Kim Padan: Pro-Life Speaker

Friday, February 17, 2012

Friday Mashup! Vintage Collage

Hello everyone! Happy Friday! I am posting without details at the moment...I will edit later with more details. Another tough week! Check out this week's Friday Mashup challenge, hosted by Kasey! Editted: It is WEDNESDAY Feb 22, and I m finally adding details! I was busy with some wedding invitations for a former foster daughter. It's gonna be a while before I use wisteria wonder and concord crush again! LOL!! Anywho, on to the challenge:

1. Make a card using the Sketch

2. Make a card using a Vintage/Shabby Chic design

3. Or Mash it Up! And create a vintage project using the sketch.

I needed a sympathy card for a pastor whose father recently passed away. I wanted something understated for him. Well, I made this late Thursday night, and had it in the mail Friday. That might be a record for me! I started with an early espresso card base. I added crumb cake which was embossed with the square lattice impressions folder, then sponged with early espresso ink. My image panel is very vanilla card stock. I stamped images from Nature Walk in a random, collage pattern, using early espresso, always artichoke, and marina mist ink. There is a very faint image of the bird cage in the middle, but you can't see it. I inked the stamp withmarina mist, stampedoff on scrap paper, then on my vanilla. I think stamping off helps the vintage look. I also crinkled the imgepanel, then sponged with more espresso ink, then added some linen thread. Finally, I added photo corners made from always artichoke.

I hope you enjoyed this week's challenge! Inky {{{HUGS}}}


  1. Hi Kim,

    I can sure relate to your cry of I need more time in a day!

    Lovely card, perfect for your current need.

    Kasey ~ in Oz

  2. This is a lovely card, I am sure he will appreciate it. Great minds think alike..I used Crumb Cake also with that embossing folder! They just work so well for a vintage look!

  3. There is never enough time in the day.. I started having to give up stuff just so I could sleep and get more then 4 hours. Your card came out great, I really like how you used the images and the layout. Great color combo for a Vintage feel.

  4. Lovely sympathy card. Perfect for the occasion. x