And now for something completely different, folks...
Sandy from Crafty Secrets is giving away a downloadable vintage Easter postcard and poem on the Heartwarming Vintage blog. I thought it would be fun to play with this and in turn it became a sample for today's challenge at CBC - to use ephemera on a card or other crafty project.
I love the idea of ephemera - for us card makers I think it's perfect, the idea that something is important just for a short while. I bet the designer of the Easter postcard would be surprised to see the image still in circulation so many years later!
I used the first verse from the poem, tore it from the sheet and inked the edges with some Distress ink before pinning it to the image panel with a tiny pin saved from shirt packaging. I thought the little paper roses went well with the vintage look and with the idea of the garden.
I stamped a paisley background onto the card blank with Shabby Shutters distress ink, just for a bit of background interest.
Supplies: vintage Easter postcard and poem printables from Heartwarming Vintage, Paisley backgrounder (CHF), Tim Holtz Distress Ink - antique linen, tea dye, shabby shutters, paper roses, vintage crochet trim, pin
Thanks for dropping by, Happy Easter everybody!
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