Thursday, August 27, 2009

Sweet Memories

I am still not feeling quite up to par today so I stayed home from work. I have the worst chills and living in Florida, this should not happen. It is over 90 outside, I have my thermostat set to 79 and I am wearing a long sleeve shirt, sweat pants and a blanket is draped over me. After watching all the shows that I had saved on my DVR, I brought out my laptop to see what was happening in blogland. The challenge today at 365 Cards was to Go Vintage. I must admit, I have always loved this look and admire those who create the look with ease.


I have finally accepted that I am not a “vintage gal” and have given most of my vintage stash away. I pulled out a few of my embellishments that I still have and stared at them for awhile. They wouldn’t magically jump on the card like I was hoping they would do. Pushing my blanket aside, I set to work. I began by stamping this image from Tin Can Mail with Vintage Sepia ink. Next I tore the edges and sponged on some ink. I used a scrap of mulberry paper to layer the image on. The background paper is by Creative Imaginations. I cut this to fit the card, then tore the edges and sponged them. I used a piece of SU Cameo Coral cardstock to bring out the color of the background paper. I attempted to add the lace around the image also, but that was overkill. I really wanted to use the lace though and finally settled on running it down the edge as shown. I added a frilly corner, vintage buttons and a heart-shaped lock to complete the look.

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!


  1. You poor dear....chills in Florida just doesn't sound right! Take card of yourself...gorgeous vintage card! Thanks for joining in on the vintage fun!

  2. For not being vintage you sure rocked this challenge. Hope you get well soon.


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