Saturday, October 31, 2009

OCC Challenge - Make a Vintage Card

From The Funkie Junkie
Whew, I can't believe it is Saturday again. This week has gone by in a blur, every day being stress-filled and high pressure. It didn't allow much time for crafting so I have been running behind on all my DT commitments this week.

This week at Our Creative Corner, our hostess-with-the-Mostest, Lori Rider, has challenged us to make a vintage-style card. Should have been a slam-dunk for me, but of course I had to obsess about it for a couple of days before I got started. I have made several vintage-style cards recently that featured a vintage photo or drawing, so this time I really wanted to use a stamped image. I finally settled on the Daydreaming Angel stamp from Rubber Stampede and the JOY stamp from the SU! set of the same name.

I cut a a piece of Very Vanilla in the shape of a tag and stamped the JOY stamp in Riding Hood Red and Versamark and then clear embossed it for texture. I created a reinforcement with the SU circle punch from a scrap of Riding Hood Red and then threaded a piece of lace through the hole, tied it with red gingham and then added a tiny cameo with a piece of natural hemp. I LOVE making tags, maybe because I can add ribbon. I was purusing some of my recent cards and noticed that I have been using them a lot, so I will try to make this the last one for awhile.

The stars were cut from Very Vanilla covered chipboard with a Szizzix die, then sponged with Tim Holtz Old Paper distress ink. I applied glue very sparingly and sprinkled on chunky glitter. I didn't want a heavy coat of glitter. A strip of Mellow Moss was cut and border punched with the MS snowflake punch and a row of lace was glued to it. The cherub was stamped in Chocolate Chip on Very Vanilla, colored very lightly with chalks, then sponged first with the Old Paper distress ink and just a bit on the edges with Brushed Corduroy. I applied Versamark and extra heavy clear embossing poweder (SU's Glassy Glaze) for the Cracked Glass technique. I did three coats of the EP and then put the element in the freezer for 30 minutes. When I took it out, I immediately cracked it multiple times and then sponged it with Vintage Photo distress ink to make the cracks darker. I thought I was finished, but at the last minute I dug out a Prima flower that was more burgundy than red. I took a red Copic and changed the color on the edges to red to match the card. Chunky glitter was again applied very sparingly.










Wishing you a HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!


Update: This card was featured on Card of the Week.

15 comments:

Sue C said...

Wow Linda, this is beautiful ! There's so much work gone into it and the cracking of the glass technique has given me an idea ! Thank you ! Sue x

Melissa said...

Good Lord! Your card on the inside is even awesome! I knew you of all ppl would rock this vintage challenge! Most excellent work!

Happy Halloween!

Abby said...

You do vintage so well Linda...absolutely beautiful. I love the layers of textures and colors...so many little details to take in. It's always a treat to visit your blog!

Abby:)

Lori said...

You are the queen of vintage, Linda! This is beyond gorgeous... I love your image and the cracked glass technique, and all of your added details are so perfect. Beatufiul, beautiful job on the challenge.

Loretta said...

Linda, this challenge was written for you! You always stun me with the beauty of the insides of your cards, and this one is AMAZING!!!

Wendy J. said...

Linda, this is a great vintage card. I love the crackle on the angel. Great job and as always...amazing details!

Beautiful Greetings said...

So beautiful Linda! I love how you have made the cherub look like a charm hanging there. Putting it in the freezer is such an excellent idea! I always just sit and wait forever. Thanks!

Julie said...

Gorgeous, Linda! Being a vintage girl, I just love EVERYTHING you did here--each and every element is just perfect!

Mrs B said...

Linda, Your card is just beautiful! I love how you always embelish not only the front of the card but the inside also!
CindyB

Joycelyn Turner said...

I knew you were gonna ROCK this challenge...I was so excited to see your creation and you certainly did NOT disappoint!!! STUNNING work!

Silke Ledlow said...

F-A-N-T-A-S-T-I-C card - Linda!!! This is really one awesome vintage card!!! Love it!!! I know this challenge was right up your alley -LOL - and you rocked it!!! Hugs ~S~

Jenny Gropp said...

What a CREATIVE creation, as always! I knew you would shine with this challenge!!! Beautifully done, Linda. Stunning work as always!

scrappypug said...

love this!!!

Jennifer Meyer said...

WOW Linda, can I be you when I grow up?! I just LOVE all of the fun elements of your card ~ I LOVE it!! Your work is amazing and I am super excited to be designing next to you each week!

Hope you had a fun weekend ~ sorry to stop by so late! Have a fun week ~ Hugs, Jennifer :)

Hanne said...

Wow! This is just fantastic! Glad I found your blog! Hope it is OK that I link to your blog from mine?

Hanne

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