Wednesday, August 18, 2010

"Flower Power" Vintage challenge card

The challenge on Tiffany Doodles this month is "Flower Power!"  Tiffany has some gorgeous flower stamps, but I've really been into retro images lately (DH would question "lately" and restate it as "always" lol) - the Anne Taintor kind with an overly happy image and a cheeky, cynical, smart-assed caption.  After some thinking, I decided to use the "Coffee Break" stamp from Create with TLC.  It's also perfect for the Vintage challenge at Creatalicious.

The retro flower vase is from Dover's Floral Illustrations.  I've loved Dover Publications for years.  They are an amazing resource for crafters, and they have so many books that come with all the images on CD!  If you're into digistamps you NEED to check out Dover.  They also have a weekly email newsletter with free samples - definitely check them out!

The caption/sentiment is obviously derived from the mastercard ads.  At first I was thinking of this maybe as a girlfriend to girlfriend card - I had some vague thought like a "yes he's an idiot but at least you took him for what he's worth" card ... or something along those lines, I didn't have a real plan.  But DH took one look and said obviously it's an anniversary card - and of course he's right:  more like "our love is perfect and for everything else there's credit."  And it could easily be from him to her or from her to him, depending on how the personalized note is written.

The paper has a pearlescent sheen, perfect for an anniversary card.  I took the same flower bouquet image, enlarged it, and printed it lightly in gray for the background.  Image is colored with Copics:

Flowers:  Y08, Y11, Y15, Y17, E34, B63, YG21, YG23, G24, G29, RV02, RV25, R43, YR02, YR07, C1, N3.  And white Signo pen.
Cup & saucer:  W1, N3
Woman:  E00, E02, R20, E53, YR21, Y11, E34, B21, B26

Font is BlackJack.
And Diamond Stickles (of course) to accent the inside.


Tiffany said...

Oh I just love your vintage card!! Especially the diamond stickles on the inside! Nice touch! Thanks for playing at Tiffany Dooodles!

Virginia L. said...

Fabulous!! Very charming indeed! Thanks for joining us at Tiffany Doodles!

Cheryl said...

Just beautiful and the image is perfect!!! Thanks for joining us at Creatalicious!!

Ruby said...

Fab card! Love the sentiment, so funny! Thanks for playing along with us at Tiffany Doodles!

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