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Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Vintage Travel

The new challenge starts today at Frilly and Funkie and the lovely Zoe is our hostess this time.  She calls this challenge Oh the places you'll go! and describes it this way:

"Create a vintage or shabby chic project with travel as the central theme. Think planes, trains, automobiles, ships, maps, globes."

I rarely have enough masculine cards ready to go so I took this opportunity to create one.  I started with some Tim Holtz Color Core card stock for the blank and then layered some paper from Tim Holtz Dapper pad with some Maja Design Vintage Autumn Basics.

I made one tag from the Maja Designs paper, one from a piece of Recollections kraft card stock, which was embossed with a folder from The Paper Studio called Vintage Keys that I picked up from a sale bin at Hobby Lobby on one of my too infrequent trips to visit my super friend Patti (a trip is on the horizon and I am sooooo excited - she is a fabulous lady and a wonderful crafter) - but I digress.  Finally I used some scrap card stock to make a tag that was stamped with the vintage dirigible from an Indigo Blu set called Grand Tour 1 using Tree Branch Archival Ink.

The sentiment is from Tim Holtz Simple Saying set and also stamped with Tree Branch AI.  Everything was distressed with my scissors and then inked with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink.

I tucked some burlap ribbon under the image tag after darkening it up by dying it with some Walnut Stain DI, added burlap string to all the tags.  Finally some gears, a button and a trinket pin were added.

While this isn't as frilly as usual, it is somewhat shabby and I think it has a great masculine and very vintage feel.  I would definitely use this as a birthday card because guys should be having fun as they move from year to year and life is a journey.

I am going to enter this card in the following challenges:

Penny Black and More - Anything Goes (must include hand stamping - no digis)
Allsorts  - Vintage
Moving Along With The Times - Man or Boy
The Male Room - Transport
Die Traumfabrik Dream Factory - Fast and Furious

The following products used in the creation of this card came from The Funkie Junkie Boutique:


  1. Superb layering and design with this wonderful card Cec. I'm sure it'll be a big hit xx

  2. Cec, I can't stop drooling over this magnificent vintage card. I love the color palette, all those gorgeous layers of distressed paper, the layered tags and the wonderful stamped image. It's vintage card making at its best. You are so very clever!

  3. What a handsome card! I am always short on masculine cards too and this is a beautiful one to have on hand when needed!

  4. Cece, this is fantastic! I so love your choice of image and beautiful layering. Big hugs, Autumn

  5. Awesome masculine vintage card, Cec! Love your layering and all the fabulous elements! It's fantastic! Big hugs! Branka xx

  6. This is a fab design, thanks for joining us at MAWTT, xxx

  7. This is a really great card. I love the many layers. Fantastic work! Thanks for joining us at the Dream Factory Challenge Blog!


  8. Wonderfully masculine Cec and I just love how you layered the elements up to create this vintage collage card. Great inspiration! Hugs, Anne xx

  9. Fabulous masculine card Cec! I love that you did a blimp for our theme, how wonderfully unique and creative! Lots of great elements and layers!! hugs :)

  10. Handsome card and so perfect for a gentleman's birthday! That blimp is awesome sauce and so fun! Gorgeous layers to this design and the subtle shading of the elements is genius! Fantabulous and fun design! Hugz to you muffin! ~Niki

  11. Gorgeous card for male, lovely details.
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts;-))m

  12. A fabulous masculine creation Cec, love the tags as layers and beautifully vintaged appeal xxx

  13. A super masculine creation in lovely vintage tones Cec, many thanks for joining us at Allsorts and Penny Black and More challenges.

    I have some Tattered Lace candy here

    B x

  14. Love it Cec! You rock the masculine look and perfectly captured the theme. <3

  15. Fantastic masculine card and superb layering with tags! Love the wheels and all the little details you added! Thanks for joining us at the Dream Factory.
    Hugs, Rosi

  16. This is very cool! Love the layering and the zeplin. Awesome guy card! :)

  17. Fabulous card Cec, love your layering of the tags and papers. Sue C x

  18. Wonderful vintage style card. The airship image is lovely and the colours just perfect. Sorry I'm so late commenting, but thanks for playing along with our Transport theme at The Male Room. Deborah, DT.

  19. Ein wunderschönes Werk, klasse Idee mit den verschiedenen Tags, gefällt mir, danke dir für deine Teilnahme bei der Traumfabrik, liebe Grüße Bettina


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