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Welcome! This is the place where I share my artsy and crafty projects. I am an evolving artist these days ... finding myself enjoying less of the cards and mini albums that I have made for years, and turning to art journaling and more artistic endeavors. I have always enjoyed some craft or other, and some of my earliest memories of my mother helping me make paper dolls and other crafts. I am now in my 60's and finding myself more passionately enjoying creating beautiful things and learning new skills and techniques and products.

While you are here I hope you will find inspiration and ideas for making your own projects, however any images or projects you find here are my personal property and should not be used for your own monetary gain, or for contests or challenges. Thank You!

2/16/2012

Vintage Style Card ala Cherry Nelson

I know I've been kind of MIA around here lately, but I've been busy working on a very special design team project for The Hens' Den, and it's taking longer than I anticipated.  It's going to be great, though!  Anyway, when I woke up this morning I just knew that I had to make a card today ... it's like withdrawals, you know!  :o)

And I've had this image for a week or two and it's been calling out to me 'make a card with me' and I knew I had to just sit down and make it so!!!  I've also been studying cards by one of my very favorite, all time most amazing card making heroes ... Cherry Nelson, and I wanted to make a card that she would love, and I really hope she loves this one!  Here is my vintage card ala Cherry Nelson ...



Don't you love it???  The image actually has an Easter greeting at the bottom, but you can't see it for the huge flower I made, so it could be for a birthday card, too!  I wish someone would make one like this for MY birthday, which is in April, and is a BIG one this year, too!!!  (I mean, REALLY BIG!)

Here are the details ...

Supplies:
  • Base card stock - The Paper Studio
  • Brown ink - Stampabilities
  • Patterned papers (pink graph and music notes) - October Afternoon 'Sidewalks'
  • April calendar - Crafty Secrets (freebie)
  • Pearl swirls - Prima
  • Seam binding - Bluebird Lane Etsy shop
  • Star pin - Maya Road
  • Pearl head pins - Bead Landing head pins from Michael's jewelry department
  • Buttons, doily, felt, eyelet lace, burlap and chenille fabric all from my stash
  • Stickles 'platinum' and 'diamond' - Ranger Industries

Tools:
  • Martha Stewart / EK Success paper trimmer
  • Martha Stewart / EK Success scoring board
  • scissors, craft knife, ruler, pinking shears
  • ink jet printer
  • Cuttlebug and Scalloped Circles Small Spellbinders Nestabilities dies

For the flower, I cut 3 varying sizes of  felt using my Cuttlelbug and Spellbinders dies.  Then I cut two different sizes of circles from the burlap and a mid sized circle of the chenille fabric.  Then I stacked them and sewed the button on using button and craft thread.

I hope you like this card as much as I do!  I would love if you would stop for a moment and leave a comment!  Thanks for visiting, and blessings ... Becky!


3 comments:

Val said...

Oh I do love it!!! It is beautiful!!!! So how old are you gonna be??? lol

Cheri Piles said...

this is Stunning!

Cherry's Jubilee said...

OHHH Becky this is adorable! Great minds think alike too because I used that same image on an altered plaque I did. You can see it in my sold items in my etsy store. I love that u made it a happy b-day..brilliant! hugs, cherry