Friday, March 12, 2010

VINTAGE CARD FOR TWO CHALLENGES

Mary has made it very easy for this week's Paper Cutz Challenge...anything goes! Since I saw that The Cuttlebug Spot was having a vintage challenge this week I decided to combine both.  I created a standard A2 size card using pink cardstock from my stash. I used my Cricut to cut the card; distressed it with the Tim Holtz distress tool and inked it with Ranger Distress inks in Tea Dye and Tattered Rose. For the layers on the front and on the inside of the card I used design paper from the K&Company Classic K McKenna stack. I used my Fiskars corner rounder for the ends and ran the layer for the front of the card through my Cuttlebug using the Plum Blossoms embossing folder. I used the distress tool again and inked it with the same Distress inks to bring out the design and help with the vintage look.  The tag, vintage lace, page from an old book, mini thread spool and 'cameo' were gifts from my daughter (who collects vintage items and creates beautiful jewelry and art with them and, best of all, shares with her Mom...lucky me!!!). The 'cameo' was an inexpensive reproduction in gaudy gold so I took a silver Sharpie and an Adirondack pen and "antiqued" it!. The tag had been colored by my daughter with Twinkling H2Os and I used the Distress tool and inks to age it along with the piece of paper from the old book. The vellum behind and on the tag is actually an insert from the EK Success Rebecca Sower Nostalgiques collection which I ran through the Cuttlebug using the Swiss Dots embossing folder and then inked (I used one of the circle tags to attach the cameo to; one of the corners and a floral stick pin from the same collection). The flowers under the stick pin are from my stash; the silver tinsel is from Vintage Attic Treasures. The mini thread spool was unfinished so I used my Adirondack pens with a water brush to 'age' it. I then shredded a small piece of hemp twine from SU; placed a tiny piece of Scor-tape on the back of the spool and wrapped the twine around to give it the look of old thread; tied a small piece of chiffon ribbon to the stick pin and then added the spool.  The tag was attached to the front of the card with SU dimensionals and the stick pin with a larger pop dot; and, for the final touch, I used a small hole punch to give the scallop edge an eyelet look. Come join me and all the talented ladies on the DT at PCC for this week's 'anything goes' challenge!

14 comments:

  1. i am totally speechless! this is absolutely gorgeous!

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  2. Terry--This is absolutely gorgeous. Gosh, I just love it. You got vintage down pat. Such beautiful details and lovely embellishments.

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  3. Absolutely beautiful! I love vintage cards! and admire them so much when I see them! Lovely job :)

    Have a fab weekend!
    hugs, margie

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  4. Thank you so much ladies...I really appreciate your sweet comments!!!

    Hugs,
    Terry

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  5. This is so gorgeous, I love the vintage look.
    big hugs
    En xx

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  6. absolutely gorgeous. Very Classy! I love it.

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  7. OMG, this is just GORGEOUS! I love everything about it and COVET those embellies! Thanks for joining us at The Cuttlebug Spot. xxD

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  8. Ladies you are all so kind and I so appreciate each of your sweet comments...thank you!!!

    Hugs,
    Terry

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  9. terry, your card is so wonderful! each detail works perfectly together!

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  10. Gorgeous, Terry! Love all the vintage embellies! Great job! Thanks for playing along with us at TCS!
    ~Margie~

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  11. Thanks so much Lynn and Margie...I really appreciate your nice comments!

    Hugs,
    Terry

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  12. Terry,

    I love your card. I haven't done any of the vintage cards yet, but when I see such lovely ones as yours, I'm moved to give it a try. It also reminds me of a dear friend who passed away at 40 years young. She loved all things vintage.

    TFS,

    Debra

    http://www.designsbydj.blogspot.com

    P.S. I love your idea about the pocket cards. I've been wanting to do up some cards, but I didn't want them to all be exactly the same. Now I can! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  13. Thank you Debra...I'm really touched by your sweet comments!!!

    Terry

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Your kind words are always appreciated!!!