This is for Kathleen's awesome challenge to honor our elders today with bonus points for going vintage and/or using gold. I thought right away about making a card in honor of my dad. He has always been a great example to me and has taught me much, but he has really been an incredible care giver to my mom throughout her cancer journey.
I know the skyscrapers don't really go with my vintage theme, but Chicago has been a huge part of my parents' lives over the past 50+ years. I used Gesso mixed with a bit of Espresso paint to age my map page. I crumpled and sponged adding a bit of gold along the edges. Rolled my texture wheel and then added my vintage vehicles. I stamped a compass rose in stamped off Riding Hood Red then embossed my sentiment over that-I used a Versamarker to omit part of the sentiment. I also embossed the gold frame. I added my twine and button. It still looked like it needed a little something, so I dug up this sentiment from my stash and after distressing the edges a bit, threw it on.
Date: Sunday, October 27, 2013 GMT Views: 358
Registered: March 15, 2012 Location: Alabama Posts: 11086
Sun, Oct 27, 2013 @ 10:17 PM
LOVE your fantastic vintage card Gail!!! (I had to look it up, but the first skyscraper was built in Chicago in 1884-85, sounds vintage to me!) And you even have Chicago on your card! Love all the torn edges and gold edges gives you extra points! :) Excellent collage of stamps too! Thank you so much for sharing about your Dad and how much you love and admire him! His being a good care-giver to your Mom during her cancer battle speaks volumes! Thank you again for honoring your father and sharing a bit of him with all of us!!!
Registered: March 31, 2008 Location: Eastlake, OH Posts: 22215
Mon, Oct 28, 2013 @ 3:59 PM
WOW! Just WOW! What an awesome combination of elements and stamps and what a fabulous vintage card. I always love reading your ingenious techniques. Your embellishments are so perfect for this and as a tribute to your dad, that sentiment is wonderful.