Tuesday, February 23, 2010

“V” is for…


What do you think of when you hear the word ‘vintage’?  Old cars, mellowed pages of a book, yellowed lace?  That’s what comes to my mind.  So what makes something ‘vintage’?  Age?  I come from a pretty great vintage, but I wouldn’t consider myself ‘vintage’.  Hmm…well, I’ve attempted to age my card by using the distressing technique.  Other elements such as damask patterns can lend a hand to the vintage feel.  So can soft images that are worn and mellowed.  Sponging is a great way to achieve this look.  This is what I’ve come up with…


I started with a Very Vanilla card base.  I sponged the edge with Sahara Sand…giving it a mellowed, aged look.  The designer paper is from Bella Blue Designer Series pack.  I ran is through the Big Shot with the Damask – Texturz Backgrounds #1.  I then used my sanding block to distress the raised texture.  Again, I sponged the edges.  The off-white half back pearls are out of the Pretties Kit (something I’ve been hoarding).  The ribbon is VaVery Vanilla Taffeta.  I am in need of several sympathy cards and the soft image of the Chickadee has a vintage feel to him.  He is from the long retired Garden Collage set (a sympathy go-to set for me) and colored using markers of various colors.  The sentiment is from the Thoughts & Prayers set.  They were both stamped in Jet Black StazOn ink on Very Vanilla…again, with the edges sponged.  They are layered onto Night Quite Navy card stock.  All layers have the edges distressed using the distressing tool in the Cutter Kit

I called my dad to ask him what he thought of when he thinks of ‘vintage’.  He said, “something 40 to 50 years old.”  Something that was “real popular”.  A “classic”.  Hmm…maybe I’m not so far from ‘vintage’. (smile)  I hope you’ve been inspired today.  Thanks for stopping in.



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