Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Vintage Card

I am Sew happy! I received some wonderful goodies in the mail yesterday from Crafty Secrets and had to play! I got this new sewing stamp set and some vintage cardstock die cuts. My morning yesterday found me at a local second hand store where I had a ball!!! I found some old crochet doilies for 25cents (I cut these circles down to fit my card), some satin ribbon (50 yeards for 75cents), old buttons, OLD childrens book that I can cut to my hearts content (35cents each) and even a cute pair of shorts for me!

I used some Wild Asparagus paper, inked in black to add distressing (age), used some seam binding for my ribbon. I love the final look even though I am not crazy about the brown and blues.

I am showcasing this card in the CARDS blog challenge of punny sayings "I am SEW happy we're friends" and also Moxie Fab challenge: Fabric. I think I used fabric in a new way....doilies on my card, seam binding instead of satin ribbon, and the use of busts on the card where you would hang a garment to hem and tuck before final fittings. That could be a bit of a stretch.....hehehe! This card also works for the stamp something challenge of using 2's of things for their 2 year anniversary (2 doilies, 2 patterned papers) and for the Stampin'Sisters in Christ challenge to add Distressing to your card to give a vintage look.

I just love happy days and recycling old stuff. Do you shop a thrift stores? Any good or favorite finds?


MistyGirl said...

Love todays card and the story about the 2nd hand store - fun! I was wodnering who won your blog candy - am I supposed tob e looking some place else to find out?
:-) thanks!

Sandie said...

Absolutely stunning. Love everything about it.

Thanks for joining us on Stamp Something this week, good luck :)

Joseline said...

Beautiful card Kelly. Thanks for playing with Sugar Creek Hollow!!

Helen F. said...

Love the shabby chicness of your card, Kelly.

Anonymous said...

My Oh My!!! did you nail this challenge perfectly!!!! Thank you so much for sharing your art this week with us at Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenges.

peggysue said...

What a great vintage card! Everything about it fits together perfectly! So glad you found time this week to participate in the Stampin' Sisters in Christ challenge.

Cath said...

Hey Kelly! Thanks for entering the Fun with Fabric challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you played along! :)

Leanne said...

Oooh Kelly, this is gorgeous!!

Leanne xx

Allison said...

iys gorgeous Kelly
Hope you are well