Saturday, October 6, 2007

Vintage Birthday

One of my dearest friends happens to be turning 30 in a few days, and her hubby is throwing a surprise party for her this evening. She loves all things vintage (her house is absolutely gorgeous - all decorated with garage sale finds that I would totally pass by but she sees the potential!) so I wanted to use some more of the K&Co Classic paper, but I hadn't decided exactly what to do. I saw this week's sketch challenge on splitcoast (SC144) and I had my starting point.

The hardest part was choosing which patterns to use - I finally settled on this paisley as the focal point, then layered it with several others. The final touch was the buttons. I wouldn't normally think to do this, but I had my button tin out (from the teeny little one on the flower in my "joy" frame) so I played around a bit. Love the result, although not exactly practical if you're planning to mail the card. But this one will be lovingly hand delivered, so it's all good!!

(sentiment from SU Small Sayings set)

6 comments:

Sarosa said...

Beautiful, Trish! And what a perfect way to use buttons! Mine just sit in a drawer most of the time...

esther said...

Fabulous card! loving the vintage feel! the papers you have selected look ideal! I love the button detail, and tha fact that you have not over done it- simply gorgeous!

KardKrazy said...

Love those buttons -- very vintage-y!

Nise on GW said...

STUNNING! Love the paper (I think I was a paisley in a previous life) ahd those buttons. Hope it was a grand time.

Heidi said...

Love this card Trish! The paper is fantastic and those buttons really top it off!

Tandra said...

Hi Trish!! That is absolutely gorgeous!! LOVE the buttons! Im a button hoarder! I have 1000's but have a hard time putting them on a project!!
I found your blog thru donnas Rubyslippers blog. Thanks for backing up Jantinks tutorial!!!