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Saturday, April 6, 2013

Vintage Boy's Card

    It's been a little while since I made a vintage card. I chose to go with a boy's theme this time, so it's a  combination of two of my favorite styles - vintage and male. I wanted to try out a style not too "clean" - which isn't one of my strengths, I must admit.
    I was inspired by the picture over at The Play Date Cafe, which to me said neutral colors and nature. So I finally took out a DP I've held on to for some while to make the background - I just love the wooden look of it.
    I also knew what image to use, as well as I wanted to use some leftovers: a strip of a lattice die cut, part of a fence die cut, and a die cut circle frame I didn't use for another project. 
    The circle I covered with gesso.  I also used 2 different washi tapes. The one with script is untouched, but to give the black and white one with the diamond pattern an aged look I used sandpaper on it, then added walnut distress ink on top - and that's also my tip for Top Tip Tuesday
    For texture I used cheesecloth and jute onto which I attached a clock metal charm. I also added a ticket with sentiment, a button and 2 flowers. I don't think I've ever used flowers on a male card before, but I've seen others make it work, so I thought I'd give it a go too.

    This card is for these challenges:
    1) The Play Date Cafe - PDCC176 Picture
    2) Rhedd & Rosie's Challenge Blog - #3 Vintage/Shabby
    3) LEJ Designs - #47 Your Favourite Style
    4) Paper Minutes - #263 Washi Tape
    5) Top Tip Tuesday - #98 Girls & Boys Come Out To Play
    6) Shopping Our Stash - #96 Not Your Normal Paper
    7) ABC Challenge - K for Kraft
    8) By the Cute & Girly - Vintage
    9) Live & Love Crafts Challenge - BINGO (Cheesecloth+Vintage+Flowers)
    10) Make it Monday - Anything Goes


    aussie aNNie said...

    Fab use of the gesso, I must admit I just love this vintage style card, the cheescloth, flower and even the picture it's all a wonderful made card. I to haven't made a vintage card for ages, you have done well and really love this one..xx

    cotnob said...

    This is gorgeous Pia, I love your papers and the vintage feel - your embellishments are perfect for a male card.

    Sue - bearhouse said...

    Stunning card Pia. I love the vintage design with such a gorgeous image and beautiful detailing.
    Sue xx

    Yvonne Garner said...

    Hi Pia! Your card is a masterpiece! I would have thought this was your mainstay. Every detail is perfect. Have a great weekend.

    karen said...

    Fabulous card Pia, that background paper is just perfect for this image, hugs, Karenxx

    PinkyLisasInkyCrafts said...

    Thank you so much for entering Challenge 47 over on the LEJ Designs Challenge Blog.
    What a gorgeous vintage male card. The image is gorgeous and all the elements match and work so beautifully. The small piece of fence, trellace and string look wonderful. I love this card.
    I hope we see you joining us for our future challenges.

    Hugs Lisa xxxxxx LEJ DT Member

    Tammy said...

    This is gorgeous Pia! I love that image and all of your fabulous textures!
    Hugs, Tammy

    Karen Letchworth said...

    Hi Pia! I love everything about this sweet vintage-styled card. Amazing! I hope you will consider sharing it (and any of your lovely work) in our challenges at Word Art Wednesday - always Anything Goes. LOVE it!

    Chrissy said...

    Fabulous vintage card Pia, love the added flowers, they just blend right in.Love all the elements and textures and such a great image..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

    scrappymo! said...

    Ohhhh, I love all the snippets of dies that you used on this card. it is such a wonderful masculine card...that image is perfect!!! It made me smile as they look so earnest.

    That background wooden paper is so nice...I would have a hard time cutting into it too. It is really versatile and would go with so many themes. I wish someone would make a paper pack of just weathered wood board,each page a different washed out colour!

    Love all your embellishments too! Great card.

    Sheryl said...

    Hi Pia, thank you for the lovely comment on my blog. I love your vintage card. Those two boys look so adorable. I love the die cut fence and your other embellishments.
    Hugs Sheryl xx

    Hazel said...

    Super vintage card. You commented on my blog that you'd been trying to get the fishtail flag dies for some time - this is where I got them:
    but I did have to wait a while because they were out of stock when I ordered - hopefully they've still got some more now - HTH x

    Sue M B said...

    Ooh this is SO gorgeous Pia!! what a brilliant image and I love the wood paper and fab embellies… everything is just perfect… it's a wonderful male card! :-)
    Hope you have a lovely weekend!
    Big hugs
    Sue xx

    chrissy xx said...

    Oh My! I LOve this Pia...A FABulous vintage card...
    FABulous design...Everything is perfect....LOve it.

    Wishcraft said...

    Lovely card Pia. Fab layout and love all your details :o) Hugs, Lisa x

    Mrs A. said...

    A lovely card which fits the bill perfectly. I like the addition of the flowers and think it works well with them on the card. hugs Mrs A.

    M said...

    I love the 'weathered' look you've given this card and you've embellished it beautifully.

    Jackie said...

    Out of your comfort zone or not totally rocked this card girl! It's awesome & I LOVE everything about it! Very nice work Hun & TFS!!!

    Meihsia Liu said...

    Hi, Pia, this is such a fabulous vintage card. Love the beautiful embellishments and adorable image. Thank you so much for joining us at Make It Monday this week. ^_^

    KraftyKoolKat said...

    This is gorgeous Pia. You have achieved the two things I find hard to do, Vintage and also boys/men card. Fantastic embellishements and layout sweetie.


    Faye said...

    What a wonderful vintage style card. The scrim is a lovely details. X

    Zippy said...

    Gorgeous vintage card, I find it very hard to do this type of card and you have done it perfectly xxx

    Shelby said...

    This is a beautiful and perfect vintage male card! Love how you've layered your elements and the picture is so perfect.


    Sandra Mathis said...

    Hej Pia,
    Klockrent manligt vintagekort, de ar alltid svarast att gora, men du har lyckats fantastiskt bra. Tack for inspirationen och for att du deltar i LLC:s aprilutmaning. Kram, Sandy

    Lau W said...

    Superb vintage card, love the texture, aw, wonderful !

    Skye said...

    A beautiful vintage card. Love the image and your layering

    Kati said...

    What a artful vintage card. Thanks for showing it for paperminutes.

    Lisa S. said...

    Love your vintage card Pia! The cheesecloth is such a cool touch and I love the photo too.

    Asha said...

    That cheesecloth.... what a brilliant idea! Love it. This is such an adorable card with beautiful accents! WOW!
    xxx Asha
    Sunny Summer Crafts

    anya said...

    This is simply fantastic! I love all the different elements you've used to bring the colors together. Such fabulous texture. So glad you could join us for this week's Play Date Cafe Challenge!

    Leslie Hanna said...

    I love how you can mix so many different things and have it look so great. I don't have that gene. :

    Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

    Uta said...

    Your vintage card is so beautiful. Thanks for joining us at By the Cute and Girly.
    Hugs, Uta

    Sanja Grdinić said...

    He-he! Love it! That picture is great! :)

    Lin said...

    Thank you for joining us at ABC with your gorgeous vintage card. The image is fabulous and tones in just pefectly with the kraft in the background.

    Lin xx

    Decosse's Dynamite Doodles said...

    Great vintage card and I think you made the flowers work really well for a male card. Everything else is so strongly masculine that it compliments it well.


    Crafteezee said...

    Fab vintage card. Thanks for joining us at Live and Love Crafts.
    Hugs Tracy x