Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Vintage Lady Birthday Card

Today I want to share with you a birthday card I made for my friend Melissa.

Vintage Girl Birthday Card

I was running short on time and had to make this card rather quickly which led me to think of other ways to embellish the card rather than use my Cricut machine.

Not that I don't love my Cricut machine mind you… But when I'm limited on time and space sometimes it's just easier to do without it.

(As I've mentioned before, I no longer have my dedicated craft room that I had previously set-up and therefore my Cricut machine is stored away and has to come out on the kitchen table when I need to use it.)

I found this adorable graphic of this vintage lady from Keren at "Free Pretty Things For You".

Her blog is just a delight! So many pretty, vintage goodies and many of them are free for personal use.

Check out her site if you get a chance...you won't be disappointed, I promise!

I had downloaded the graphic from her site, quite awhile ago and was just waiting for the perfect project to use it in.

I knew this would be the right time to use this sweet lady, as my friend Melissa likes vintage things and her son even plays in a band called The Vintage Vandals!
(They are GOOD...you can check them out here).

I used a medium weight white card stock (110 lb.) to make this card and stamped it with a flowered background stamp from hero arts using an olive green pigment ink stamp from Studio G.

I really felt that the pattern and color on the stamp was reminiscent of vintage 50's decor...almost like wallpaper you would have seen back then!

The pretty vintage girl from FPTFY was printed on the same cardstock using my Lexmark Printer.

I cut her out and added some Mod Podge Dimensional Magic to make her shine!

Then, I affixed her to the card using some foam adhesive dots to give her some more dimension.

Vintage Lady

I created the word sentiment myself as I could not find any on the Internet that I felt worked for the type card it was.

The journaling frames/shapes (inside and out of the card) were made using My Memories v4 Digital Scrapbooking Software.

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MyMemories Screen Shot Vintage Sentiment

The journal frames were a part of a Birthday Kit I had purchased called "Birthdays and Many More" and the embellishment was called "Journaling Pink".

The sentiments were made using the MyMemories Software and I used the font: Bella Donna.

Journaling Frame Inside Sentiment

I printed these embellishments out on some cardstock and then I cut them out.
(This is where I'd usually use my Cricut Imagine!)

I added the polka-dot ribbon and tiny button embellishments to add an extra pop of color and dimension.

Vintage Lady Birthday Card Close Up

The final touch was to add my personalized blog stamp (PSA Essentials Peel and Stick), to the back of the card and it was ready to fly!

Vintage Girl Birthday Card Collage

Here is a photo of the supplies and tools used to make this card:

Supplies/Tools List:

White Card Stock, GP ImagePlus, 110 lb.
Digital Download Graphic, Color, Adorable Lady (Vintage) from: Free Pretty Things For You
Polka Dot, Grosgrain Ribbon, Aqua/White, 3/8", Item #3980 (2007) Devrian Global Industries LLC
Flower Patterned Rubber Stamp, Hero Arts, #K5346 (2010) "Flower Burst Card"
Pigment Ink, Olive Green, Studio G, #VP0017
Mini Buttons, Lime Green, Aqua
Mod Podge Dimensional Magic
Foam Adhesive Dots, Round, Recollections
Fiskars Scissors, small pointed tip
Scotch ATG Tape Gun
Xyron Mega Runner Tape Gun
PSA Essentials "Peel and Stick" Custom Stamp
My Memories v4 Digital Scrapbooking Software
Lexmark X4975 Printer

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Christine @ Mama Papa Barn said...

Really cute. I don't have that much patience :)

Your newest follower :)


Cindy Eikenberg, Little Miss Celebration said...

Lisa, I LOVE anything vintage and that little lady is just beyond adorable! Thanks for connecting with me through the party and excited to follow you. Have a great rest of the week! ~Cindy@littlemisscelebration.com

Ashley said...

I love it!! I have been wanted to try my hands at a hand made card, but I always run out of time. I love the vintage theme!

Unknown said...

Waouwwwww I love it too !! Bravo !