Vintage card


I had in my mind a distressed vintage card before I started to make this. There were several challenges I wanted to enter using items that I thought would not really go with this card  but after a couple of days ( yes, 2 days to make this card ) and messing around changing things it came together. I chose a Kraft card and co-ordinating design papers. I distressed and tore the papers and added the layers to my card. I found a freebie vintage girly picture and frame and inked the edges and added foam pads. I stuck the girly picture to the frame and added more foam pads to the back before adding it to my card. This gave it lots of dimension and texture and is really touchy  feely when you see it in real life. I added ruffled lace, butterfly, buttons that I had added twine to. I was just about to finish it off with bought flowers when my friend Tina suggested I make my own. She gave me a quick demo using scrap card and seam binding. Mine did not come out as good as hers but I think mine look ok. This is how they were made. Just tear off some rough circles of old card from your stash. Cover one side of the circles with glue as you work on each one. I found the best glue to use was an old glue stick. One that comes out very thick and "gunky". Start by making a bud shape on the end of your seam binding and stick it into the centre of the circle. Twist and turn in irregular shapes as you continue around the outer edge of the circle until there is no card left. Cut the end and conceal. Cut off pieces of the card that show around the edges, add pearl brads and there it is.This will drive you mad as you have to add more glue as you go around and your fingers will stick to the flower and the ribbon will not always stick were you want it to. Keep persevering and the more you make the easier it gets.
I love the card and it came out better that I thought. It was well worth taking the best part of the two days to make it.
Here is a list of all the challenges I have entered this card into:-
http://joyfulstamper.blogspot.com/2011/08/inspire-me-fridays-20-linky-party.html Anything goes
http://www.fridaymashup.com/  Cupcake/ buttons or both
http://crazy4challenges.blogspot.com/ Bingo board ( I used brads,flowers and 2 or more designer papers)
http://www.papercreationsink.com/ Flowers( don't forget to become a follower and leave a comment)
http://stampsruschallenges.blogspot.com/ Anything goes
http://hookedoncraftchallenges.blogspot.com/ Wings
http://lothiancrafts.blogspot.com/ Anything goes
http://kbchallenges.blogspot.com/ Twine ( I threaded mine through my buttons)
http://ppp-makeitmonday.blogspot.com/ Anything goes linky party
http://tuesdaythrowdown.blogspot.com/ Dimension and texture
http://creativecardcrew.blogspot.com/ Hand made flowers
http://mytimetocraftchallenge.blogspot.com/ Here come the girls
http://craftsandmechallenges.blogspot.com/ Lace
http://flutterbywednesdays.blogspot.com/ Open + butterfly, fairy or angel
http://thesisterhoodofcrafters.blogspot.com/ Flower power
http://mymumscraftshopchallenges.blogspot.com/ Sketch chall.
http://craftuscrazy.blogspot.com/ Anything goes
http://paper-craftingjourney.blogspot.com/ Anything goes

29 comments:

Holly said...

Shirley this is gorgeous.. I love the look of Vintage. The 2 days was well worth it. Great image of the little girl. Thanks for joining us at the Friday Mashup this week.

Sara said...

Shirley... Your card is stunning and I can believe it took you 2 days!!! It is absolutely gorgeous! I don't know where to start complimenting you on it! Wow!!! Be sure that you are a follower and that you leave a comment, so you can be considered for the prize drawing and other positions! Thank You for joining us at Paper Creations Ink! Have a wonderful day! Happy Creating! Sara

Jan said...

Such a lovely card, thanks so much for joining us at CCC xx Jan

Dr Sonia S V said...

So lovely and you have got the vintage effect spot on!

Cheers
Sonia
http://cardsandschoolprojects.blogspot.com

scrappyjacky said...

This is gorgeous....I especially love your flowers.

Carol L said...

Absolutely stunning! I just love this image and those adorable ribbon roses you made! Thanks for joining us at Stamps R Us!

Anne-Marie said...

This is stunning, Shirley!!
I can well believe the two days...lol...often takes me that long to decide on just the papers!
Have tried the ribbon roses, as you described, and gave up!.....you just might have inspired me to have another go!

Anne-Marie said...

ps......Love coming to your blog....not just for your gorgeous creations, but because of the gorgeous blog background...reminds me of Thornberries quilting fabrics...lol!

Chrissy said...

Shirley, this is just beautiful. The colours and design are lovely, and those flowers are perfect.

Thanks for sharing with us at ‘Make it Monday’

Luv CHRISSYxx

Don’t forget. .if you leave a comment on another entrant, mention that you saw their card on ‘Make it Monday’ for a chance at second prize.. the more you comment on and mention MIM, the more chances at winning second prize.

Jemima's Jems said...

such a beautiful card, gorgeous papers, the vintage look and the distressing looks fab

thank you for joining us at MMCS

sue
xx

Danni said...

Wow!! What a stunning creation! Thank you for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

Judie said...

Came here from MIM to tell you what a stunning card this is, love the image and the flowers are beautiful.

Judie #54

Romina's Cretive Crafts said...

WOWIE SHIRLEY !!i'm mesmerised it looks like a painting !!i love love it !!

nancie said...

Fabulous Vintage card, Love it! Thanks for joining MTTC. Good Luck. Hugs
Nancie

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Hi Shirl

Well what can I say totally fabulous creation (and I was lucky enough to see it IRL - but before the flowers were added) - and you've certainly nailed those Shirl and thanks so very much for the credit and link back to me for those that was really very very nice of you - I think you are the "seam binding rose making expert" now as your's have turned out just fabulous!!!!

Your creations are always a work of art and your whole heart and sole goes into making them too - and it shows. I think you need to start framing them and get an Etsy store!!!!!

Big hugs my crafting buddy adopted sis!

Tina
XXXX

Yolanda said...

Wow! This card is so beautiful. I love how your flowers turned out. Thanks for joining us in the Tuesday Throwdown this week.

Lisa M said...

Oh my goodness, the 2 days was so worth it! You've made a beautiful vintage masterpiece here. :)
Usually I'm a visual learner, but your tutorial was great on making those flowers. Can't wait to get my fingers all sticky with glue. Thanks for sharing that too.
Thanks so much for playing with us at Make It Monday.
Lisa xx

busybusyhoneybee said...

Wow! What a great card! I’d really love to get this!! I saw you on Make It Monday!
Karen C

Danielle said...

Wow - vintage done to perfect Shirley! Love your ribbon flowers too - beautiful work! Thanks for stopping over at my blog and leaving me such a sweet comment and for finding my card over at Make it Monday!
Hugs, Danielle

acreativeneed said...

WOW! Shirley, I saw this on MIM, but boy am I glad I got a closer look here!! This is gorgeous from top to bottom! Your seam binding flowers look amazing and although I've not had much luck with making my own flowers in the past, you are inspiring me to try again!
smiles,Deena

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is gorgeous Shirley and well worth the effort and hard work. It looks even better in the flesh folks!!!!

Hugs
Cathy
xxxx

Rose said...

Shirley, your ruffled lace bow looks fabulous on this great vintage distressed card! So glad to see your entry at the Crafts and Me digi team's Lace challenge. ~ Rose

Chris said...

Oh, this is such a beautiful card! Vintage is so difficult for me and you just created a masterpiece with this! Your flowers turned out really nicely! Thank you for joining us at Hooked on Craft Challenges.

Miranda said...

fabulous vintage card Shirley, very very pretty
lovely DP
thanks for joining the PCI challenge this week
greetz
Miranda

Lori said...

Oh, so pretty! So glad you linked up at Craft Us Crazy!

Karen said...

Gorgeous image and lovely distressing. Thanks for joining us at Hookedoncraft challenges this week.

'The Crafting Owl' said...

Shirley this is beautiful, the colours are amazing and I love them xxx

Paper Creations Ink said...

Beautiful Creation I Love your work and hope to see more of it

Thanks for Joining us atPaper Creations Ink

Diane Davies said...

Gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at The Sisterhood of Crafters. : )

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