Monday, July 11, 2011

Vintage Flowers - Friday Mashup

Vintage seems really popular right now - or so it seems.  This is the third card where I have used the vintage approach.
The challenge with the Friday Mashup here is to create a card with vintage flowers, or a card with vintage flowers and a vintage feel.  So, you guessed it, I made a card with vintage flowers and a vintage feel.  Here's my card:

Vintage Flower 1:  5 Petal Flower punch - one in pink pirouette and one in very vanilla plus a Boho blossom.  All edges sponged with Soft suede and the petals curled. Dazzling diamonds and crystal effects in middle.  Old Olive leaves hand cut.

Vintage Flower2: 2 3/8" scallop circle punch of Marina Mist card stock.. Cut in narrow strips from outside edge in a circle to the middle.  Sponge all edges .  Then with a pair of forceps curl from outer edge to the middle forming a rosette.

Vintage Flower 3: Punch 3 of the largest flowers of the Boho blossom punch.  Distress each piece until you are able to peel each piece into 2 layers.  Then spritz lightly with water and  crumple each piece.  Straighen, insert a brad in the middle, and bring each layer up over the brad.  Then loosen the flower until you have the shape you want.

Vintage Flower 4  Using flower die from Birds & Flowers (retired), cut 3 of them in a pale pink and make into a rose.  Leaves were hand cut. 

Stamps: Vintage Vogue, Simple Friendship, Dreams du Jour
Inks: Soft Suede, Pink Pirouette, Marina Mist, Old Olive
Papers: Pink Pirouette, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Marina|Mist, Bashful blue
Accessories: Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder, Eyelet Border Punch, Victoria Crochet Trim, 1/8" white taffeta trim (colored with Crumb Cake Marker), Vintage Brad, metallic brad, Pearls, Crystal Effects and Dazzling diamonds, 1 3/4 X 7/8" oval punch,


Lisa said...

Spectacular card! The flowers are all stunning and the colors you chose are perfect for a vintage look!

Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Friday Mashup!

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

Love your card! Such a warm, pretty, vintage feel - simply beautiful!! Thanks so much for playing with us at the Friday Mashup!

Always Playing with Paper said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Love your pretty flowers! Thanks for joining us at the Friday Mashup!

Holly said...

This is fabulous!! I love everything on it... This is perfect for our Vintage challenge! I love how you used all the elements. Thanks for joining us at the Friday Mashup this week.

Kasey said...

Hi Maria, Such a pretty vintage card using flowers. It's pretty easy to mashup it up this week at the Friday Mashup and you've done a great job of it. Good luck.
Kasey ~ in Oz

Kim P said...

Gorgeous! The muted tones and font on that sentiment are perfect for a vintage look! Thanks for playing the Friday Mashup!!

Karen said...

This is a awesome card. You really put a lot of thought into it. Thanks for playing with the friday mashup

ArtisticInkspirations said...

What a magnificent card!!

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