Saturday, March 29, 2008

...and the winner is...




...Julie Anne! To come up with the winner, I wrote each person's name down on a sheet of paper, taped each one to the back of a playing card, shuffled them all up, and then asked Liv to pick one at random. That's Liv holding up the winning card.

Thank you so much for all your encouragement to use these playing cards! I finally had the heart to break into one of my favorite sets today. I figured that if I could break into these cards, then the others should be fairly easy...

The cards I used were an old Cadillac brand set with a silhouette of a classy lady. They looked to be circa 1950s to my untrained eye. My sister, expert in all things vintage, could probably give a better estimate. Anyway, the colors of the card were this beautiful muted blue and a brownish burgundy, with white accents. I gathered some papers that coordinated with these colors, and after much fidgeting and fussing and the like, this is what I came up with.




Please excuse the child's toys in the background. The ribbon is a wide chocolate satin tied in a knot to simulate a bow. I also added three small adhesive rhinestones just under the bust to give it a little zing. Oh, and the entire card is slightly raised with some Stampin' Dimensionals (double-sided foam adhesive).


I ended up liking this so much that I made another just like it, which will get listed in my Etsy shop. Yay for cutting cards! And yay for all of your comments - you really helped me break through my OCD block on this! Thanks!!!

6 comments:

Julie Anne of Diamondmeenuh Creations said...

Thank you! I wasn't supposed to win, just be my annoyingly helpful self! I am so glad you were able to break through the OCD problem! Loaded cockatiels work wonders, don't they :-) I am expecting to see all sorts of cool card stuff now in your store, you know....

Thanks again! Can't believe I won!

oiseau70 said...

Your posted card is like the beautiful lighthouse lady looking out for her lost love.

ElegantSnobbery said...

Oh how lovely!!! You did a beautiful job with that card. I'm sure your vintage deck of cards is happy to be featured on lovely artistic pieces, instead of stored away!!

idyll hands said...

That is beautiful and it could not go to a better supporter of our AREtsy group. Congrats, Julie Anne!

Punkinhead said...

Yay!!! It was totally worth it! Gorgeous, gorgeous!

Denise Felton said...

More, more, more!