Sunday, November 7, 2010

Vintage Charm

When I was growing up, my Austrian grandmother always had one of those vintage-style tea towel calendars hanging in her kitchen - the kind with European folk motifs like flowers and cottages and quaint little couples. Always the current year, always clean and crisp. The moment I saw this bold flower stamp, I was immediately reminded of those colorful calendars. Cosmo Cricket papers and a little distress ink add the perfect vintage feel - a fun little homage to bygone days. {Happy Smile}

Card Supplies:
Stamps: Craft Affair by Hampton Art "Fabulous Flowers," TPC Studio (sentiment), Martha Stewart (leaves); Ink: Ink It Up! pigment (red, olive), SEI chalk (cocoa), Ranger distress (Antique Linen); Patterned Paper: Cosmo Cricket "Early Bird;" Accessories: Cuttlebug / rectangle Nestabilities, small corner rounder punch, foam dimensionals


  1. This is so pretty! I keep hoarding that CC paper but you really inspired me to bring it alive!
    Your life seems pretty interesting, by the way :)

  2. So pretty! I know exactly what you're referring to- and this card brings the image to my mind perfectly! :) Thanks so much for stopping by my blog!