Happy Saturday and welcome to my effort at making a somewhat vintage card. Before sharing the card, let me say a warm welcome to Dawn -  http://www/  -
  & Roberta -  2 new followers. Thanks so much for joining as followers.

Here goes:

- Rubbernecker stamp - Alexandra - colored with copics. I did several of these images last summer while chair-bound, trying different color combos on her attire. It was a fun image to color. Some months ago, while browsing our local Hobby Lobby, I came upon a set of papers in a small's called Mixed Media (101) Fashion Plate Collage Pack. Remembered these images colored in the UFOs, so thought this paper might go well with the ladies.

- Cheery Lynn Italian Flourish doily remnant, that has been sponged with DI Milled Lavendar, Victorian Velvet & Pumice to complement the color of Alexandra's gown. Did the same on the papers after getting the triangles glued together. I love the look of these old-fashioned dresses. I have to say I think ladies' clothing of that day were a lot more elegant than our fashions of today.

- sentiment is Elizabeth Craft die cut from a leftover alcohol ink mess-about, then mounted on a scalloped oval diecut. I have been using these sentiment dies just flat against the front of the cards, but I think I like this look better. I sponged the same colors as detailed above, around the white. I'm thinking as I look at the photo, I should have laid down a base of DI Tea Dye first, as this looks a mite white against the cream of the fashion ladies paper. Oh well...

- Prima Say It In Pearls flourish (a part of). The roses were peach, so I used copics to color them more pink. Alexandra was mounted on dimensionals to keep the figure from being flat against the doily & pearls.

I have a friend who has worked in the fashion industry most of her life. I think this may become a birthday card when I add the sentiment. Hope you like this one.

Ya'll enjoy your day & hope the weather is pleasant where you are. It's still hot around our area.
Thanks for visiting, and big hugs.


  1. Love the images and the way you have the one colored so it really stands out! waving hi from the rainy ( again!! ) hills of North Carolina ♥

  2. Hi Mary, you should make vintage cards more often because this one is stunning! Hugs, Anne x

  3. I just LOVE vintage cards and this one is perfectly lovely.
    Regards from England
    lakeslady aka Joan

  4. You have done an amazing job! Stunning card! Bravo!

  5. Super card Mary! You're good at vintage.

    Hugs, Di xx

  6. Lovely vintage/art deco kind of look! I really like the colours you sponged on.

  7. Isn't she pretty in her lavender dress! And the doily is so pretty! What a perfect pairing with that paper! Wonderfully vintage!

  8. Mary, this will be a wonderful card for your friend! SO LOVELY!!!

  9. Mary this is beautiful. Great job and love that doily!


  10. This is so glamorous and chic! I agree with you, clothes in the olden days were so much more elegant than they are now! Though I wouldn't like to have to wear little white gloves when going out somewhere, as I remember my mother wearing in the 50s. Not that there's anything wrong with gloves per se - but, white???!!!They'd soon be grey if I had to wear them!

    Have a lovely week, and I hope you get cooler weather soon!

    love Mags B x

  11. Wonderful Mary! I think vintage must be your style!!

  12. A super vintage card Mary. Love your colouring. I'm having a play with my GraphIt pens at the moment . Trying to do shading. As the pens are all light tones the images are tending to be much the same. Trying to the invent the wheel here!!, hugs Mrs a.

  13. Mary I love this card. You may make a "lover" of vintage cards yet. :-) You did a fabulous job and of course you know I love the color purple. Keep up the good work GF. :-)

  14. Oh Mary, this card is just so awesome!!! I love the vintage feel of it and love the images you have used on this card! You have embellished it perfectly as well! Oh my yes, I am so loving this card! Hugs!!

  15. What a beautiful creation. The die is a wonderful addition. I really like this design... It has a vintage feel without being overly fussy.