These are a two other cards that I have made before and during the holidays. Since then, I haven’t done very much craft at all. However I just wanted to share these vintage cards with you and hopefully inspire some of you crafty people out there.
For a long while, I’ve had an idea (which I will explain presently). A few years ago, I used to do lots of embroidery, cross-stitch, black work and knitting. I once saw this picture of a lady and some creative person had decorated it with embroidery. They had sewn pearls on for the necklace and ribbon for the dress etc. I thought it looked amazing and since then I have always wanted to do it, or something similar. So that is where the idea came in. I had almost finished this card (below), however I decided that the card and more specifically the picture needed something more. Then it clicked, that technique that I had just been waiting to do would be perfect. I tied the bow into a ribbon, stuck it in her hair, made a necklace of adhesive pearls, and coloured her lips with a light pink ink. I then sanded the edges of the picture to distress it a little and there you go!!! I love the result and you could do so much more, there are so many possibilities with this technique!
The second card’s background is also home-made. Using my Score-Pal, I scored lines to give the card a wood grain effect, then I simply ran my ink across the background and it inked only the raised lines. It’s a great background for any guys card and could be used on large pieces of card stock or in small amounts. Try it out and have fun!
The tag is a Glassons tag by the way. I love using tags at the moment and as you can see, I painted that one using my Tim Holtz Crackle Paint, very fun to use!
Talk to you soon,