Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Vintage Valentine

My normal style is not vintage, although I greatly admire all those talented stampers who do fabulous vintage. In fact, I admire them so much I gave it a try with this Valentine themed card.

The cupid stamp (I think it's probably a very old Impression-Obsession image, simply because my first purchase of unmounted stamps was a grab bag from I-O, and this dates to about that time) looks like an old-fashioned Valentine to me, so that encouraged the effort to make it look vintage. The image is stamped in Sepia on a cream -colored snippet, and I sponged Distress Tea Dye ink around the edges.  I colored certain areas of the image with colored pencil  to give it the look of an old hand-colored post-card. In person, you can see a little better that  her skin a has pinkish glow and her wings are white. There is obviously pink on the heart, which is also embellished with some pearls.

The image is mounted on a pink snippet, which is layered over half a doily (also sponged with Tea Dye ink) and a snippet of patterned paper -- it's practically covered up, but it has script on it.

Along the edge, I put in a strip of beautiful May Art crocheted lace, and over that a sweet plaid ribbon and bow.

I would like to enter these challenges:

Crafty Sentiments -- Girly
Loves Rubberstamps #134-- No black ink
Pixie's Snippet Playground #159  -- snippets
Crafting for All Seasons #93-- ribbon, lace, and pearls
Sister Act #88  -- anything goes
Word Art Wednesday #165  Anything Goes


  1. This is quite a wonderful Valentine card. I hope you will be back again really soon. Thank you so much for taking time to post your lovely art with us.
    Word Art Wednesday

  2. Absolutely beautiful, Sandy! Thanks so much for sharing with us, and I hope you will join us again real soon.
    God bless you!
    Word Art Wednesday

  3. This is stunning! I love this image in this neutral color scheme! It does look like a vintage valentine! Thank you so much for playing along with us this week at Loves Rubberstamps! We hope you play along with us again soon!

  4. Well I think you cracked vintage beautifully! LOVE the image you used and such a clever idea to lightly hand colour - before my time but I've seen old postcards done that way too. Just lovely!


    Di xx

  5. Love your vintage Valentine! All the little touches you added to it make it wonderful.

  6. Brilliantly made creation and love the image and goodies added. Thanks so much for entering in our challenge at Crafting For All Season this time.
    Hope to see you in our next challenge. Cheers, aNNie
    {Crafting For All Seasons DT Member}

  7. Sweet card with a lovely image. Thanks for playing with us at Loves Rubberstamps.


  8. Beautiful and perfect for this challenge. So glad you could play along with us at Loves Rubber Stamps this week!
    Good Luck, DT Dangina

  9. This is a fabulous card, such a pretty image and colours.
    Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons.
    I have candy on my blog if you would like to take a look - http://craftingwithcotnob.blogspot.co.uk/

  10. Lovely pink ink choice , such a romantic card , glad you could join Loves Rubberstamps this week,
    Hugs Blankina

  11. Oh wow, this is so beautiful. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

  12. Beautiful project! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Crafting for all Seasons.
    Fiona DT x


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