Tea Lover Vintage Style Birthday Card with Kaisercraft Wandering Ivy
Hello, Friends! Last week, I treated myself to a little “spring break” from design team assignments. Sometimes, I just need to play with no particular goal in mind. It recharges the old mojo and restores my love of paper. Many of you know that I am a serious tea lover! Every single day starts with at least 2 cups of steaming hot tea. (Irish Breakfast, if you please with milk and honey!) This Tea Lover Vintage Style Birthday Card is just my cuppa!
Once again, I pulled out my Kaisercraft “Wandering Ivy” collection and the matching Collectables to make this card. This time, I focused on the green and white patterns within the collection. The card focal is a vintage style Gecko Galz digital download. I just love this tea drinking lady in her stylish hat and flowery tea set. I think I might enjoy a cuppa and a chat with her!
Tea Lover Vintage Style Birthday Card: The Details
One of my favorite Saturday activities is going to yard sales. I picked up this vintage style brooch for a quarter a while back, and I’ve been waiting for just the right project to use it. To shabby it up, I painted the faux gold filigree with ivory chalk paint. Then I used my button tool to cut the pin off the back. To make sure it would sit level, I backed it with some squares of waste chipboard and then adhered it to the card.
This flower cluster is made with 3/8″ Ivory Satin Ribbon. The flowers are Little Birdie Crafts Jessica Ivory, Ocean Mist Bernice and Pollen Stems & Tendrils. I’ve tucked a trio of my precious vintage buttons behind the flower cluster and a metal filigree leaf beneath it.
To add texture, and also to lighten up the composition, I altered a Little Birdie Circular Chipboard Lattice with Shabby Ivory Embossing Enamel. This is tucked back behind the focal image.
Here’s a tip I think you will like. See that border of clocks behind the brooch? They are a sticker strip from the “Wandering Ivy” collection. Guess what? I cut them in half, since they are tucked behind the embossed woodgrain layer. Now I can use the other half strip in another project. It’s like having double the product to work with. The final touch on the card front was adding in some rub ons from a Tim Holtz remnant rub sheet.
Tea Lover Vintage Style Birthday Card: A Peek Inside
I bet you knew there would be a tea bag inside this card, didn’t you? And of course there is another little honey stick all dressed up for the birthday party!
Toss in another lovely little tag made from scraps on my work desk, and this card is done! Did you spot the other half of that clock sticker on the tag? I have one more project that I made during my “spring break” but I’m saving that one for the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog hop later on this month!
I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks and ideas that you can use in your own crafty adventures. If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.
Thanks for stopping by!