Friday, August 2, 2013

Inspired Vintage

I caught a glimpse of the Tuesday Trigger picture at Moxie Fab World and couldn't shake it loose until I made a card (actually two)! The first was a more direct take on the beautiful inspiration collage photo and the second was more inspired by the first card.
This is the inspiration collage much to be inspired by!

I made the envelope out of a used larger envelope and used a marker on a tag image to just ink up the writing and used my stamp-a-ma-jig to add the address and return address. Lots of crumpling, tearing and sponging and some finds in my vintage button and sewing boxes. I used a base of Baja Breeze embossed with the Elegant Lines ef with added Suede sponging and some pearls added.
Stamps: Travel Post, Young Vermillion, Kindness Matters
Paper: Baja Breeze, Very Vanilla, In Color Patterns Pack, envelope resized into small envelope
Ink: Stazon Timber Brown, Blushing Bride, Baja Breeze, Soft Suede
Accessories: Stamp-a-ma-jig, Pretties Kit, Pearls, Cutter Kit Distressing Tool, Sponge, Vintage Trim, Articake Charm, Elegant Lines Embossing Folder
Techniques: Distressing, Crumpling Tearing, Sponging, Dry Embossing, Watercoloring from ink pad lids

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This one is a smaller collage with the same bg and similar elements in the collage. I added two stickpins that I'd purchased and some natural trim. The vellum strip was cut from a wedding invitation.
Stamps: French Script
Paper: Baja Breeze, Watercolor Paper, My Mind's Eye dp-Blush Sweet Bouquet, Bashful Blue, Dictionary Page, vellum strip cut from wedding invite
Ink: Soft Suede, Gesso and blue reinkers
Accessories: Elegant Lines Embossing Folder, Elegant Butterfly Punch, Natural Trim, art.i.cake stickpins, Vintage button card, stamp, sponge, pearls, wide oval punch
Techniques: Collage, Sponging, Distressing, Crumpling, Tearing, Dry Embossing

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  1. Both are pretty! I love the color choices too!

  2. Beautiful job Gail, I love both of your cards, fabulous takes on the challenge! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and leaving me a comment, you sure are appreciated! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

  3. Love both of the cards. Great design and scrumptious details. The jewelry accents are divine!

  4. gorgeous colours, and uber-gorgeous card!

  5. Hey Gail! Thanks for linking this up to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)