Vintage photos + great quotes = my new hobby! I love, love making these cards.I often try to add vintage ephemera as well.Some photos are just incredible! Did this little kid really smoke that pipe?They never smiled back then!Here’s a few more.I’ll be back soon with more of these to share.
Category Archives: Handmade cards
I haven’t made any baby cards for some time. It was fun to revisit the sweet images.I used a vintage card for this image. Lots of cutting detail.Can’t forget the baby boys.Those are my baby shoes! Definitely vintage!The white and yellow quilt was the only quilt my grandmother made. It is one of my treasures.I love the bolder colors of this card.My new digital cutting machine- the Cameo Silhouette cut out the words above and this onesie.I’ll be taking these cards and a stack of gift tags to Circle Me if you are local to Lincoln. You can also check these and others out on my facebook page
I love this type of paper with it’s bright and cheery colors! I just had to make more cards out of it. You can see the first set I made here.Here’s a close up of the details.The age old question. . .Details of burlap and a handmade rosette.and finally. . .
Well, I’ve spent the last 12 days in total awe of the creative talent of Tim Holtz. Every year he does a 12 Tags of Christmas series on his blog. It is like getting an online art course! I’ve learned so many new techniques and tricks from this. I wanted to share a favorite.See those little hanging tags? The picture doesn’t do them justice. They really are like charms. Here’s a closeup.It was a bit time consuming but so worth it and fun. Here’s how it works in my simple terms. You adhere clear packing tape to an image, then soak the tape in warm water. With your fingers rub off the paper until completely gone. This leaves you with just the image. Glue this with a clear drying glue to a plastic or glass facet and let dry. Add a piece of adhesive silver to the back and burnish down hard. Use an exacto knife to trim edges. Sand the edges, and finally poke the hole with a piercer. Is this as clear as mud? Well, your in luck because I’ve linked for you Tim’s tutorial here. So, go check it out. The possibilities with this technique are endless. I’m thinking jewelry!