Nothing soothes the soul like a bit of vintage, a touch of shabby, and the sweet sound of an old hymn. add some pretty ribbons & trims, and we have the makings of a beautiful card to bring some comfort when a heart needs a hug.
I found a lovely old digital postcard image of a rose cluster that I knew would be perfect for a sympathy card I was making. when out on an antique adventure a month or so ago, an old hymnal was being given away. I quickly grabbed it because I love to use the pages on cards and other paper craft projects. a run through the printer and I can use this hymn as often as I like without worrying about running out of pages or songs.
The Edna crochet lace I used is currently out of stock, but there are many others that could easily be substituted. Forsythia seam binding was distressed with several shades of ink to age as well as lightly moistened and wrinkled before tying into a bow with natural burlap string. a pale yellow magnolia was lightly painted to match the image and then a leaf added for accent.
papers are from the Basic Grey Vivienne collection, buttons are from my vintage stash, and burlap doily is from Hobby Lobby. distress stickles edges the vintage postcard image that was overstamped with a SU! French script bg stamp. I also used my SU! ink squirty tool on it to add a bit more distressing.
be sure to check out the current challenge at Really Reasonable Ribbon, too! we'd love to have you play along!
Allsorts - vintage
Bunny Zoe - lovely layers
Crafting From the Heart - anything goes
Incy Wincy - texture
Card and Scrap - flowers