Sunday, May 02, 2010

Vintage Box of Cards

Over at StampTV.com Sharri's Blast From the Past challenge for this week is to make a box of cards.  I decorated a plastic card box using a large doily stamp from Nana's Needlework.  I blinged it up with some adhesive back half pearls, a large pink button and a white flower I sponged with yellow ink. 

I made four cards to put in the box.  I used the sketch from "Just Us Girls" challenge this week. I chose some vintage colors to use on the cards, Lemon Drop, Innocent Pink, and Turquoise Sea along with Black Onyx and White as my neutrals.  All from the Pure Luxury line at Gina K Designs.  I can't say how much I love this card stock. It is so thick and sturdy. And she released a new color that I think is my favorite, Turquoise Sea. :o)  Four the main focal images of all the cards, I stamped the image on white card stock and created a mask of the same image with a post-it note.  I masked the image and sponged around it with either Barely Banana or Pink Pirouette ink.  I liked the look of the sewing machine left white and just added a hint of color on some of the pieces of the machine with Copic markers.  I decided to color the dress on the woman to match the Turquoise Sea card stock but made it a few shades lighter.  All stamps are from the new set, Sew Pretty except the "Happy Birthday" is from Nana's Needlework Sentiments.  I kept the cards fairly simple to fit in the box and did not use any ribbon, gasp! "Sew", here are the four cards:




6 comments:

Dana Gustafson said...

How adorable! I love your vintage vibe for your box of cards. So cute! Thanks so much for joining Just Us Girls this week!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Such fun cards! I like how you featured each image in both yellow & pink! Awesome job with this week's sketch - thanks for playing along with Just Us Girls :)

Stampin' Pam said...

Fabulous Melissa! Great job with the cards and I love how the belly band still lends itself to the overall sketch too.

Maria Levine said...

Love your box of cards! Fabulous set. Love the colors and that you used this week's sketch for all those cards. Thanks so much for playing along with JUGS!

wordbird said...

Oh wow Melissa...I love these! And your belly band is so beautiful! ;D Diana Q

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

great set of cards, adorable....have a fantastic day!

enjoy *~*