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Sunday, November 8, 2009

Something New

How about this for a complete departure from my normal style? I love the vintage look but have never felt very comfortable with the way mine turns out, especially compared with some of my friends in my blogger group! This card is full of new things for me: a stamp set from a new company (more below), a new style and a new technique. As soon as I saw this image I knew I wanted to try the cracked glass technique. I also don't think I have ever used lace on a card and I know I have never used vintage sheet music. The image was stamped with Brilliance Rich Cocoa ink and then I used several layers of UTEE on it. After cracking it, I went over the surface with some distressing ink and wiped off the excess. Since I was doing a vintage card, I decided to pull out some sheet music that my mother had gotten at a yard sale and left over here (she said I could have it and she knows I don't play the piano). The papers are from K& Co. and the lace was given to me by a friend. The leather photo corners are Making Memories I think. What do you think of my first attempt at vintage?

Here's the story about the image: A couple of weeks ago when I participated in the Hanna Fans Blog Hop I found Rebecca's blog. I went back to visit again a few days later and saw this card and I loved the image on it. It reminded me of my Grandmother, she loved vintage pins, like cameos that had these types of images on them. I had to see where it came from and it was from a company that I was not familiar with but I went ahead and checked it out. The name of the company is Clearly Vintage and there were several very nice sets that I liked. I wasn't sure about ordering since I didn't know then but since they were having a sale I decided to give it a try. I am happy to report that it was a great transaction and I will be back to buy more! The stamps are lovely, they stamp clear and clean straight out of the package, the prices are reasonable and they shipped very fast. Not to mention the fact that there are several more sets that I need!

Friday Night Craft Night was great. One of the things we did was collect food for the Food Pantry. I took a picture of some of the donations we received. Thanks to everyone that brought food items. There have been so many calls for assistance that they have had a hard time keeping the shelves stocked.

24 comments:

Kim Scheerer said...

Love the card...great layering!

Angela S. said...

Gina, I think it turned out great. You and Julie both used some of the same kind of stuff on your cards. I love the little cameo cracked glass image and the sheet music. Great card..

Lynn said...

Beautiful work, Gina!! Very vintage, indeed!! Love the wonderful cracked glass!!

Cora said...

Gina,
I love your card. The cracked UTEE looks amazing. I am so glad you like the stamps. They do stamp well right out of the package, so when I hear about people rubbing eraser on their stamps I just cringe. Let me know if you would like me to post your card on my blog with a link back to here. www.coraharkins@sbcglobal.net
Thank you Cora

Jackie said...

Gorgeous card Gina...tfs!!!

JazzyH said...

Beautiful!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Cracked glass is such a cool technique and one of my favorites. Beautiful job and such an lovely vintage-style card!

Karin said...

Great vintage look card and helping collect food pantry items is such a great thing to do! Good for you and thanks for sharing!

Cindy Haffner said...

So very pretty.

Michelle said...

Great job on the vintage card. Not a style that comes easily to me, but you nailed it! :)

Silli said...

I love this Gina... Great stil! Hugs and happy day.

The Wired Angel said...

Gina.. you are a very generous soul and how you care about others is so obvious!!

Your vintage card is adorable. Love it! Huge hugs for all you do, Peggy

Stampin'GHmom said...

So pretty! Love the lace at the bottom and the sheet music is a nice touch!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

There are so many people in need with the increase in unemployment. How thoughtful of you all to collect food for the food pantry. Your card is beautiful!! Love the vintage look with all the patterns, music and lace!

laos348 said...

Very pretty - wonderful vintage work.

Susan (peebsmama) said...

I like the cracked glass technique over your cameo style image. This plus your choice of patterned papers and lace does give this a vintage feel.

I feel so lucky that hubby and I have good jobs and haven't felt the effects of this recession at all so every week when I go to the grocery store, I buy an extra $5 worth of non-perishables and drop them in the food bank donation box. So this is a nice thing you did by collecting at your party.

Diane said...

Love that vintage look too, but it's hard for me to pull off. You did a great job with it. Love the card. I also love the one below! cute, cute!

Payne Holler Cards said...

oh Gina! it's beautiful! I love vintage and need to practice it more ..have been to this sight and really enjoy it! you have pushed me to try some of their stamps! just wasn't sure..but i love your cameo and lace! maybe the DIVAs will do a "vintage" challenge! this card is perfect! hope to see more from you...then I can CASE LOL
hugs,
Linda

Stephanie said...

Gina - I love that you stepped out of your comfort zone and you did an AMAZING job. I like vintage, but I think it would be so tricky.

Curt in Carmel said...

This is so beautiful! You did a great job going outside of your comfort zone. Everything about the card screams "vintage" and the feel of the card is just wonderful. All the detail you added shows a great eye! Super job! Best, Curt

Scrapping Julie said...

gina, i am so proud of you! I LOVE it. isnt sheet music so fun to work with!

Leigh Ann Baird said...

I'm really into the sheet music right now and text backgrounds. Love the card! I don't do vintage well but I enjoy viewing the work of those who can.

BloomingPink said...

Hey there! I just saw that you posted about my blog....and wanted to say THANKS!

Also, love your card. I buy lots of lace, but rarely use it..just look at it and stroke it! Now, I've got to TRY IT.

(oh, and I'm stingy with my piano music...hoarder I am)

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

Wow gina...this is really terrific! I love the vintage look and you did a fabulous job with this one. I mean really great!