Sunday, February 10, 2013

Vintage Card Cafe Challenge...Patriotic Americana

Happy Sunday everyone! So who's digging out from the snow? We certainly are. I had to go into work today, but wanted to first let you know that there is a new challenge at the Vintage Card Cafe...a patriotic theme for this week! The Russian gals on the team are gearing up to celebrate a holiday on February 23rd honoring Soviet military personnel. I thought I would dedicate my card to American patriotism...

The image is courtesy of this link here on Pinterest. I used some Maja Design Life by the Sea collection of papers. They were perfect for this challenge. I sponged all the edges first with Antique Linen distress ink, then a light coating of Vintage Photo. Some of the panels are sewn down and I added a strip of crocheted lace behind the main panel. There is also a strip Verve's Pennant Trim die at the bottom and a sweet Navy/Ivory Gingham bow. 
I hope you'll be able to play along with us and show your true patriotic colors!
Have a wonderful day and thanks for visiting!

Stamps: None
Paper: Life by the Sea collection (the West Coast, Marina Hovering) Maja Design, Bravo Burgundy, Night of Navy & Whisper White (Stampin' Up!)
Ink: Antique Linen & Vintage Photo distress inks (Ranger)
Accessories: Navy/Ivory gingham ribbon, white crochet ribbon (Ribbon Carousel), heart button, sponges, sewing machine
Size: 4 1/4" X 5 1/2"
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  1. Andrea, she's wonderful! Thank you for sharing part of your patriotism))


  2. You rocked the red, white and blue :) Perfect card for the challenge.

  3. Love it!! The papers.patterns are perfect along with that image!! Love the pennants and gingham ribbon!! Wondered about you with the snow....dang, y'all have had a rough year!!

  4. What a delightful card Andrea! This image is adoable and I love your patriotic patterns!

  5. I am a subscriber and really love this card. One of my favorites of yours. Where did you get the image?

  6. How does one get an image from Pinterest? I am new to the Pinterest thing... does one just copy and paste and print? Great card BTW, Andrea. So vintage and cute!

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  8. Hi! This is a wonderful vintage, patriotic card. Love the layers of stitching, and the great sentiment. The checkered bow really makes one feel as though they are waving a flag and the passing presidential train as it passed thru small town America just 60 years ago.


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