Today I have the honor and privilege of being featured on the Digital Two for Tuesday blog. Cora makes these images available for all to use for no other reason than that she enjoys what she does – searching them out from among vintage catalogs, books, magazines, and bringing them back to life in the 21st century . These are honest to goodness vintage images and I’ve had great fun collecting and coloring them. My birthday boy and another very cute illustration are available there today.
I printed the image on Flourishes' Classic Ivory cardstock and colored with Copic markers in shades of gray. Pale gray ink was sponged around the edges of the image panel. I'd hoped to make this card completely monochromatic, and I did accomplish that with the coloring, but then I mixed in some tan with the designer paper, and couldn't help but add that little pop of color with the red string on the button. Almost monochromatic. The button, by the way, is nearly as vintage as the image. A Cuttlebug embossed border adds a bit of trim across the front. The black cardstock (from CTMH) has a white core which peeks through when the cardstock is sanded, as I did around the card edges and over the embossed trim. The designer papers are KaiserCraft Vintage Timeless.
I wanted to cut the image panel with a shaped Spellbinders die, but I didn’t have just the right size, so I pieced together two sections of the Curved Rectangles Nestabilities:
The embossed border strip covers the seam. I imagine any of the die cut shapes could be shortened or elongated in this manner as long as you have something to cover the seam.
Well, this was fun. Reminds me of my old designer days but, no, I plan to stay free wheeling with plenty of time to love on my Wally and LuLu. I’ll be back later in the week with something to tickle your funny bone. Hope to see you then!