Saturday, January 2, 2016

Vintage Roses

     A dear friend gave me a box full of vintage and retro cards she picked up at a yard sale.  She told me she wasn't even sure why she grabbed them but as soon as she remembered that I make cards, she knew they were supposed to get into my hands.  Most of them have a beautiful aged patina on the papers and they are so worth cutting up and up-cycling onto new cards.

     Here's the first one I've done, cutting the image piece from one of the old cards.

     The card base itself is kraft CS and I've added different shades of pink CS to make layers both inside and out.  I set the front layers over to the left and then tore the front kraft layer and the bottom of the pale pink layer to give it a more distressed look.

     The original roses and bird in the image piece were just outline drawings but I colored them with my ProMarkers for a pop of color.  The sheer ribbon was wrapped around the pale pink CS and the ribbon rose was made using my new bow maker.  I'm probably going to use this for an anniversary card but it would also make a great birthday card.

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     That's all I have for today but tomorrow I have an announcement with some good news.  Be sure to stop by, won't you?  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie


  1. Gorgeous card and loving the topper. Beautiful ribbon rose too.
    Crafty Hugs
    Linda xxx

  2. Awesome Score NC!! Love the way you colored the image and the ribbon and rose look beautiful with it!!

  3. Oops forgot to say Wishing you a FABULOUS 2016 Nc :)

  4. Wow!! The Vintage roses are absolutely gorgeous my friend!! Love your design! :) HUGS

  5. Beautiful. Thank you so much for taking time to post your very creative art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday in our 216th- FF AG challenge! Praying you will have a Blessed, Prosperous, Peaceful and Creative 2016, Carole

  6. Oh My! That is so lovely. Did you think of scanning them into your computer? That way you could print them out and get multiple uses.

    Looks like you are off to a great start this new year.


  7. You have a wonderful friend who would find these for you. You will have a lot of fun in 2016 making cards with them! HNY, friend!

  8. So pretty! I love old vintage cards, it would be so hard to cut, but you have done an amazing job re-creating them. Thank you for sharing with us at TTCRD!

  9. So elegant and beautiful. Appreciate you sharing this with us at The House That Stamps Built for our Anything Goes Challenge. Good Luck and Happy New Year!

  10. Such an awesome project with so many wonderful details! Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us in the Love To Scrap! Challenge Blog's "Anything Goes!" challenge this time!
    Leslie, LTSCB DT
    Love To Scrap!
    Love To Scrap! Challenge Blog DT
    Really Reasonable Ribbon DT
    House of Cards DT

  11. This is gorgeous, Connie!! Great job! I'm going to try to upcycle some of the Christmas cards I've received and this is great inspiration!
    Thanks for playing along this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!!
    Debbie (TMS DT)
    Debbie's Dash of This and That

  12. Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Gals Corner!

  13. So pretty & what a lovely idea, using up these beauties & giving them new life!
    Dawn xx

  14. Beautiful card!
    Thanks for joining us over at Color and Craft Challenge by Lacy Sunshine
    Sandra (DT Coordinator)

  15. Ooo . . . this is gorgeous!! What a great friend you have. :) Your colors are perfect with the vintage card and the way you've colored the roses is fabulous!! It looks like they were supposed to be that way. Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built.


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