Sunday, 23 March 2008

Ephemeral Easter!

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!


Janice said...

Oh, I like that! I am lucky enough to have a pile of original victorian/edwardian postcards that belonged to my DH's gran. I have one framed and the others are in a drawer. Must do something with them.

Happy Easter Joanne

Hazel said...

Gorgeous! I know it's a bit late, but hope you're having a good Easter, despite the weather!

tracy said...

joanne,thats georgous :)

Dawn Wheeler said...

Stunning card so beautiful ,great work ,Dawnx

Unknown said...

This is really lovely Joanne.

Happy Easter xx

Lisa Silver said...

Beautiful! You do vintage SO well! This is a tough look to get and make it authentic... but you completely achieved the effect! Love the touch of lace trim!

Thanks for sharing,