Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Turning 50

I recently had a request to make a 50th birthday card for someone who gave me a picture of her sister printed on copy paper! I had no clue how to work with that delicate piece of paper, but this is what I came up with. I distressed the photo by carefully sponging it with vintage photo ink and layered it with ovals and beaded ovals. I found 2 matching ribbons in my stash and wove them through the layers for some vintage interest. The vertical strip was done with 2 pieces of lace and a piece of narrow ribbon between them. The numbers were done with my Quickutz and all the papers are from the Mirabelle stack by the paper studio.
This card is going into the Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge #68 to add distressing.
Thanks for stopping by and may your day be a great one!

Carol

14 comments:

Wendy said...

Nicely done, Carol! I'm liking those papers you used and how you did the ovals around the picture! Awesome work.....awesome card! :)

LeAnne said...

What a great way to turn that little photo into a treasure! She'll love it!

Donna Hanley said...

Carol, What a beautiful card. I'm sure the beauty of this card will bring a tear to someone's eye. I love how your used your ribbons on the beaded ovals. the papers are very nice. Another wonderful job. I sent you an email this morning.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

What a fantastic idea, my friend!

jimlynn said...

A beautiful card! So very pretty and I really like the ribbon weaving. Great the way you sponged on the photo too. Gorgeous!
Lynn

Benzi said...

I think you did a fab job with the photo and this is sure to be well received. I like your ribbon running through the ovals....good idea.

Jennipher Lowery said...

Carol, you did a fabulous job with that photo. I would have been totally lost but, you ROCKED it!

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Carol, this looks amazing. I like how you did the distressing on the photograph and the ribbon run throught the die cuts. The layers are sensational. Thank you so much for playing with Speedy's Friends Challenge this week. It is a pleasure to visit and see your work. Hope you can play with us again next week.

Bear Hugs,
Carol

Janeen said...

you did a great piece here. love the weaving around the scallops, it looks great. thanks for sharing your creation with Speedy the Cat in the challenge to distress something.

Winnie and Patty said...

I think you did a fabulous job with a photocopied photo!!!! This is a wonderful card, and will certainly make the recipient very happy!!!! Thanks for playing along with us at Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge this week!

Joanne (jojot) said...

wonderfully vintage....classy....it will be cherished

Marlene said...

Wow - that is one fabulous, detailed card! I'm impressed!

Sue from Oregon said...

What a special card! I rec'd a card with my pic for my 50th and still display it!

Anke said...

Beautiful Carol ... so lovely

Hugs
Anke