Monday, August 30, 2010

As much as I wanna be, I'm just not...

.... a vintage girl. I love the look of vintage and shabby chic cards, but I cannot get that style to work for me. However, getting out of your groove is what a challenge is all about. So, ScrapTiffany is asking us to do vintage this week. I came up with this: (brace yourself)

I think of Webster's Pages as being vintage looking, so I started there by using their papers and cameo (they call them Silhouettes). The "vintage" key is from Fiskars. I also think doilies fit in the vintage category, and was thrilled to use this beauty that I found in Amish country, PA. Don't worry, it was only 50 cents.

Betsy Veldman taught me how to make the precious little rosebuds from felt. I need more practice, but I'm getting there.

I used this sketch from Get Sketchy.

Should I let you in on a little secret? See, the first thing I did was make the card base. After laying different pieces in different places and moving them around a kajillion times, you get excited to finally glue them down for good, right? Note to self: Always check your card base.

Does vintage come easily to you? Then whip up a vintage card and post it on the ScrapTiffany blog. Is vintage a pain in the neck for you? Then buck up and give it a go anyway. Make sure to post the results (good or bad) to ScrapTiffany.

**My card won't be revealed at ScrapTiffany until Friday, but I needed to post it in time for the Get Sketchy challenge.**

Oh, my wildly talented friend, M-C, is giving away a cricut cartridge. Head over today. It ends really soon. And In My Mind's Eye has some goodies up for grabs, too.


  1. what wonderful vintagey elements! your card is beautiful

  2. You did a great job! I used Websters too :)

  3. Very cute card thanks for sharing!!!

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