Monday, November 7, 2011

MFT Creative Challenge - Vintage

It's time for this month's creative challenge with MFT and we're going vintage. I always love how people create vintage cards but it doesn't come naturally to me so this was a real challenge.

In 2011, MFT is working harder than ever to inspire you, and we have come up with something we think you'll really enjoy. Our Design Team Creative Challenge is a new monthly feature, where we challenge our design team to explore their creative side using a specific theme, product or technique. This month, we're exploring the lush vintage style.   Please visit the MFT Blog to see exactly what we've been up to, you'll find a full list of designers that have taken up the challenge!

I used Inspired by Summer and Thanks a Bunch to create a fall thank you card. I inked the image with SU markers, starting with the lightest colour and working my way up to the darkest colour. I worked in that order so I didn't contaminate the tips of the light colours with dark shades. To give it a vintage feel I inked all the edges with Frayed Burlap Distress Ink then roughed up the edges before adding a little stitching. On the image panel I rolled all the corners to get crease lines that help it look aged. Lace is a perfect vintage accent and so is seam binding, so I used both on my card. You can just barely see the crown border tucked in behind the image and the sentiment was stamped on a red panel cut out with the oval tab die-namic. The patterned paper is My Mind's Eye Sunshine.

Here are the die-namics I used:

Thanks for stopping by!
Karen

16 comments:

StampOwl said...

love this karen

Sarah Gough said...

ohhh I love your fall tree! Gorgeous!

Trisha said...

Karen--your tree is just gorgeous. Thanks for sharing and love the bow also.

Barbara said...

I love that you did a fall Thank You card for this, Karen! Love your paper choices and your vintage touches are perfect!

Sherrie said...

What a beautiful Autumn tree...Love the distressed/sewn edges too!

Inge said...

Absolutely gorgeous Karen, love that fantastic big white bow!

Lisa H. said...

this turned out so cool! love how the tree looks. really sweet, Karen!

Melody said...

So pretty! Love how you colored the tree!

Wendy said...

Karen Motz!!! This is amazing!!

Janet said...

this is awesome!! love the colours!!! hugs

Kim said...

I love the tree Karen! Awesome!!

Michele Boyer said...

So pretty, Karen! And I LOVE that scrunchy ribbon! Great job!! :)

Debbie Carriere said...

Beautiful card, Karen!!! Love how you inked the tree!

CraftyMomOf2 said...

Karen the tree is GORGEOUS!!! As is your entire creation!!

Crafty Hugs!
Meredith

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

GORGEOUS Vintage card my friend! LOVE the stamps you used and that seam binding is DELISH!

zehra said...

Awesome card, so beautiful. Love the colored tree