Sunday, November 2, 2014

Vintage Floral Card for The Paper Players


Hello and Happy Sunday! Today is the start of a Vintage Theme Challenge at The Paper Players hosted by the lovely LeAnne. This challenge gave me the opportunity to use some of my supplies that were bought just because I liked them, even though I had no idea if I would ever use them. Do you ever do that? A good example is the patterned paper used on this card. It's by Graphic 45 from A Ladies' Diary Collection and it's been in my stash for a couple of years. Until now, I never had a reason to use it on a card. The stamp I used is another item I bought just because I liked the design. It's by Heartfelt Creations and it's called Majestic Collage. I stamped the whole image on Very Vanilla cardstock and then I stamped the flowers in the design onto: Baja Breeze, Blushing Bride and Summer Starfruit cardstock and fussy-cut them. On the edges of most of the papers and flowers I used Antique Linen Distress Ink by Tim Holtz. Since the stamp size is large, this card is 5.25' square. A little twine and a Fleur De Lis charm and this Vintage Floral Card was complete.

Do you have some supplies just waiting to be used? Now is your chance!!!

We would love you to join us this week at The Paper Players. The design team have created a wonderful variety of vintage inspired cards. To check out their designs click here. All paper crafting brands are welcome and you have until NOON (PST) on Friday, November 7th to enter your card in the gallery. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!


11 comments:

  1. Very nice, Andrea! Your papers are gorgeous and I'm glad you finally used them! I also like the collage stamp, and you've coloured it beautifully! Yes, I have done that a lot in the past - bought stuff and then not used it! I don't tend to do it any more since I have no income hehe but I have lots of stash that I'm so glad I bought back then!

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  2. Such a pretty card. I love those retro looking flowers.

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  3. Oh Andrea, I adore this card!!! The colors, layers,distressing, twine and charm just make the vintage feeling! I really like Summer Starfruit, too:)) This is beautiful! XX

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  4. Ah, you can never go wrong with Graphic 45 stuff when you want to create something vintage! Love these pretty papers and florals, and your little embellishment is just perfect!

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  5. Your vintage papers sure came in handy..so good you hung onto them! Your floral card is beautiful, and I love all your fussy cutting!

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  6. The perfect image and colors--all perfectly vintage. Love these colors on the black and the flowers really coordinate well with the dp. The sweet little charm is the perfect finished touch!

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  7. I agree with you
    I used my old paper too for this challenge
    the green paper in my card I bought I think at year 2010...and now that paper has chance to showed :)
    I adore the flower and the collage stamp you have used..I wish I have collage stamp too but I have one it looks like vintage one...also all in one I adore your Vintage card..thanks for your lovely Words Andrea always happy if you visiting me...can we be a blogland friend sweet Andrea..(we can visiting again each other at the other time/post)
    hugs, Monika

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  8. *koff* yeahhhhh, I have quite a number of things that I thought would be useful - o worse - were on sale!
    This is great - I lvoe the colours, and graphic 45 paper is just so darn gorgeous it's hard to cut into!

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  9. Andrea, Yes! I do that! I love that vintage ladies handwriting paper and the pretty colors you used on your vintage card. Beautiful!

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  10. Love the images and papers you've used on your pretty card Andrea - perfectly vintage. The addition of the cute charm too is just perfect!

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  11. Andrea, your vintage colors with the background paper are just fabulous! Love this card
    Jaydee

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