Wednesday, 25 May 2011

A little vintage for Lea

Hi there. Today I have one more butterfly card to show you. It’s very similar to this one I showed last time, but this time I’ve tried to add some little vintage touches. As many of you know, this is not my natural style, but the card was for my lovely friend Lea, who loves vintage, so I thought she’d appreciate that I tried to go there. Anyway, this is the card.
Looking back at it, I think it still looks like me & nowhere near as vintage as some, so maybe I’d better point out some of what I tried to do. First, the colours. I used some beautiful Love Letter & Newsprint DSP, with cherry cobbler, riding hood red, black, vanilla...& a little bit of bashful blue to mix it up. I distressed all the cardstock & paper edges, sponged the edges of the DSP & butterflies with riding hood red or crumb cake ink, then added an antique brad which I sponged with a little black staz on ink. The greeting mat is the modern label punch, which I always think looks a little vintage too (despite having a modern name?)
Here’s a close up of the large butterfly, so you can hopefully see some of the sponging etc better.
And here’s the inside. Just love this sentiment from Create a Cupcake.
The neutral panel is naturals ivory card, which is a lovely colour with tiny little specks through it to add a little extra interest.
Oh & I almost forgot. Here’s one more pic of the card & pressie with matching butterfly belly band. I would have liked to use cream tissue paper, but only had white.
So what do you think? Does it look in any way or shape vintage? In any case, I had fun making it & Lea seemed to really like it & that’s most important.  I’d better finish this post quickly & not waffle any more, since I’ve already lost it once to the dreaded blue screen of death on my laptop. Back soon I hope.
Inky wishes, Di
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Stamps: Create a Cupcake (Autumn/Winter Mini)
Card/Paper: cherry cobbler (base) riding hood red, naturals ivory, bashful blue card, Love Letter & Newsprint DSP
Ink: riding hood red, crumb cake ink pad, black staz on ink
Accessories:   5/8 in black satin ribbon, vanilla 1/8 inch taffeta ribbon
Tools: Big Shot, Dies - Beautiful Butterflies & Beautiful Wings, Elegant Lines embossing folder, Punches – word window & modern label


Christine Blain said...

Di, this is beautiful, and yes, it looks vintage-y!! I never would've thought to add touches of Bashful Blue with these colours, but I think it looks fabulous.

Jodene said...

Love your butterflies Di, this is a gorgeous card!

Liam said...

Just beautiful Definately vintage I think. I love the embossing folder you used in the background and just gorgeous butterflies.


kareN stampZ said...

Diane that is fabulous & I must play with my butterflies more - great to see you in Melbourne again xxx

H2 :) said...

Great colours Di. Love the layered butterflies. :)

Anamaria said...

Love the butterflies. The effect is so impressive.