Or 'Hi, hi, hi' as I can often be found greeting you with round here. Which is an appropriate greeting for the card I've got to share today:
It's another card showing a way to use vintage/retro/old papers in regular modern-style crafting, combining them together with fresh up-to-date patterned paper ranges.
To make this mini 3"x3" card:
- I used a small section of plain text as a backdrop.
- The only thing to be careful of at this stage is making sure you read exactly what the text says before using it;
- [I speak from experience ... I once found an old novel which I was about to cut up and happily sell in my Plundered Pages packs ... until I began to read the pages. I then discovered that the female central character was - how shall I put it? - quite free with her 'affections' and, after a quick online search I learned that, in its day the book had been banned for obscenity!! Lesson learned!]
- I stuck down 2 strips of pompom trim across the card;
- then layered on a rectangle of Studio Calico chevron print paper over the top, raised on 3D foam pads;
- I then pushed a long decorative pin down through the layer:
- The main focal point was the section cut from an old book featuring the alphabet in semaphore which I trimmed around and mounted on 3D foam too;
- And as it spelled out 'Hi' already, I thought it would make for a nice general greeting card:
- The pompom trim and the bobbly pin are both from The Ribbon Girl.
- Studio Calico paper from Sarah's Cards
- Similar vintage text and unique imagery can be found inside my Plundered Pages vintage paper packs via my Etsy shop.This is part of my Plundering Pages feature and you can click below for more old-with-new papercrafting project ideas:
I honestly love working with old papers because of their unique, one-of-a-kind, no-one else-will-have-quite-the-same-item, qualities but that certainly doesn't mean I only use them on vintage style / 'Heritage' projects. Because, to be honest, I don't really make anything in that style anyway!
I think I'll share a few more of the 'modern cards made with old papers' this week just to back up what I'm rambling on about!
I hope this is the start of a great week for you.