Sunday, May 26, 2013

Vintage for a special lady

Here is a very special card made for a very special lady. Rita, if you might stumble over here before your birthday... Look Away!! LOL (I don't think she's on the Web but just in case). Rita is the very dedicated lady who keeps track of all the birthdays and anniversaries at church. So I hand the cards I make for the following month to her, she gets them inscribed by the pastor and then hands them out as the birthdays happen.  She shyly asked me a while back if I could make her a different card than the rest of the June birthdays and have it inscribed and then give it to her for her birthday as a surprise. What a pleasure.

This classy vintage image I found here a while back and it just popped out to be used for this card:

 Light coloring with Spectrum Noir (Turquoises & some naturals) leaving the background black & white.
This adorable little die-cut envelope (with lining!) is from Marianne Designs. The lace is from a little stash I inherited from my grandmother who used to make fabric dolls when I was little.
Leaves die-cuts are from Spellbinders ("Leaves").
Sentiment above the name is from GinaK Designs (Petals & Wings).
Background DP is from We R Memory Keepers (Vintage Chiq)

Entering into: (Using a mini-envelope) (envelope die-cut & zig-zag border) (anything goes) (anything goes)


  1. Riette this is just such a gorgeous vintage creation and I love the monochrome colouring. Its so creative the way you did the sentiment in the mini envelope on the front. Rita is going to treasure this card and maybe even frame it.
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    1. Hey! With me being sick I haven't been to the post office :(. It's on my priority list for tomorrow!! So keep an eye out for your goodies....

  2. Very Beautiful!!
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  3. Beautiful card, love the colors!

  4. Lovely card, thank you for joining us at Polka Doodles

  5. What a clever way to meet our challenge! Love that old-fashioned beach lady. So sophisticated. Rita will love her card - there's only one like it!
    Thanks for joining us at Cut it Up Challenges!

  6. So pretty! Love the little envelope! Thanks for playing along at Cut It Up Challenges! :)


  7. This is stunning! Beautiful image and colors and love the little envelope.

  8. Очень гармоничная и красивая открытка! Такая приятная палитра!

  9. Lovely card and so thoughtful of you to make cards for your church. Thanks for joining us at Cut it Up Challenges. ~Tami

  10. Beautiful card i love the colors that you use, thanks for joining us at Polka Doodles xxx Lidia DT

  11. This card is so beautiful and well done, thanks for linking up to Cut It Up blog.

  12. Beautiful card!! Thanks for joining us at Polka Doodles!! Hugsxx


Veels Geluk dimensions

This card was made for a friend of my mother's.  "Veels Geluk" means congratulations in Afrikaans. The letters were die-cut ...