Friday, July 23, 2010

What's Vintage?

Here's the sketch for A Crafty Little Place's card challenge--classic vintage.  I don't know exactly what "vintage" is.  I don't think I've made a vintage card before.  Is it like "shabby chic?"  I don't know what that is either.  But here's my card:

I tried to find my most vintage looking DP.  I wanted to use something like tissue paper for lace but couldn't quite get it right so I did the ribbon pleating thing.  And I have this really cute Martha Stewart floral punch but it doesn't punch through my PTI cardstock!  It's so frustrating.  In my head, I used the punch on the tissue paper but in real life it didn't work.  Shucks!  Even tried to thicken the tissue paper up a bit but it kept tearing.  Maybe it's the punch?  Maybe it's defective.  I don't know.  I think I'll keep trying.

This cute little girl and bunny is from TGF called Snuggle.  She's so precious and reminds me of when my daughter was a baby and carried around this little bunny too.  She used to suck on the ears and then they got all stiff after they dried.  Kind of gross.  So I had to buy this stamp.  I do that a lot--buy stamps that remind me of my kids.

I made the sentiment using PTI's Simple Alphabet stamp set.  I stamped the letters and cut them out.  I wanted to copy the look of Cosmo Cricket's Tiny Type alphabet stickers.

I liked making this card even though it didn't turn out the way I had envisioned in my mind.  It's a little different from what I usually make.  But more importantly, this challenge is also to help out Michelle at Stampavie.  See HEREDCRU will be donating $1 for every participant's entry this week.  That is just so thoughtful and generous and all I had to do was make a card.  So simple.

Well, thanks for reading.  Have a great Aloha Friday and weekend!


Cheryl said...

You're so good at doing all these challenges! That looks pretty vintage-y. Your kids are so good with lovies, wish mine were attached to something other than me!

Gwen's Busy Little Hands said...

Very sweet card. I just love that little TGF Image. The ribbon looks great too. Glad to have you back at A Crafty Little Place.


Cara said...

Hi, Eva. Your card is simply precious!! Thanks so much for sharing it with ACLP!!

LORi said...

What a completely SWEET card!! You rocked it!!
So happy you shared with ACLP!!

Crafty HUGS- LORi

~*Joni said...

Hi Eva - love the story about your DD's bunny's ears - so funny what saliva does to a stuffed animal. ;) I love TGF images, Snuggle is so cute with the sketch, you did a wonderful job with the vintage feel! ;)
Thank you so much for playing along with us at ACLP this week!
~*Joni ACLP

Cheryl said...

Congrats on the challenge!