Altered Art Card

January 27th, 2009 in member junk     
MimiToria Gretchen Schaumann, contributor
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I started with a simple card that was fine in and of itself, but just seemed to call out for some embellishments.  I actually found this at a MN Ocassional sale for $1.00, but it is a stiff type of scrapbooking paper that someone cut out into a card.  A nice touch with the shape of it.  I bought 2 of these, so will send one off in the mail, and keep the other for in my photo prop stash.
I also bought this lovely little girl vintage photo for $3 at the same Ocassional sale.  I had to have her, as she is so angelic.  Ive scanned her onto my computer, so am using the copies and not an original.  If you like this little girl, she can be yours for free.  Go to my blog and post a comment and shes yours for free.  I have her scanned and available on my site, as well as 2 others to use at your discretion. Visit my profie for more blog information.
Ive added a new ribbon (lace), a few flower scrapbooking items, as well as a vintage milinery flower piece and a vintage mother of pearl button with the persons initial S tiny heart charm in the center of the button onto the card.
This photo shows the card being used as a photo prop item.  What a lovely vintage feel for my jewelry designs.
One must entice the JM members with a finished project photo first.
This is the finished product.

One must entice the JM members with a finished project photo first.

This is the finished product.

How to take a piece of scrapbooking paper and turn it into a vintage style card with little effort to make it special.

Pattern or design used: My own design - Gretchen Schaumann
posted in: member junk, vintage, jewelry, card, photo props

Comments (12)

langi writes: Awesome ideas used here. Appreciate the creativity shown as it seems to springboard me into designing also. Thanks Posted: 11:44 pm on March 24th
georgiamoon writes: Gretchen, this is just adorable. I really appreciate the instructions I would love to make one. And I will when I have some time. Sorry I haven't had time to comment on much lately but I am having a big sale at the shop this weekend. I had to tell you though how much I like this. Love it, Georgia Posted: 11:52 am on January 29th
shabbychick writes: Gretchen,

Details, details, details - you got 'em!! How beautiful, and the little girl is really precious! I'll have to visit your blog for her pic!

Thanks so much for sharing! (And how great for a photo prop too!!)

Kathy Posted: 9:04 am on January 29th
JunkArchitect writes: This came out so beautiful. All your little details worked out perfectly. Posted: 9:25 pm on January 28th
fellowjunker writes: So, so, so pretty Gretchen.........I love the photograph and the embellishment of flowers, ribbon and initial.
xojanis Posted: 8:39 pm on January 28th
bridiemurphy writes: Precious! And to know that you'll be sending it as a thank you card for a special nice. Posted: 4:32 pm on January 28th
CottageElements writes: Gretchen, this is just precious. You are so good at emblishing things. The funny thing about the little girl in the picture, it looks like my husband when he was little. He had that blond curly hair, believe it or not! Don't think he was too angelic though (according to his Mom). LOL!

Lani Posted: 1:40 pm on January 28th
MimiToria writes: She was just such an angelic looking little girl. All she needs is wings!
Gretchen Posted: 12:52 pm on January 28th
suewhitney writes: Very beautiful, Gretchen. I love the picture of the little girl and the other sweet embellishments!

Take care,
Sue Posted: 9:47 am on January 28th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: The details are so pretty. Love the paper and embellishments!
Candy Posted: 6:00 am on January 28th
SweetMelissa writes: This is adorable! Love the vintage appeal. Posted: 10:38 pm on January 27th
irishrovr writes: Lovely! Thanks for sharing! Posted: 3:43 pm on January 27th
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