Friday, 12 February 2010

Vintage style card

This card that I made today is for my Nan, who will be 85 next week.  I know that she likes this traditional / vintage style, which is why it is a bit different from my usual style.  I am entering it into the Sketch and Stash challenge #28 (which is to use their suggested layout to make any card). 

For the challenge the newest part of my stash is the lace and pearls.  The lace was a bit of an impulse buy last week, I didn't have any plans for it - I just liked it, so I bought a few metres.  Fortunately it came in perfect for this card.  The pearls were from my local craft shop.  The neglected part of my stash is the papers (from a Kay & Co 8x8 pad) and the rubber stamp.  I've had this stamp about 10 years but haven't used it for a long, long time.  It is by Inkadinkado. 

I used nestabilities to cut the circles and a bronze ink pad to stamp the image and added a bronze border around the inner circle.  I coloured the ladies face with craft chalks to add a soft hint of colour and punched some tiny flowers out of the scrap paper to add to the hat.

Finally, to finish off I have added some matching paper to the inside and a simple matted square to write on to. 

Thanks for looking!


Amanda said...

wow this is very soft and dreamy. I think your Nan will love this. I love the layout you have done a great job. Something she will treasure for sure.


Crafting Diva said...

Hi thanks so much for joining in your card is fab love image!!!!!

Becky said...

Aww, what a gorgeous card AJ! I love that super image!
Thanks so much for joining us at Sketch and Stash!
Love Becky xx