Monday, 8 August 2011

Back to Reality !

Sorry not to have posted for a while, I have just returned from a lovely break in the Lakes mostly spent messing around in boats on the water, taking in gorgeous views of the fells and watching our eighteen year old daughter enjoying a return to childhood after the stress of "A" levels,  just chilling and playing with our lovely Springers and having some well deserved fun !!!

I have some vintage style cards for you today using free vintage images printed onto tissue and vellum papers. I have used a limited colour pallet of ivory, parchment and sepia and these cards all have some great quotes. I like to make these up to have in stock ready for that moment when you need a card urgently ! I have used a "typewriter" style font for the quotes and printed onto parchment paper. These little cards are mainly unplanned; I start with the quote and add some stamping and a little dimension in the form of a small flower.

Vintage script looks great overstamped and on this card I've picked up the olive green in the birdie and used it as a accent colour in the stamping and the flower and jewel. Here's a close up !

These cards all have a similar theme of soft colours and torn tissue paper images and a recurring nature element. They can be used for so many occasions and each one is unique, so get out your stamps and vintage inks, find a few free images on line and get printing !  Hot tip ! Use any tissue paper ( unless these ideas are to be incorporated into your scrapbooking in which case keep everything acid and lignin free so your photos are archive safe ), and put the tissue through the printer with a single sheet of regular printer paper. Think about how your printer feeds so the tissue is uppermost to take the ink. The regular paper will "support" the tissue so you printer doesn't eat it !!!

Another of a kind with some pastel pearls to accent.

The beauty of these little cards is that you can play around with the placement of the images before you glue and if something looks imbalanced add some stamping or a dimension; remember, there are no rules !!!
I'm off now to catch up with something a little more mundane now I've had fun posting on my blog ! Hope you've enjoyed your visit!
 Hugs Jane x

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