Day 7 – A piece of “script” style background paper has been wrapped around the card front and onto the inside cover. It was then layered with a piece of contrasting (darker) paper which I pinched with the Martha Stewart border punch. Bit of lace and a flower, which, I have to admit to squashing slightly as it would be too deep for the envelope!
Day 6 and a bit of colour blocking with scraps! I cut them to fit the card front with a border, matted the picture onto a piece of silver card, adhering with 3D pads and added a bit of lace (before sticking the mounted picture to the card base btw!).
Day 4 – Same Vintage Photo used as on yesterday’s card… but with a slightly different treatment.
The graphic is matted on silver card (although I notice that it mostly comes up as a dark mat on most, if not all the photos! tut!), but the background is just one piece of paper this time (yesterday it was two pieces) from the same pad of papers.
So the third card, I thought we’d have a break from pink today! I have had these papers (6×6″ pad) for a couple of years! I have occasionally used them, but thought that they could definitely be used up on vintage style cards such as this one.
These sorts of papers do a lot of the “work” for you, something which I try to explain to any newcomers to my crops. Cardmakers especially are guilty of putting items straight onto a white or cream background andwondering why they look a bit boring!
Get your patterned papers out girls… it’s so much easier!
Ok, day 2 and my second card. This is also sporting the latest in Martha Stewart Punches. It is a special one as it is a “belly band” (as they call it) punch rather than a border punch. Not particularly easy to see on this card, but it will appear again on another card in this series!
I also want to show you the inside of this card as I have folded the paper over (as to trim it would have only given me a small off-cut), and I have used the border punch just to give some interest.
I recently took a well needed break and visited my folks in Surrey last week and whilst my mum made a couple of scrapbook pages I made some vintage style cards which will be for sale in the Gift Shop area in the Tearooms (it appears all my other one’s have sold out!)
So I didn’t take a complete break, as technically I was still doing something for the Tearooms, but it does mean I can share my cards with you, and so I thought I would show you all 20 cards that I made… but one-a-day for the next 20 days!
So here is the first…
I am showing off my new border punch from Martha Stewart!
I got all the images for free from the internet… and you can too… just search the term “free vintage graphics” to get you started.
Another “vintagey” (is that a word?) card with a tea theme provided by the teapot and teacup and saucer stamps from the Basic Grey Nook & Pantry Collection.
I actually made it as a mother’s day card… my mum likes the pinks and greens together.
Ironically the lace (which is wrapped all the way round the front cover) has ended up from whence it came… My mum gave it to me from her stash of old bits and pieces about a year ago.
In the picture below you can see the inside of the card. I always like to place something on the inside of my cards, either a stamped image or, when I can, ribbon or lace wrapped around. It adds that special “extra” touch to the card.