Friday, September 14, 2012

FWF:Do What Makes You Happy.

Hello and happy Friday!  Today I have a little vintage beauty that uses different Unity stamps.  The sentiment is from the ippity itty bitty called Do What Makes You Happy.  Vintage paper crafts have definitely been making me very happy, so it was perfect to add to my card!  I also used several stamps from the Iron Orchid set My Dear (I think this kit is retired)I stamped the script in antique Linen distress ink onto the ledger DP.  I also stamped the single postage stamp.  You can see it peeking out from behind the bow, and also I cut a circle out of a one of the stamps, and added it to the vintage lady image.  The scrolly stamp in the right corner is also from this set.
The vintage lady image is from a free vintage clip art site here.  I loved the smoky blues, but didn't realize that it was an advertisement for cigarettes!  So....I covered up the word "cigarette" with the circle and gem.
I die cut the flower with Spellbinders dies (Tattered Florals) for Heartfelt Creations with text from an old book. I inked all of the edges with distress ink, and added some chunky glitter to all of the petals.  I just free hand cut the leaves.
The designer paper is from Authentique.  The white twine is from my sweet friend and ippity chick, Noelle.

This is for Crafty Ribbons Challenge 28-vintage theme!

So that's about it! I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.  I may be in a minority group of ladies, but I am so super excited that football season is here! HOORAY! When I am not watching the games, I will be hanging with my guys outside. It is supposed to be GORGEOUS this weekend.

Have a good one!

Emily

28 comments:

Kate said...

Gorgeous. Love the colors and the distressing is beautifully done.

Crystal said...

Such a stunning vintage card, I LOVE the blue, cream and brown color combo! I had to giggle when I saw that the lady is from a cigarette ad and your card says 'do what makes you happy'. :)

jackie 4124 said...

Really pretty color combination

Eva said...

Super beautiful card! Love the vintage feel, and I would have never guessed that the image was from a cigarette add.

lydiawalker said...

This is so beautiful x

Marisa Job said...

Gorgeous card !! Love the flower!!

Emily Keaton said...

Absolutely beautiful, Emily! I really like those pretty blues you used, and your twiney bow is outstanding!

NoraAnne said...

Great card Emily, so beautiful!

Basement Stamper said...

beautiful card, love the addition of the flower!

Ruby said...

Gorgeous card. Love the colours and that flower on it.

Kelly Lloyd said...

A wonderful Vintage card.. Love the elements you have used and the colours are gorgeous.. Thanks for joining in at crafty ribbons this week. Good luck with the challenge.

Hugs Kelly

Linda said...

I love the colors and the neat flowers.

FeistyCrafter said...

Love the vintage look ! What a beautiful card !

La Vikinga said...

Lovely card and a message to think about...

Thanks for participating in our vintage challenge at Crafty Ribbons and welcome back!

Charlotta / La Vikinga

Melissa said...

LOVE this, Emily! You've captured the vintage look perfectly and I had to laugh at the cigarette "issue!" :) Love how you disguised it! The colors are so pretty on this and I LOVE that die cut flower!

Angie said...

That is a stunning card! Love all the details and vintage style!

JPScraps said...

Beautiful card! I love all the elements you used.

Julie Odil said...

I love all the layers of your card. Beautiful!

Gwen said...

Gorgeous card! Love how you layered and used this image by covering up what you didn't need!

Michelle said...

So beautiful! So elegant!

Rhonda Harre said...

I love it - this is an awesome vintage card. The color, details, and layout. The flower is stunning and the twine ties it all together.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Very cool vintage card! Love the color theme.

Scrapper Myra said...

Love your work and love the message.

Sarah Mailloux said...

That is an amazing flower!

Jess said...

I love this! Have you ever done any Gecko Galz challenges? This would be perfect over there too! There is a challenge for a Vintage Image project this would work for. Love it! http://www.geckogalz.com then go to the link for the Yahoo Challenge Group.

Emily H said...

Oh my! I am in awe! This is amazing!!

Karen said...

Totally divine - and I adore the newsprint flower.. wow!

Thank you so very much for joining us at Crafty Ribbons this fortnight for our Vintage Challenge...

Hugs,
Krafty Karen - DT.

P.S. I have candy on my blog if you are interested! http://kraftykarens.blogspot.com/

Crafty Kitten said...

Oh this is lovely. What super colours. Thanks for sharing it with us at Crafty Ribbons for our Vintage challenge.
hugs
Dawn xx