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.
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