Saturday, 17 November 2012

Vintage Travel

Evening all, hope you're all enjoying the weekend.
My Dad's birthday is at the end of the month, this is the card I've made for him.  He's something of a globetrotter, he even had his gap year at the ripe old age of 59, ten years ago now, when he took early retirement. He even went sky diving in New Zealand and scuba diving on the Great Barrier Reef, as well as traveling the length of the west coasts of Canada and the USA, along with several countries in SE Asia!  There aren't many countries in Europe he hasn't visited at some point either, so it seemed altogether appropriate that I made a travel themed card, and, as he's now of a certain vintage, a vintage theme seemed appropriate too!
I haven't done one of my crazy collages for a while, I rally enjoyed making this one, even although it's a dreaded male card!  The backing paper I used here is Papermania Portobello Road, onto which I stamped with a Kaisercraft postmark and postage stamp.  Next I made the circular panel using Papermania Urban stamps, two travel themed sets and a Portobello Road set.  I inked the whole panel with Antique Linen Distress Ink, then made post it note masks for the main stamped areas and went in with Wild Honey and Brushed Corduroy inks.  The postal ephemera was stamped with the same stamp sets and aged with Antique Linen and Brushed Corduroy inks, and everything was further shabbified by distressing the edges with my Tim Holtz tool.  Finally I went wild with the embellishments, ladling on buttons, nail-heads and pearls.
I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Polka Doodles - #46 - square card with a round element
Papercrafting Journey - anything goes
Deep Ocean - #38 - around the world
Paper Pretties - #232 - buttons
Oldie But A Goodie - anything but Christmas, all stash used here is more than six months old, except the nail-heads
Tuesday Alchemy - #40 - anything goes


  1. This card is fantastic Wendy I love the vintage style card's and you do them so well. Caroline xxx

  2. WOW Wendy how do you come up with these ideas for cards, this is just so lovely. Bet your dad will adore it.

    Wilma x x

  3. Your dad will love this. great card, of course what else would I expect? Kate x

  4. What traveling dad wouldn't love this card? It's great! Love all the crafting "action" going on here. Your dad is sure to love this - I did! Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Alchemy!

  5. Wow! What an amazing card. Your dad is sure to love this.
    Thanks for joining us at Polka Doodles.

  6. so stunning wendy.i love your vintage design :D

    xx coops xx

  7. great card Wendy and a fabulous story to go with it too! Bet your dad loves this! Hugs rachel xx

  8. Beautiful Card, Love the travel theme...

  9. Fabulous card and fabulous dad - go go go dad. Hope he has a good birthday

  10. Hi Wendy, love this card and it's so different for you, perfect card for a man too, thanks for joining us at Polka Doodles.

  11. Hello Wendy! I really like your work and this is so thruth that I became your follower. ;-) And it´s very nive to have you with Polka Doodles this week. xxx

  12. Hi! Wendy, beautiful card full vintage style
    Thanks for joining us at PD
    Lidia <3<3<3

  13. HI Wendy, this is pretty fabulous!! I love all the layers
    Thanks for sharing it with us at Oldie But A Goodie this week and good luck in the challenge
    Hugs Laurie xx

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