Sunday, June 5, 2011

Vintage Appeal

Hi Everyone!
This week's Simply Sunday Challenge at Getting Cricky with K Andrew is all about Vintage Appeal.
I love the look of vintage- any and everything, but have never attempted to try to create something with a vintage feel.  So......
Here is my attempt!

This is a 5"x5" card.
The tickets (except the Tim Holtz "Dream"), trinkets, and corner pieces that I used were some left overs that I had (sorry, I don't know the brand).
I started out with a piece of cream colored card stock cut at 5"x10" and folded in half for the card base.I then cut another piece of the same color card stock (4.75"x4.75") and inked it with TH Distressed ink.
After it dried (with a little help from the heat gun!), I used my Imaginisce Distress Tool to batter up the edges before I adhered it to the card base.
Yet again, with the same cream colored card stock, I cut the background detail from the Cindy Loo Cartridge (pg. 68) at 4.5".
The flower was the most time consuming part of the whole project- 10 minutes to put together and overnight drying time.  I used the Cindy Loo cartridge (pg. 52) to cut four 3" scallops and four 2" scallops out of Tracing paper.  I set the Cricut to a blade depth of 6, speed-3, and pressure-2 (just like vinyl).  After the cuts were complete, I used some pink TH Distress Ink- activated with water and randomly inked the scallops.  If you click to enlarge the photo you'll be able to see the various shades of pink throughout the flower.
To see how to make a very similar flower, click Here.
The center of the flower was done with Glossy Accents and white glass beads.
The next day, when the flower was completely dry, I used Brown ink to add some highlights.

Now it's your turn!  Head on over to Getting Cricky with K Andrew and play along with the Simply Sunday challenge!

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Julie, you did a great job for not doing Vintage. I'm the same way, not much on vintage but will give it a shot. The flower turned out beautifully and the background looks great. You've inspired me...thanks.

  2. soo love that flower!!! Oh my.. I think i may have to try that!!!


    Getting Cricky DTM

  3. Julie, this is so pretty. I love this flower, I can't wait to show Emily this one. She wanted me to tell you thanks for the comment, you put a smile on her face. Have a great week!
    Hugs :),
    Kathy - Getting Cricky DTM

  4. This is absolutely gorgeous. I am so glad you described how you made the flower because I've been wondering that since I received your submission. Great job!!! I can't wait to try this out.
    Brenda Getting Cricky DTM-Coordinator

  5. Julie, i'm glad you didnt give up on the flower. Its great! You did a great job!

    Your Getting Cricky DT sister,

  6. Julie this is beautiful! I love the flower! Hugs Dina

  7. Julie I am in awe of your card! I'm going to go over to your friends blog and learn how to make one of those flowers for sure! You did a great job :) Thank You for inspiring me!
    Becky your fellow DT sister

  8. I love vintage and think you did a fantastic job!

    Your flower turned out fabulous.. I love tracing paper and try to use it whenever I can.

    Hugs, Patricia

  9. The flower was def. worth the time! It is awesome! Love your card!

    Rebecca :)

  10. Julie, you did a great job. I love the big pink flower on your card.
    Rebecca M
    Getting Cricky DTM

  11. Oh-la-la! This is gorgeous Julie! I love the little trinkets and that flower is fab! It is a very inspirational card this week! I hope to play along!

  12. This is absolutely GORGEOUS---I love that big paper flower--you did a beautiful job!