Friday, June 26, 2015
Does vintage have to be beige or pastel? A bright vintage birthday tag
Don't get me wrong, I love a beige or pastel vintage-y card (like this one here—one of my favorites), but vintage does not have to be beige or pastel. So just to prove that vintage can be bright, I've done a series of tags using original vintage images from the Feburary 1955 issue of Woman's Home Companion. I decided to break in the Elizabeth Craft Designs Tags & More 8 dies I purchased a few months back, but hadn't used yet.
Yes, the magazine is 60 years old, and yes...gasp!...I cut the images, but rest assured, dear reader, that the magazines I cut from have no real value. They are in poor condition and are falling apart. I like to think I'm giving life to something that would more than likely be heading to the trash bin.
I chose a French sentiment on the front (Tu es belle, toi=You are so beautiful) and an English sentiment on the other side.
*Crafty Tip* Twine can slide around. You know what I mean, right? You tie your bow and the darn thing won't stay put. Think of putting a little drop of glue on the knot of the bow and right beneath it. Just make sure you're using a glue that dries clear. My favorite is Aleene's Turbo Tacky Glue.
Paper—cardstock, Folia black paper pack
Image—found vintage image
Dies—Elizabeth Craft Designs Tags & More 8, Spellbinders Shapeablilities Foliage, Die-namics circle stax, Artemio scallopped circles
Embellishments—flowers, purse charm, twine, ribbon
Font—Birds of Paradise
I'm linking up with: Creative Corner Challenges—Happy Birthday, Simply Create Too #88—Old, Vintage, Shabby Chic, Simply Papercraft #7—Anything Goes, Sister Act Card challenge #112—Anything Goes, and Card and Scrap #99—Tags.