Monday, February 28, 2011

A touch of vintage . . .

Today I'd like to share with you TWO creations made using the same image  ... just two different vintage styles.

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This adorable image was offered up as a freebie over on the Nicecrane Designs Group of CDAC but I'm sure you can find this image and I know MANY, MANY more at his store found HERE.

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The background paper I have used on both of these creations is from GCD Studios (Ella Blue) and was purchased at Hobby Lobby.  For this first card ... I've kept it pretty simple and adorned the envelope to match the background of my card.

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On my second card, I have made it a little more 'vintage' in style by distressing the edges of the background paper both with a distresser and distress ink by Tim Holtz (vintage photo).  I have used Spellbinder Nestabillities classic & scallop ovals to showcase my image.  The base card is craft which I have also distressed with ink.

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A peek at the inside of this card shows how I used the same paper and have cut out the scallop oval to position my sentiment within.  A brown round tip marker was used for the dots on the inside and a white Signo pen was used for the dots around the scallop oval on the front image.  The lace I have used for the front is from Stampin' Up.

A few challenge sites I'd like to share these cards with are:
Corrosive Challenges - Distressing
Gingerloaf - Furry Friends
I Did It Creations - Punches or Dies
Sparkles Forum - Pink, Brown & Blue

I hope you've enjoyed my vintage creations today!  This will be a busy crafting week for me ... so BE PREPARED!!  You know how much I enjoy sharing ALL my creations with you!!  I hope I don't throw you into overload this week ... but I have some exciting news to share and hopefully some inspiration for you along the way!  Have a great day!!



Nicecrane Designs said...

Wowwww Darleneee,,,,,Absolutely adorable,,,,,,,what a amazing work ,,, OMG, I love the vintage effect,the back paper is really stunning,,,,and your scalloped dies,,,,,,wowww,,,, I really love how you used my nice pict,,,,and all over i love vintage,,,so this card direct to my fav,,,,,,Hurra for Darlene,,,,,,,,,,,,plas plas plas,,,,

Sandi said...

Yes Darlene, both beautiful cards!! My fav is the one with the lace, so petite looking with all the elements. Super work!
☺ Sandi

Crystal said...

WOW Darlene your creations are sooo beautiful, You are the vintage queen sweetie!!! I love how you did the insides of these!! Hope you are staying dry!! Hugs!

Cheryl said...

What gorgeous, vintage card! Beautiful work!

Anonymous said...

Hi There.

both are just beautiful, love you take on our challenge..

Thanks for joining us at SFC, good luck.

Huggies Angel

THERESA said...

You are truly one super, stunning, amazing talented lady!! Inspiration in abundance here, thanks so much for doing that, you bring sunshine into my world, truly a child of GOD!!! Love you for that!!
These are stunning and of coarse , those backgound papers are to die for ( nor
Have a lovely day............mwah

Jacq said...

Beautiful cards, Darlene. Thanks for sharing.

Phyllis said...

Oh Darlene both these vintage cards are so beautiful. I think I like the lace one the best. Fantastic work.

jackiescrafts said...

I love both your cards, the vintage feel is gorgeous
Thank you for joining in at SFC this time

Jackie x

Jane Wetzel said...

loved seeing these Vintage beauties coming across my screen Darlene...hope u r well!

Nancy said...

Love your vintage pretties!

Lesley said...

Beautiful cards, I love the vintage style! Thanks for taking part in the SF Challenge xx

Janet said...

great card! thanks for joining the corrosive challenge!

Regan said...

Both are lovely, but I think the one with the lace is my favorite! Thanks for playing along @ The Corrosive Challenge! :)

Gurkiss said...

Nice cards...

Thank you for joining us at IDIC this week.

Hugs Gurkiss

Tammy Miller said...

Thank you so much for joining us for our latest I did It Creations Challenge Blog! I love your card, it is just great. We hope you will join us for our challenge this week