Monday, July 20, 2015


With summer finally in full swing here, I'm finding less and less time to sit myself down at my craft table! I did manage to make a neat vintage/steampunk/grunge card for my nephew and his fianace, for their engagement party. Thought I'd give it a little spotlight here because I really liked how it turned out!

I used a purple and gray color theme, as these are their wedding colors, and I did alot of inking of edges with some Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Vintage Photo (which I love love!).  See those 3 little buttons on the top? They were some pretty vintage buttons I found at a garage sale. I love the little purple gems that sparkle and shine when you turn the card this way and that.

I tucked in a little lace doily on the left side of the photo, after sponging it with the vintage photo ink.
Don't you just ADORE this image? I found it on Pinterest when I searched for "vintage photo couple on moon". The website it's from is Deviant Art. Her images are free for personal use.  I typed the various tags text using MS Word, using a fancy font, then printed them out on cream cardstock, and cut them out with fancy edged scissors. The photo was also cut along the edges with my fancy edged scissors and ink distressed.

Burlap always gives something a more grunge/vintage look, so I cut strips and frayed the edges, to add under their names, and the sentiments. I stamped some little black stars on each side of the "love you to the moon and back".

I found this saying by searching online for engagement quotes. I thought it was just perfect. And there's another one of those vintage buttons at the bottom. Love it!

I used a little more burlap on the inside for a little added interest... and used a few little burlap strings that I had pulled out from the edges.
I made my special envelope using the We Are Memory Keepers envelope punch board. That is one of my FAVE tools.   The paper is a glittery gold paper that I got from JoAnn's. The "belly band" is made with some gray satin polka dot ribbon. It can be slid off easily. I didn't want to mar the envelope and ruin it, but taping it shut. To the belly band ribbon, I added one of my handmade shabby paper flowers using the same purple and gray papers, and a pretty lavender organza ribbon bow.

The tag is also made with the gold glittery paper (though you can't see how it sparkles in this photo unfortunately). Another little lavender bow tops it off, with their names on a little piece of cream cardstock, and a little strip of the scrapbook paper with the purple flowers glued on. Lots of distressing here too.

This wasn't really a tutorial, but I hope you get a few ideas from my card. Happy crafting!

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