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Sunday, July 8, 2012

Vintage card made of leftovers


This card is totally made from scraps and leftovers. I hardly throw anything away and I try to be "economical" in my cardmaking (I don't dare to think of the money I've spent on this hobby...) If you disassembled this card you would see what I mean!
I can't remember where I got the image, but the post card label is a left over from a design paper. The sentiment is a rub-on ( I love rub-ons!) and I used the masking technique with 2 different unused stamps to make the fence and rose. I also stamped the rose twice and cut out just the flowers. The ribbon bow I made for another project, but I didn't use it then. If I remember correctly, I bought the lace while on a trip to Tallinn and the doily I bought in a food store in Dubai. So this card represents my 2 favorite hobbies: travel and card making!




I participate in the following challenges with this card:
1) Craft Your Days Away - #49 Doily's and Lace
2) Craftymess Challenge - #12 Ribbons and Lace
3) Chocolate, Coffee & Cards - Anything Goes
4) It's All About the Vintage - Anything vintage/retro goes
5) Paper Pretties - PPC213 any occasion card
6) Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
7) Waste Not Wednesday - always "use your forgotten stuff"
8) Crazy Amigo Challenge - Vacation (postcard on the card and items bought on holiday - maybe a bit far fetched?)

20 comments:

scrappymo! said...

Lovely card...you are so smart to recycle all the left over bits...
This hobby is so addicting but it is an expensive hobby!
When i was still working I stockpiled patterned paper when it went on clearance. I have a lot of heritage and vintagey papers as they never seem to go out of style...Most were 5 cents each or so! LOL That is about 90% off!
Now that I am retired I am so glad to have my stockpile!
Thanks for sharing your card...it is lovely, as always.

Sande said...

Your card is absolutely adorable! Love the colors and those stamps!
Thanks for joining us at It's all about the Vintage and Beauty! Hope to see you again soon!

Hugs, Sande xx

sue - bearhouse said...

gorgeous card. I love the image and the colours and layout are fabulous

Sue

Dazie said...

Beautiful, I love that image!


Thanks for joining us over at craft your days away.

Dazie
x

Wishcraft said...

Oh this is so pretty! Gorgeous card. Thanks for joining in with my WNW challenge :o) Hugs, Lisa x

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

you do vintage so well, beautiful card. janex

ilse said...

wonderfull vintage card

Skye said...

Gorgeous vintage card. I like the story behind the items.

sari said...

Hej Pia!
Vilken underbar & bedårande kort! Så söta detaljer! Tusen tack för att du är med oss i It's All About The Vintage & Beauty challenge! Lycka till! Kram

Marlies said...

A gorgeous vintage card! Beautiful details and what lovely fence and rose stamps, they go great together! hugs, Marlies

Sanna Saksija said...

So pretty! Absolutely lovely! Thank you for joining us at It's All About The Vintage & Beauty!

Jacqueline said...

Nice Card! Thanks for joining the Papertake Weekly Challenge! Jacqueline (GDT - Papertake Weekly)

Sharon said...

Gorgeous card. So pretty. Just goes to show you should never throw anything away. Thanks for joining Papertake Weekly Challenge. Love Sharon. (GDT). x

Lizbethem said...

Lovely card!

Anitta said...

So cute card. I like.

Annie Anya said...

Pia, your latest cards are adorable. Love the number 4 card. The way you have done the 'string' around the circles is amazing. This vintage card is gorgeously beautiful as I love vintage and this one looks special. The image is sweet...love annie

Tammy Ortiz said...

This is just adorable I love the image and the colors are amazing
We would like to thank you for Entering Chocolate, Coffee, & Cards Challenge.
Hugs from Tammy Ortiz - DT Digi Team for Chocolate, Coffee & Cards.

Nicky Wilcox said...

love it hun thanks for entering are craftymess challenge nicky xx

PinkyLisasInkyCrafts said...

Thank you so much for entering our latest challenge over on the CraftyMess challenge blog.
What a lovely leftover project. The colours are lovely and is laid out beautifully.
I hope to see you entering many more of our future challenges.
Love Lisa xx

Beccalite said...

This is beautiful I love the vintage feel of this card and your economical approach, someone after my own heart :-). Thank you for coming over and joining use at Craftymess. Great Big Huge Hugs Becca xxx