pearls. I cut up the sentiment
for a more decorative look.

Here - on card 3 - I used the complete sentiment.
Blue baker's twine because of the sea
and the fish stamp from Michael Strong
is stamped on shrinky dink, so now it
is small enough for the atc.

Well enough ideas I think for you to use the
great image and sentiments from Create with TLC.

Not enough? Go to 
and see what she has come up with
and what freebies she has for you.

Thank you for looking
and have a creative day!


Daffodil Cards said...

OH! my goodness, what wonderful creations, love the sepia colour of the first couple, great designs and they shout Summer. Love them.

Desire Fourie said...

Absolutely gorgeous creations Hetty with this fun summer image of Paulette. Thank you so much for the freebie image and sentiment.
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CarlavdM said...

Wat een leuke serie kaarten voor de TLC-blog hop Hetty.

TracyM #6773 said...

WOW - wonderful cards!
LOVE how you have used the fabulous image, such clever and creative designs!
Thank You for sharing, inspiring and the freebie :)

crafty-stamper said...

Gorgeous vintage cards and great idea using the aperture-love the little ATC set too-thank you for the freebie
Carol x

Tlc Creations said... were on a roll. I love all of them. Especially how you framed the black and white one. Everything is just gorgeous. Thank you for your creativity and cleverness.

Craftymumz Creations said...

Wonderful creation! Thank you!

Crafting Vicky said...

That was a happy accident because your cards turned out fabulous!!!!

Kathleen said...

3 very different, but all lovely cards!

Wendy Bellino said...

Hetty! Your printer hiccup turned out to be the perfect effect for your vintage cards! You really did a great job creating a vintage feel with the die cut layer. You are the queen of details! AND a bonus group of ATC's? AWESOME!

Shelly Schmidt said...

I had the same issue with the printer : ) I did not use the image in Sepia though- no time, love, love the ATC's you made in color, and Wow, love your sepia cards!

NanaConnie said...

Those are all wonderful, Hetty, with or without color and I like the non-color ones just a bit better. You are so right about them fitting the vintage theme even better. :-D Thanks for great the inspiration.

Laura said...

So much FUN IN THE SUN on your blog post today! Love all your creations! You did a great job working with the black and white images for the Vintage cards! Love the layering, textures and embellishments! The ATCs in with the color image are so pretty too! Amazing how you are able to squeeze so much into the small ATC size. THanks for sharing!

Suze said...

Sometimes printers can do things that change the image in a positive way! Mine does unhelpful things like putting a green streak through the image! Love the contrast of the sepia against the colours you used. Also, love the printed ones in the ATCs. You certainly have been busy with this image.

Edwina said...

Hetty, Your cards and ATC's are fabulous! I love all of this. Such a great image to use. Such a fun theme. Thanks for the Create with TLC image. Edwina Brown

Gail said...

Hatty had fun!! TFS all these lovely creations! Thanks for the freebie and the hop - blessings

cass said...

Wonderful image and great cards.

Lisa Lynn said...

Hetty, you cards and ATCs are just so fun. Really love how you removed the color from the image too and what great flowers.

Kiwi said...

Lovely cards! I only have a black laser printer not,so this would be ideal just using greyscale(think that's an option,lol) TFS

Granmargaret said...

Lovely work. Thank you for your inspiration on this blog hop and thank you for the lovely freebie.

Rene from OZ x said...

Many thanks
Rene from OZ x

Rene from OZ x said...

Thank you.
Rene from OZ x

kiwimeskreations said...

What a great set of cards Hetty - love how you have varied the use of the image, and the fish is fabulous!

Unknown said...

LOVELY cards!! Thank you for sharing.

Cindy in Wisconsin said...

I love the way you made the best of a bad situation, using the sepia prints of Paulette's sweet image! Thanks for sharing and for being part of this blog hop!

Loose Stitches said...

Beautiful creations, love all the ways you used the image! Thank you for sharing!
Hugs, Sherry x
Loose Stitches and Unraveled Threads

Michael said...

Wow Hetty, you have been a busy girl! I love black & white and I love all the cards you made, Thanks for organizing us
Big Hugs,