Saturday, January 15, 2011

Vintage Valentine Card


 This is the last day of my sneak peeks.  I really enjoyed making this one, because I used some items from a recent purchase at a local "antique" store.  I'm not sure how antique some of it is??  Some of the booths are loaded with  marked up garage sale items I think.


For this one I used Renaissance Hearts and Love Chapter art stamp sets.  You can see all of Love Chapter on Monday during the blog hop.  And I cut out this adorable little girl from one of the old Valentines I had purchased.  I know I've said it 100 times, but I love finding old stuff nobody wants and creating something new with it!  Isn't that red lace yummy!  And this is my most favorite red ink - Brilliance Rocket Red by Tsukineko.  I have been using this little Dew Drop for years now and just keep renewing it with my refill ink.  I'm very picky about ink colors and tried several different reds before finding this one.


And here are some photo's of my recent Antique store finds.



The insides of the cards are soooo cute




If you don't have an anique store near you, then there are lots of digital artist out there you sell cute valentine digi images.  And as I have mentioned before, there is Dover Publishing.  Check out their Vintage Valentine Book.  It's loaded with gorgeous clip-art for Valentine day.  I actually found a good deal on my "Holiday" version at a local used book store.
 And you can print out Free Vintage Valentines from Cora's Clearly Vintage blog HERE. 

I'll be back on Monday!  Enjoy the rest of your weekend and I hope you get a chance to get crafty!
Melisa

You can view all of my VALENTINE projects HERE.

20 comments:

Diana Queen said...

Absolutely gorgeous card! And your vintage "finds" are fab! Wish I could go with you on a hunt! :D What fun! Thanks for sharing!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Fabulous card Melisa- love the beautiful image and love the background image too- the flowers and your other embellishments- you do vintage so well! Hugs!

Jan said...

Love all these beautiful finds!!

Amy Johnson said...

How precious! I love antique Valentine images and cards. I don't think I could ever cut them up and reuse them though. they are too priceless.

MaxineD said...

Melisa this is yummy - I think I may have to invest in some of that red ink....
Love the lace and roses too.
Blessings
Maxine

redwasher1 said...

WOW!! Your cards are stunning!!!
Thanks for sharing it with us at Speedy's Friends.

Lagene said...

So cute & Vintage...darn it I think I remember that little girls px! Vintage me!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Very very cute! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Liz Williams said...

Melisa, I love your vintage Valentine and so glad you joined in on the Speedy's Friends' challenge this week. Good luck in the drawing.

Nancy Maxwell James said...

I love all your wonderful vintage cards - so sweet! Your card is delightful...wonderful stamping and such a sweet image! :)

NinaB said...

I love all the reds...just stunning.

Ellie said...

What a gorgeous card! Love the vintage image you used. Thank you so much for sharing the links, I'll be sure to check them out!

And thanks so much for sharing with us at stamp something!

Gunn (MsPlum) said...

BEAUTIFUL!

Laura - Layers of Color said...

Super cute Valentine, Melisa...love it!!!

Joanne Travis said...

I love those sweet vintage images of children. Beautiful embellishing on your card too.
Thanks for sharing with us and for joining in Speedy's Friends challenge with hearts this week, Melisa!

Julie said...

So cute, just love her chubby little legs! The bloomers are the perfect touch. Thanks for joining us at Raise the Bar.

Jackie said...

Absolutly fabulous! Love the vintage feel :)

Linda Beeson said...

OK, I have to get that LOVE stamp! LOVE all of the red and the vintage feel of your card.

Julie said...

Lovely card! Glad you got loved up with us at Southern Girls! Hope you're having a great week,Julie.x

Joanne (jojot) said...

hearts galore....thanks for playing along with Speedy's Friends' heart challenge

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