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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8 comments:

  1. Andrea, she's wonderful! Thank you for sharing part of your patriotism))

    VCCC

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

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  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!!

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

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

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  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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