Saturday, September 14, 2013

Made With Love

Sometimes I just like to take the day to make a lovely vintage card...
I nearly never make the same card twice.

To begin, I am using a sketch from Digi Haven challenge blog:

This card started with an image from Digital 2 For Tuesday. If you love vintage, you will definitely want to visit this site.
I love to go with the theme. Here, I added a button placard, with buttons and old paper from CTMH, which I have folded and punched, then weaved with paper strips. this mimics sewing with fabric, as in the stamp image.
I also used some beautiful paper from Tres Chic, which I have had for years. The burlap paper is from Hobby Lobby. I used some stamps from Crafty Secrets, which is another place you must visit for vintage satisfaction.
The trellis die cut in the background is from my last visit to our Card Club here in my community. Sorry, I don't remember whose it is.
The banner is made with the Tattered Banner Die from Tim Holtz for Sizzix.
I used some copper embossing powder to edge the image, and to create the thread image.
Copper eyelets follow the copper theme. I sewed the layers together on my Singer with Heavy Duty thread.
I colored the image with Primacolor Pencils, and blended with mineral spirits. I used the out of the box technique, using my old buddy of a tool, my Coluzzle, to partially cut the circle, allowing me to let the image flow out the edge of the circle. I use this technique quite often.
The bow is made with beautiful white ribbon which I inked with a bit of Distress Ink by Ranger in Frayed Burlap. I then heated it with my heat tool to make it melt and curl.
I am entering this card into the following gracious challenges:
Remember, if you love vintage, you will enjoy
Digital 2 for Tuesday, where you can find free images,
and Crafty Secrets where you can find not only freebies, but everything you need to create vintage projects...and the prices are amazing!
Enjoy the Journey,


  1. Beautiful card, I like the image the ribbon and the papers, great take on my sketch, Thanks for joining in with us at Digi Haven, Good Luck.
    Kevin xx

  2. Loving the layers and details thanks for joining us at 4 krafty girlz challenge blog. ..Anita DT

  3. great project/card, thank you for joining the 4 Krafty Girlz Challenge good luck – hope to see you again in the next one xxx

  4. Gorgeous creation, love all the sewing details and embellishments. Thanks for playing at DSC.
    Hugs Ali x

  5. Wow, wow, wow, this is just sooo beautiful! Gorgeous image and so beautifully embellished. Thanks for joining us at Digi Haven xx

  6. Just gorgeous Bev! Of course being vintage it REALLY caught my eye ... just love all the fabulous elements you've used. Great job (as always) my friend! Happy Day to you!
    Hugs From Ohio!

  7. What a lovely creation! Such nice colors and I love your image. I love the touch of embossing and the VIntage look. Thanx so much for joining us at CC&CC for Anything Goes challenge. Hope you play along with us again soon. Joanne

  8. What a beautiful card! I really like the colours and the way you have coloured the image. Thanks for joining in the Happy Campers challenge. Kim xxx

  9. What a beautiful card. Love the soft colours and vintage feel. Super take on the sketch and thank you for joining the Digi Haven challenge.

    Hugs, Mette

  10. Beautiful card, I love the pretty pastels. Thanks for joining in with the Daring Cardmakers this week x

  11. Love your vintage card and your coloring!
    Thank you for joining us at Digitally Sweet!


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Bev aka Artsystamper