Wednesday, April 13, 2022

The Card Concept: Vintage Style

There’s a new inspiration challenge at The Card Concept and the theme is Vintage Style. Even with "vintage" as the theme, I created a Clean and Simple card using the elegant birdcage and the beautiful colors as inspiration.

Vintage Style

I have a love/hate relationship with this card. I'd like to have played with it a little bit more but it was either stop and snap a photo during daylight - or not have a card for this week's challenge. I love the idea of it. That birdcage was totally inspired by the challenge and it has such detail, I like the look of it on a fresh and clean card. The bird is so cute - and he looks so good with the pinks and greens in the background.  But after that it all kind of fell apart. The embossed square is the wrong size. The sentiment took my 7 tries to get right - seven!!  Seven wasted pieces of paper due to it being crooked or smudged or not all stamped (even using different tools to get it right).  Then I got one that was perfect, but this isn't it.  I had my little scene all put together and I picked it up with press-and seal, added my adhesive, then dropped the whole darn thing on my perfectly stamped card.  I could go on - but I think you can all relate to the drama that happens with some cards. Maybe the card isn't even all that bad - but the drama is impacting the way I view it!  Don't even get me started on the photo - my caring level was fairly low at that point - and the photo is so much harsher than the actual card.

I'm done whining! I do hope my card serves its purpose. I know the inspiration is named "vintage style" but there's always so much you can get from an inspiration challenge. This one didn't push me toward "vintage" but it did push me toward a beautiful birdcage and a sweet bird with flowers. I hope to see you playing along with us at The Card Concept - and may your crafting session be fun and relaxing!


Stamps: Taylored Expressions Itty Bitty Sentiments

Dies: Penny Black Vintage Birdcages and Tweets, Spellbinders Bouquet of Flowers

Cardstock: Stampin' Up Crumb Cake, Garden Green, Melon Mambo, Polished Pink

Other: Alexandra Renke embossing folder

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