Saturday 13 March 2010

Vintage Gift Card

Wow Saturday again, the weeks are slipping past so quickly. When I got up this morning to feed the cats it was a grey start to the day but now the sun is trying to peek through and it looks promising. Fingers crossed!!

 I have had such fun making this card. I wasn't sure how to approach my next project, although I knew I wanted to make something that I could put some money in as a wedding present for Matt and Sam next week. Having found some inspiration through the challenge blogs I set about gathering the things I would need. It took me a while to choose the image, which is from a pack by Debbie Moore. The layout, colours and recipe for elements were from challenge sites (see list below). The backing papers are from an Old World mat stack and the rose are a HOTP pack called Blossoms & Buds. The two flowers I have made using lace, buttons, punches and the cricut. I couldn't find the right coloured ribbons in my collection so I cut three pieces of cream organza and coloured two pieces using cosmic shimmer mist and tattered angels mist, I used these on the leaves and tiny butterfly too. I have distressed edges and used Stickles and Cosmic Shimmer Twinkles

This fits challenges -
Colour Create - Mint, chocolate and cream.
Simon Says Stamp - sketch
Gingersnap Creations - Frosting
Crafty Creations - Make your own flowers
Creative Inspirations - Charms
Everybody Art - Recipe - 2 papers, 2 flowers, 2 buttons.
Fussy and Fancy - Green
Raise the bar - Go Green

I went on to then make the inside into a gift card to hold the money. I used brown paper as the backing papers and stamped 'celebrate' in gold. On the left side I made a tag printing and embossing the swirls and edging it with cosmic shimmer twinkles. Again I used punches and the cricut to make the flowers and the sentiment. On the right hand side I used the roses paper to make the pouch and made an envelope from vellum to hold the money, again embellishing it to reflect the other side.
This fits challenges -
Cutecard Thursday - Celebrations
Frosted designs - background stamping

Finally I made the envelope to match and reflect the colours of the card. I used a 12x12 paper and cut it down to make my own template for it. Again I have used the roses paper, the 'faith' sentiment and the flowers that reflect the midle of the card.
This fits the challenge from Cuttlebug Challenge to make an envelope to match the art.

What do you think?

Have a great weekend. I am going to go out shopping for a while, haven't mooched for ages.
Take care. *luv* Bxxx


Pop's Cards said...

This is great love the colours that you have used, a great take on Charms at Creative Inspiration, hugs Pops x

NGCARDS said...

Gorgeous work! Thanks for joining us this week at Creative Inspirations! xxx

Eiglas said...

Not sure this beautiful card actually fits the color description, but what a thing ov lovliness it is! Anyone would be delighted to recieve such a lovely thing!
Thank you for coming over to play at Colour Create this week!

Georgie Hughes said...

Another beautiful card Brenda, I love the way you embelish your cards and the care you take when creating. Your are very clever with your ideas, I have yet to see a card from you that doesn't reach out and grab my attention.

Georgie X

Jean Franks Beck said...

Oh. My. Goodness. This is stunning!! I love everything about it - it's marvelous!! And a wonderful entry for the Gingersnap frosting challenge!

Janiel/ janny said...

What a beautiufl card!!!!
Tons of fun details..
Thank you for joining us at Colour Create this week!
Hugs, Janiel

Cate said...

I love all the layering and flowers! Very sweet!!

Di said...

Beautiful card love all the work you have put into it!!
Thanks for joining C.C this week

Hugs Di xxxxx

Darlene said...

I just LOVE vintage and this is a gorgeous set! Thanks for joining us at Raise the Bar!!

scrapkowa maniaczka - Dorota 71 said...

Swietne! Piękna, dopracowana. I te kolorki.
Naprawdę mi się podoba!

Stampin'Piper said...

Great card, wonderful colours!

Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations!

Hugs Tanja

Brenda Brown said...

This is a Google translation of the comment from Dorota.
A good! Beautiful, sophisticated. And those colors.
I really like!
Thanks Dorota. lol Bxxx

~*Joni said...

Brenda this is amazing! I am really loving all the vintage art that is out there, what a wonderful layout and an even prettier image. Wonderful job, thank you for going green and joining us at Raise The Bar this week!

Barb Craft said...

This is a gorgeous card! Love how you made the ribbons the colors you needed... don't you just love Glimmer mist?! It's my new favorite thing! Glad you could share your card with us at Frosted Designs this week!
Barb :)

Anonymous said...

This is a lovely vintage card! Thank you for joining us at Fussy and Fancy Friday!

Anonymous said...

This is so pretty! Thanks for joining us at Gingersnap Creations!