Hope you are all well. Finally got round to doing some crafting after work today. This week has been quite busy with work and one thing or another so crafting has been practically non existent. But Saturday tomorrow and no work so hoping to spend a few hours in my crafty room.
I checked my calendar today and I have no more relative or friends cards due until the middle of May. At last a bit of breathing space. An opportunity to maybe try a few new things or even (dare I say it) do a few christmas cards.
Anyway, enough of this rambling and onto the card I made this evening. I decided to have a go at vintage and combine it with some distressing. Well, the elements on this card have been well and truly distressed.
All of the card and paper used on this card has been torn and then further distressed using my distress tool. The card is coredinations and the patterned papers are all Papermania. I also inked all the edges using Tim Holtz distress ink. The little piece of kraft card is from a Tim Holtz pad. I deliberately cut out a piece that mentioned dressmaking. The topper is a Kanban one that I have had for such a long time. Was great to actually use it. For finishing touches I added some lace, vintage ribbon, pearls and a couple of decorative pins. I also die cut some leaves out of the coredinations and made a couple of rolled roses.
Vintage is not a style that I find particularly easy. I am never really sure whether I have achieved a vintage look or just a nice looking card. So will let you be the judge on whether I have pulled it off or not with this card.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
The Crafty Pad - The perfect pair (gems, roses, leaves)
Scrapbook Sisters - Anything goes
Creative Inspirations - Anything goes
Divas By Design - Distressing
Bunny Zoes - Shabby Chic/Vintage
Creative Card Crew - Vintage
Thanks for popping by and hope to see you again soon.