Sunday’s Featured Stamper was Cathleen Torina. If you haven’t checked out her gallery, grab something to drink, settle in a comfy chair and check out her gallery. Her work is amazing. I browsed her gallery for quite a while on Sunday before I settled on casing this card. Mostly because I had that frame stamp from Tim’s Mini Ornates and I haven’t used it yet.


My card base is a 5″ x 10″ piece of Chocolate chip cardstock folded in half. The edges of the card front were sponged with Walnut Stain Distress Ink. The edges of a 4 1/2″ square of My Mind’s Eye Laundry Line Patterned paper were sanded, sponged with Old Paper Distress Ink and then stitched to a 4 11/16″ square of Vanilla Cardstock. Ivory Silk May Arts Ribbon was tied around the layers before those were attached to the card base with dimensionals.

The frame stamp is from the stamp set Mini Ornates. It was stamped in Walnut Stain Distress ink on Vanilla cardstock and embossed with Walnut Stain Distress Embossing Powder. The sentiment is from the same set and was also stamped in Walnut Stain ink. The frame was cut out and sponged with Old Paper Distress ink. It was adhered with dimensionals first on a Vanilla Oval, then on a scalloped Chocolate chip oval that had been sponged with Walnut Stain ink. Both ovals were cut with Petite Oval Nestabilities. Kaisercraft Pearl Pearls were added all over the card to finish it off.


For the inside of the card I cut a Chocolate Chip strip with Jumbo Scallop Borderabilities. That was adhered under a 1 3/8″ x 4 5/8″ strip of Laundry Line paper. That was stitched to a 4 5/8″ square of Vanilla cardstock. Prima Flowers with a Recollection Brad center finish off the card.

Have a wonderful day! Hugs and smiles


Stay at Home Mom of Three, Splitcoast Team Member and Copic and Spellbinders die Lover.

11 Responses to “Featured Stamper Challenge – Cathleen Torina”

  1. Gorgeous, Beate! Your stitching and bow are amazing!!!

  2. I love this card! It reminds me of Venezia – Fortuny fabrics, shabby granduer! I like the way you fussy-cut the ornate frame and all the layers. I was wondering – did you use another flourish stamp, perhaps in Old Paper, behind the sentiment, or was it patterned paper? Nice effect! The whole card is just lovely!

  3. What a gorgeous card Beate! I love how you showed the inside as well as the outside! Thanks so much for the inspiration 🙂

  4. This is BEAUTIFUL Beate! LOVE the papers and all the stitching on this!! DELISH!

  5. Wow Beate, die Karte ist wunderschön geworden.
    Liebe Grüße

  6. Hey sweet girl:) This is beautiful, it really is! Love it!

  7. Wow Beate!!! Your papers are perfect for this vintage image from Tim. I love it when someone shows the inside of a card…this is just stunning!!

  8. Wonderful work Beate, love the colors, the stitching and the beautiful bow… Great work. HUGS Silke

  9. Absolutely GORGEOUS!

  10. Ohhhhhhh! Beeeeeeautiful! *sigh*

  11. Traumhaft schön liebe Beate, ich mag den Spruch auch so gerne, das Set habe ich auch.


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