Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Vintage Valentine

Happy hump day! Hope your week is going well...we're halfway to the weekend! Woohoo!

Today's card is for a bunch of challenges:
CR84F--red, kraft, brown
Paper Issues--Valentines
A Passion for Papertrey--outside your comfort zone (I used cardstock & buttons from PTI.)

I went with a vintage look, which is definitely outside my comfort zone, but I like the result. I started with my new Hero Arts stamps, then found this paper in my stash & thought it was the perfect background for the typewriter.




A fun tip: As I was putting this card together, I realized the bright white of my ribbon really didn't go with the creamy cardstock, so I sponged some Creamy Caramel ink on top to age it a little. Can you see the difference in the photo? It's a small thing, but I think it adds to the overall vintage feel.

Hope you like it!

Stamps: Type (Hero Arts)
Paper: Real Red, Very Vanilla, PTI Kraft, Pink Paislee pp
Ink: Adirondack Espresso, Creamy Caramel
Accessories: Bazzill Basics ribbon, PTI buttons, SU linen thread, Nestabilities circles & scalloped circles

28 comments:

Laurel said...

Fab card Ann!

~amy~ said...

perfect-o!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Cute card Ann! Love the typed paper paired with the Vintage typewriter! Thanks for the ribbon tip and thanks for playing along with CR84FN :) Hope you come join the fun again!

Deanna said...

Gorgeous and brilliant idea with the ribbon!

E.T said...

So lovely Ann!

Debgem said...

Lovely card - I do like the typewriter (reminds me of my secretarial course). I really like how you've coloured the ribbon to match your card. Fab! Thanks for playing along with CR84FN this week!

Heidi Van Laar said...

Such a sweet card Ann, and I love the ribbon idea!

(-: Heidi

Brandi said...

What a great idea on the ribbon. I would have never thought of that!

Lisa Somerville said...

How cute! Love your image! Thanks for playing at CR84FN!

Cheryl said...

Fun card! I love the clean design.

xiumaiyuki said...

me likey.... a lot! So adorable!!

Cristina said...

What a super cool card! I love typewriters. And you paired it with the *perfect* paper.

Karen B. said...

Cool vintage card, and thanks for tip on the ribbon too.

Kate said...

This is fabulous!! I love the vintage look!! For being outside of your comfort zone, you certainly seem to have mastered the look. And the ribbon is PERFECT with a bit of inking. Great job!

Aimes said...

Ooooh you rock that Vintage style, girlie! Love the tip with the ribbon - that's one I need to remember instead of insisting I need new ribbon all the time LOL!
Thanks so much for joining us on A Passion for Papertrey!
Hugs,
Aimes
x

Andrea M said...

Hey Ann! What a lovely card! Just so fab! Love the gingham ribbon!!! Fantastic use of the challenge colors! Thanks so much for playing along with CR84FN! We appreciate your support!

Meredith said...

The typewriter is so cute, and your background DP goes wonderfully! Thanks for joining CR84FN this week :)

Belinda said...

Just perfect! :) Love your inking the ribbon!

Sue Lelli said...

Ann, LOVE how you changed the appearance of the ribbon! REALLY made a HUGE difference! LOVE the text at the bottom by the typewriter! THX for playing with us this week at CR84FN!

Michele Gross said...

Check you out McGuivering the ribbon! Wicked smart!!

Vanessa said...

Your card is gorgeous, Ann!! Love this new HA stamp - it's on my wishlist! Thanks for joining us at Card Patterns!!!

Laurie said...

Ann this is so cute! I love that plaid ribbon!

Susan (peebsmama) said...

Such a cute card. Great idea about inking the ribbon.

Stephanie Kraft said...

Lovely vintage card, Ann! Love how you inked your ribbon.. nice touch! Thanks for playing along with CR84FN!

suezie said...

Wow! What a neat but oh so simple idea. I have toned down bright white cardstock with inks before but never thought to use it on ribbon. TFS Cute card too BTW :-)

Caryn said...

Hey - that's my weak spot too - vintage, I am so pants at it!! Your card is stunning, love the wee typewriter stamp.

Thanks for joining in at A Passion for Papertrey.

Hugs,
Caryn xxx

LeAnne said...

Love love love this! I love shabbying up my ribbon, too! Great idea!

The Autocrat: Haley said...

LOVE THIS! So very fabulous! Visiting from Paper Issues!