Friday, April 2, 2010

Designing DIVAS Challenge Vintage

Hello Friends!

I have had an interesting couple of days with my computer! Don't you just want to scream when you know where you want to go, you know it's IN THERE, and you can't get to it?!?!?! After many trials and even a system restore, I am once again able to get to "Blogland" and my friends! I have to admit, I was starting to feel some withdrawal symptoms. Whew!!

I am excited and honored to be hosting the challenge for our Designing DIVAS Blog Group this month! I had the perfect April Fool's Challenge all ready to go and then I couldn't get on to SCS! Meant to be, I guess! The "real" challenge is one of my favorite projects to make! (Of course!) You can make it as simple or intricate as you like! As you can see in the photo, it is to make a VINTAGE CARD! By vintage, I mean before WWII. And no, I was not around for that era! Shame on those of you who were thinking that!! But, I do love the detail and depth of color of images from that era. To take the challenge one step further, you can make the image 3D like I did on this card.

I started by printing the image onto glossy 4x6 photo blanks. I printed it three times. I adhered one print to the green card base. Then, I cut the next print apart including the interior pic. The third print, I cut out only the floral arrangement. The second layer is adhered with dimensionals as is the third layer. Very simple to do and it gives you real depth on your catd. Still, it's easy to mail and takes less time than stamping and coloring an image.

There are many resources for vintage images. Two of my favorites are Digital Two for Tuesday and Vintage Holiday Crafts. DTFT gives you images to print and color while VHC has beautiful vintage clip art.

So, how 'bout it? Up for the challenge? Can't wait to see what the DIVAS create! You can check out their blogs by clicking on the DIVAS names on the sidebar. Such amazing talent these ladies have!!

Thank you so much for visiting today! I hope you will come again soon! And I "challenge" you to leave a comment and let me know what you think of these projects! I would love to hear how you go about your work and especially any 3D ideas you may have!

ETA: Sorry, I forgot to mention that the card base was embossed using the CB and the Victoria folder!

Blessings to you,


  1. This is definitely Vintage!
    I like the 3d depth effect.
    Lovely card!
    Wishing you a Blessed and Happy Easter!

  2. Beautiful! I love the dimension.

  3. breathtaking. love the dimension you gave it.

  4. Oh my gosh Vicki, it's beautiful. Thanks for telling us how to do it. I love the vintage moth site for free vintage images too, you should take a peek at their site.

  5. I love your 3d card, Vicki. Vintage is a great challenge theme.....gotta get my self in gear and get it done early or I will miss it again.

  6. Beautiful challenge card- wow- thanks for the links! You did a great job on Vintage!

  7. THUD! you nailed your own challenge! Vicki, this is absolutely breaktaking...I havent been able to create or even visit in several weeks, so off to see all of your creations I've missed...girl - this is incredible!

  8. Vicki, this is gorgeous!!! Love your 3D effects - totally awesome!

  9. Wow this is Gorgeous!!! Love the dimesion on here and your colors are beautiful. Great job.

  10. WOw - this is just gorgeous! Might be my favorite card of yours all time!! Love the layers of the flowers!!!
    Happy Easter to you and your family too!!!

  11. What a stunning card Vicki! Computers are just so frustrating when they play up, aren't they...

    Happy Easter, hugs

  12. SO beautiful!!!! Love the dimension and the flowers are perfect!

    Happy Easter!

  13. Wow this is awesome! I love vintage but it's definitely a challenge to execute! Love the 3-D effect you have here.

  14. Gorgeous card.. that reminds me i have some vintage post cards and callings cards stashed away somewhere I was gonna use ...hmmm

  15. Your card and challenge are just wonderful! I hope I can do it justice (:
    Great job!

  16. This is breathtaking, I love all the dimension from the three layers. Such a masterpiece Vicki!

  17. stunning card! I'm thoroughly Wow'd!

  18. I came across you blog link on my favourite ggcaa blog. Love all your cards-simple & neat!! I hope you'd spare a few minutes to visit my new blog of simple cards.- Lea


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