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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Vintage a la Tim Holtz

Happy New Year!
This has little to do with the New Year, but I just now had a chance to try this vintage look.  The Vintage Journey challenge is Ring Out the Old, Ring in the New.  My take is to use some very old items, such as the floral strip - not sure what to call it.  I got a bunch of strips of felt like fabric at a yard sale, and forget to find a use for them.  The lattice metallic strip is also old.  For me, ring in the new is to really make an attempt at the Tim Holt style - with sponging, a muted earth tone color scheme, and a vintage style image. 
For the Top Tip Tuesday challenge I made my own bg paper, with heat embossed image - from SU Stippled Stencil.  My tip:  to stop the fabric from fraying - I adhered scotch tape to the back, and trimmed it as I cut the banner edge.  I think it is working!  The image - SU Provencal.  Sponging - with Ranger Tattered Rose distress ink.  I also sponged several inks on the card base.  (FYI - the black is for contrast on the photo - not a part of the card.)

Ring out old, ring in new (see above):
Old and new (see above):
A bow:
Choice of technique - Nov. stamps and layers:
Make your own (BG paper) & tip:


  1. Thanks for sharing this lovely vintage card with us at Top Tip Tuesday.
    Lorraine DT

  2. Gorgeous vintage card. Thanks for joining us at IBS!

  3. Love your background and great tip! Thanks for playing along at Top Tip Tuesday Challenge. Happy New Year!

  4. Beautiful vintage project!

    Thanks for joining us at Dragonfly Dreams and I hope you will come back to play with us throughout 2015!


    Owner Dragonfly Dreams

  5. Love all the gorgeous texture and layers, great card. Thanks for joining us at STAMPlorations. Good Luck and all the best for 2015. Monika

  6. Love your bg paper and tip too! Such a pretty card!! Thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday.

  7. This is beautiful, Dorothy! I LOVE the gorgeous monochrome colors, the fabulous image, and the glorious texture! Thanks for joining us at Inspired By Stamping! I hope you join us each month in 2015! HUGS and happy new year! :) Mynn xx

  8. A great vintage look to your card and a great try out of the Tim Holtz style. Thanks for sharing at A Vintage Journey and happy new year.
    Hugs Brenda xxx

  9. Fabulous! Thank you for joining us over at the Scribble and Scrap Challenge. Good luck. Happy New Year.

  10. What a lovely card. Great vintage look. Thank you for sharing your talents with us over at Loves Rubberstamps. Hugs Nina

  11. This is lovely Dorothy, a beautiful vintage looking piece of work. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Stampotique. Sue xx

  12. A gorgeous vintage card and I do like you collage of fabrics. Thanks for joining in the challenge at A Vintage Journey and good Luck.
    Julie x