Monday, February 17, 2014

Vintage Children's Cards

Hello!  I've been running low on Children's Birthday Cards, so I decided to make a few using vintage children images from Crafty Secrets 'Birthday Kids'.  Now I love vintage images.  They have a certain 'look' that you just can't find anymore.  However, I don't like to use them the way most stampers do.  Most paper crafters create shabby chic or old fashioned cards with vintage images, using lots of lace, trim, antique papers, and tons and tons of detail and layers.  As pretty as that look is, I prefer using the interesting contrast of using vintage images with modern papers and embellishments, and a more clean and simple look.  Here are my examples:

For my first card I used a WMSC79 sketch.  The present is cut out and popped up on dimensionals.  The paper in all five cards is from DCWV 'Celebration Stack'.  The embellishments are from K & Co.


 My second card using a Splitcoaststampers sketch (SC360)  I covered the balloon with Crystal Effects.  The boy image was cute out and popped up on dimensionals to overhang the circular frame.  The postage stamp yellow edge was cut with an MFT die.

 For my third card, I used another Splitcoaststamper sketch (SC370).  The cake and all the candles were meticulously cut out to fit the frame.  I put Stickles on the candle flames.
 For my next card I used the same sketch as I did in my first card.  The numbers are designer paper from the same DCWV stack.  I just added the epoxy K & Co sticker above the paper.


 And finally, I created my last card the same way as I did my third card.  I just used different papers and a different image.

I just love these sweet vintage children images.  Don't you?

Have a great day!  Amy

3 comments:

Lau W said...

Oh wow Amy ! How much i love these cards !!! Papers are perfect for the images, so vibrant colors, just want to say WOW !!!!
xxx

Glenda Atkins said...

Terrific images, love the cards!
hugs
Glenda

Patti J said...

Amy, these are all so awesome! I love the vintage look...you rock! Thanks for inspiring me!