Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Retro Anniversary

Welcome to my wee corner of blogland.

I discovered the Retro Cafe Art  recently, and they have an awesome give-away of a page of images.. so I downloaded it, and trialed my new printer with amazing results.

The feature image on this card is just one of the images on the sheet.  I cut it out and distressed and sponged the edges and stamped the sentiment on it. 

It made me think of old bundles of correspondence that our mothers and grand-mothers would have kept from their men fighting overseas, so I ran the ribbon around just the end of the card image, and added the prima rose, to add to the sense of nostalgia. 

I layered that onto an gold embossed, pink toned dp , which I felt reflected the colour tones of the image, and because it is so highly patterned and shiney, it makes the matte image 'pop'.

This was layered onto an off-white base card which I had also sponged the edges of.  

I am linking this to:

Thanks so much for visiting - may your day be blessed

Card recipe:
Card: Off white
Paper: Kaisercraft Sweet Nothings pad.
Inks: Tea Dye Distress ink. Adirondack Espresso
Stamp: Happy Greetings (retired) Layers Of Color by Nina B
Image from Retro Cafe Art
Accessories: Gold ribbon, Prima Flower


  1. Very pretty, Maxine, what a lovely image. I'm going to check out the Retro Cafe Art link.

    Lynne x

  2. WOW- gorgeous project! Love the vintage feel and love the pretty rose image!

  3. A beautiful card, lovely colours. Thank you for joining us on the TIOT challenge. Hugs Bee

  4. WOW Maxine - love this! What a gorgeous vintage feel - and that sentiment is perfect on your postcard! The shiny paper is perfect - loving it! {{{hugs}}}

  5. Delightful Maxine. I'm going to visit and see this wonderful download. Your card is just beautiful. very vintagey

  6. what a lovely card.
    thanks for join in at DigiStamp4Joy.

    greetings karin DT member

  7. This is a gorgeous card, and such a beautiful image.
    Thanks for joining us at TioT
    Avril x

  8. Oooooh Maxine.... this is yummy!!! LOVE the vintage post card and the pretty dp you placed it on! Very sentimental and a gorgeous creation!!!!

  9. I love the look of this one Maxine. Very elegant and love the vintage feel to it. Luv Trish x

  10. This is gorgeous Max, love the embossing and the flower is so perfect with this image.

  11. This is full of gorgeousness.  Just love it.  Wishing you a wonderful creative weekend.



    Digistamps4Joy DT Member

    Doing Life



  12. Beautiful card Maxine, the image you've used is gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Sue C x

  13. So pretty! I like the vintage feel to this card...

  14. What a fabulous Vintage card! Love the image and the gold and pink dp you used. And that ribbon and flower are the perfect added touch. Thanks for joining us at Digistamps4Joy Happy Anniversary June Brides of Yesteryear Challenge....good luck ~ Charlene DS4J DT

  15. What a gorgeous card! Love the vintage look!

  16. What a fabulous vintage creation!
    Thanks so much for joining our Anniversary challenge at Digistamps 4 Joy. Please pop back tomorrow to check out our fabulous new challenge!
    luv'n huggz
    Jen Leeflang
    Digistamps 4 Joy DT Lead

  17. Beautiful card. Great vintage look.

  18. Lovely anniversary card! The vintage rose is stunning! Thank you for joining us at Frilly and Funkie!

  19. Beautiful! Love the warm vintage hues and the gorgeous images. Such a dreamy vintage creation with lots of yummy texture. So happy you joined in the fun with us this time around at Frilly and Funkie!


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