Sunday, February 24, 2013

Vintage Card Cafe Challenge...In Celebration of Handiwork

Hello and happy Sunday! There's a new challenge up at the Vintage Card Cafe this week....we are asked to add a hand made adornment to our cards. In the past I've made these vintage book page flowers and I just love the look...and it just so happens that they are shabby and what this challenge is all about! So I broke out some Christmas papers....though you'd never know they were Christmas papers by the looks of my card! Here, take a look:

The papers are from Maja Design's Vintage Winter and It's Christmas Time collections. All edges are distressed and sponged, some sewed down. The flowers were made from Lord Tennyson's book of poems dating back to the 1800's. The paper is so flimsy, it about falls apart in your hand. I added some Star Dust Stickles to the leaf tips and a pearl in the centers. Behind them is a partial doily and some pearl stamens from the wedding dept in Michael's. The sentiment is from two different Verve sets, both newly release..."Hello" is from Remember This and "beautiful" is from the So Fluttery set. Both of these sets released yesterday. I stamped them onto a strip punched out with Martha Stewart's Doily Lace border punch and I curled up the edges just a bit after swabbing them with a bit of distress ink. A little strip of pearls finishes the look.

I hope you'll have the chance to play along with us!
Thanks for visiting and have a great day!

Stamps: Remember This, So Fluttery (Verve Stamps)
Paper: It’s Christmas time collection (Christmas shopping,Santa and the tree),  Vintage Winter collection (Christmas joy, Christmas joy - bs, Christmas is ... - bs, Christmas is coming) Maja Design, Confetti Cream, old book pages
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Antique Linen & Vintage Photo Distress inks (Ranger)
Accessories: Doily, pearls, pearl stamens, daubers, Doily Lace punch (Martha Stewart), Daisy Patch die (Spellbinders), paper distresser, sewing machine, Quinn Flourish die (Memory Box)
Size: 4 1/4" X 5 1/2"
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  1. Andrea, what a fabulous card! love the text paper blossoms and the little accent pieces (pearl sticks and the ring of hearts. Very gorgeous and very inspiring!

  2. Beautiful Andrea! The tattered edges and your fabulous blooms are perfect with this paper collection!

  3. You must have been in glory making this :) Love the flowers and the pearls you have tossed in with the distressing. Way to make the Christmas papers sing.

  4. Another gorgeous card!! Would never know they are Xmas papers...fabulous flowers, pearls, the colors!!

  5. Love all the layers. Beautiful card!

  6. I love vintage card,bye from France, Pitchoune

  7. This is the kind of card I enjoy viewing.....lots of color, dimension, textures and designs. A cheerful card anyone would appreciate receiving.

  8. Oh my word, this is beautiful, Andrea! Eeek!


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