Sunday, March 30, 2014

Vintage Birthday Card

Since I wasn't so sure that I achieved a vintage look for this week's Vintage challenge at Stampotique Designers Challenge blog and since I needed a birthday card for my mom, I made this card featuring Stampotique's Cat Family, which is perfect for my family as we're a family of three.

Last Monday we were going to visit my mom on her actual birthday, so I had this card ready to go. Then I found out that my daughter had to work and couldn't go with me, which was the point of the visit. But, whilst visiting with my mom over the weekend (daughter had to work then too), I found out that my mother actually really does hate cats (How could my mother hate cats?), so this card wouldn't really work for her. So I made another that I'll share later. So a non-cat hater will get this card.

But I digress. Oops.

So, Cat Family was stamped onto Neenah cardstock using Tuxedo Black Memento ink and colored with Copic markers. Two sheets of patterned paper  from the Madame Payraud 6x6 pad by Papermania were cut apart since there were parts I wanted to use and parts that I didn't. These were cut down to fit together with the stamped, colored piece. All edges were sponged with Distress inks to get rid of that nasty whiteness and to age 'em. Then all the pieces were assembled and adhered.

The sentiment, Happy Birthday (Stampotique) was stamped with Onyx Black VersaFine ink, then heat embossed with Filigree Clear Fine Detail embossing powder. The card was finished with some ancient black photo corners by 3L/Scrapbook Adhesives.

Thanks for visiting today!

I shall enter this card in the following challenges.
Crafty Calendar: Animal Antics
Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenge#7: Animal Antics
613 Avenue Create: Anything Goes


  1. Hi Kathi, your card is adorable!! I love this family of cats too, and even more when traveling in Paris lol :))) Hope you are going well and your eyes are better. Hugs, Coco x

  2. very pretty, it looks almost looks like a postcard.

  3. Your mother doesn't like cats? Are you sure you are her daughter? I love your card, of course I love the flower corner but love the idea of a collage background and what a great idea to use up some scraps too!

  4. This is beautiful, I love it. I thought your other one was very vintage too though, both awesome!!

  5. Beautiful!! Love it!! LOL You had me laughing about the your mom being a cat hater... :o I don't get it either LOL!!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges!!! Good Luck! I hope I see you again for our next challenge :)

    - Susan, Co-Owner @ Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges
    {Scrap A Thousand Words}

  6. How can *anyone* not like cats!? Oh, well...I love your cat card (which looks very much like a French postcard!)! Great use of Stampotique stamps to create a vintage look, with a perfectly supportive color palette! Well done!

  7. you managed quite well I think the vintage look! Love the background on this!

    Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenge. Hope you will join us next time co-owner Crafting Vicky.

  8. What a fabulous "postcard" card! (Did that make sense?)\
    Love the cute image and all the pieces on this--especially love the distressing and the cool photo corners!
    And no, this would not have worked for a cat-hater! How is it you didn't know that your mother hates cats? Seriously. ;^)
    Hugs, Penny

  9. Great image and coloring! Thank you for sharing with us at Open Minded Crafting Fun, Amy A.,DT

  10. Beautiful vintage card :) Thanks for joining us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun this time. Good Luck, Joanna DT

  11. Love, love, LOVE it, Kat! Fun cat stamp and great post card look. :-D I really want to thank you for playing along in the "Animal Antics" challenge at Open-Minded Crafting Fun. Good luck in the draw.
    NanaConnie DT