Monday, October 25, 2010

It's my first!

Happy Monday morning friends! I finally cleared enough space in my second bedroom (you know-the one buried with everything from my new craft studio room that's under construction) to create my sisters birthday card.  Just locating everything was a big job. I have been admiring the Vintage cards many are doing. I am especially fond of the work a very talented woman from Sweden, Pojjo. If you love Vintage art it would be well worth the few minutes to visit her gallery at Scrapbook.Com. She is incredible-my card "idol" as source of inspiration! I set out to try my hand at Vintage card crafting. My youngest daughter bought me some Vintage art CD's from Lunagirl Images for my birthday and I've been dying to play! This is what I came up with:

I'm really happy with it! I got to play with lace (adore it!) and flowers (my passion!)
My base was made from basic Ivory cardstock-Joann Fabrics
Brown matting was cut 3/8" smaller than base and inked with Ranger Distress Ink-vintage photo
Ivory was embossed using a 5X7 Cuttlebug Folder (I believe it was called Florishes) and edges inked with brown ink-it was a small sample cube-uncertain of brand.
My lace was cream but way to light for the card so I brewed up a strong cup of Lipton tea and soaked it for about 10 minutes,rinsed in cold H2O and hung on the line while I played with the music sheet.
Expect alot of sheet music from me....I love the look. This piece I scraplifted from Vintage Ephemera. If you are into Vintage this is a wonderful place to visit and they have everything there free for the taking. Even if you aren't into papercrafting it is a fun place to just browse through all the old photographs, postcards and art. Hummm..........back to the directions! I printed the sheet music on regular paper so it would be easier to crumple and play with. I distressed it using  the Ranger Distress Ink-Vintage photo and then sprayed it with a mist of water...crumpled...flattened and allowed to dry. ( I really didn't "mist"-my mister was missing(buried) so I didn't get the effect I wanted. I just sprinkled the water) In the mean time I printed my photo from Lunagirls-Sugar and Spice CD,tore selected edges inked with the Distressed ink then covered it with a very thin glaze of Crackle Accents by Inkssentials for that aged look.After drying I adhered the lace and Pima flowers - The sentiment was done from my computer and cut from Spellbinders label die and adhered with foam for dimension.
The antique heart was from a jewelry set I found at Micheals.
And there you have it. I love this look and plan on doing much more of it.
Thanks for looking. Would love it if you would leave a comment! Hey...if you happen to know my sister....don't give her this link just yet! *wink*
Have a super week!

1 comment:

  1. aawwww... you are tooo sweet :D thank you so much for the link to my galleri at and the kind words ... I am blushing :D
    Your card is perfekt, great vintage feeling and soft colors. :D
    Here is a link for my blog, i put more photos and other things there.

    Big hugs from mig


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