Friday, May 12, 2017

Birthday Card With Vintage Notes

I made this birthday card for a special someone that likes the darker vintage look.  It is not what I normally do but I think it came out pretty good.

I started with a black card and layered it with a matte gold cardstock.  Next I took a card topper from the Color Me Card Toppers Ebony Lace from Paper Wishes and colored it with Brilliance "Galaxy Gold" Archival ink, as well as "Barn Door" Distress Marker around the edges.  The flowers were cut from the Cricut Imagine Cartridge "Country Carnival" (still available in Cricut Desigin Space) and were attached with foam tape for dimension.  Before attaching the layers to the black card, I weaved some black tulle through an antique brass flower buckle and then wrapped the tulle around the two layers and adhered them to the black card base.  To finish it off I used foam tape to attach the Happy Birthday sentiment that came from Embossed Word Fragments from Paper Wishes 

I found some perfect challenges...
The Card Concept - #73 Vintage Notes
Hiding In My Craft Room - #NSD02 - May Flowers
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog - #179 Flowers + Sentiment
A Bit More Time To Craft - Challenge #43 Anything Goes
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - #415 Birthday

Thanks for stopping by and...


  1. Oh what a great card, loving the vintage look am sure your friend will love it.
    Thanks for joining us over at CRAFT.
    Jean xxx

  2. Janie, this is lovely and I agree, you have nailed the vintage feel. Thanks for the blog visit and kind words. Good luck in the draw! Thanks for joining us this week at CRAFT Challenge!

  3. This works really well for a vintage card - great colour choices!

    Great to see you joining in our flowers challenge over at Aud Sentiments,

    Hugz Tinz

  4. Stunning vintage your beautiful background and that netting you used. Thank you so much for playing along with us at The Card Concept.

  5. Well this is gorgeous! Love the color scheme...and the tulle... perfect!

  6. what a great card love the background and thanks for sharing at craft this week good luck and hope to see you join us for our new challenge Thursday

  7. Very pretty vintage card!! Love the tulle, flowers, and sentiment!!

  8. What a gorgeous vintage card!

  9. Great card Thank you very much for joining our challenge at Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper challenge.
    Hugs, Iwona