Monday, July 16, 2012

The good old summertime

I was nosing around a thrift store the other day when I came upon a baggie that appeared to contain some intriguing little gift cards and envelopes. Since the price marked on it was 25 cents, I figured it was worth the gamble to buy it.  It ended up being a really nice score.  Along with the vintage-looking cards (with a copyright of 1995 on the back, so they are only vintage-looking, not really vintage), there were also some cool stickers of vintage-era seed packages. 

The illustrations on most of the cards are portraits, but I loved this one I found of sunflowers, and it made the perfect image for a summery card.  I used Card Positioning System sketch CPS 274 in making this card.

I cut the back of the sunflower card and centered it.  Since it has such a nice vintage feel, I wanted to keep the card sort of country vintage looking. I used bakers twine and a vintage button, along with a snip of ribbon that repeats the sunflower motif.  Swiss dots always add a nice vintage feel, so I embossed the upper layer with that folder.  The script "summer" stamp is from Purple Onion Designs, and is stamped in Colorbox Chalk Chestnut Roan ink.

This card is also for the current Really Reasonable Challenge (RRR52), to showcase summer colors. I'm also entering it in Victorine Originals challenge #38, to use ribbons and buttons on a card.

2 comments:

  1. Great take on the sketch - I hope you'll link up at 52 Card Pickup this week!

    http://www.oldbackporch.com/2012/07/52-card-pickup-week-29.html

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  2. Great card! Thanks so much for participating in our Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge.

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