My last Mother’s Day card for 2010…I went for a vintage look which is what all of my cards used to be like before I decided I was more into whimsical images.  I do love distressing paper (both by distressing the edges and by using the DTP technique) so it’s fun to go back to my roots now and then.

I used my newest paper – The Thrift Shop by October Afternoon.  This is the first paper I’ve owned by this company…I was tempted to get Farm Fresh but it was out of stock by the time I was ready to place an order from the States a few weeks ago – you snooze, you lose!

I do wish the paper was double-sided as that makes it so easy to match multiple patterns but the papers all coordinate in the pack so this isn’t a huge deal.  I also like that there are only 2 of each sheet as it gives you more variety in the package (17 designs – 34 sheets total).

I chose the stamp before choosing the papers as I wanted to use my other new “Bella” stamp on the card.  I specifically bought this for Mother’s Day/Feminine cards as I don’t have very many floral stamps in my stash (not my thing).  This is a “funky” image so it was easier for me to find inspiration using this stamp.  Here are the results:

The details:

The image is watercoloured.  No copics here! 

I used a nestie die to cut out the image and then antiqued the white paper with some Linen ink (Ranger).  I distressed the edges of the patterned papers and inked them up with the same linen ink.  The sentiment is a Sale-A-Bration freebie (my only one – I ordered just enought stuff to get this set) and I stamped it on So Saffron cardstock and then distressed, inked and crumpled the paper.  I put a stick pin (Dollarama) through the sentiment and taped the pointed end to the back of the cardstock.

No sewing on this card.  It is definitely the kind of card that would be enhanced by sewing but I focused on distressing this time around. 

Back to the grind tomorrow…