truthfully, i didn't think this was going to *BE* a card, i thought i was making a free-form collage. here's what happened: my darling stef sent me a link to this awesome blog, called green paper, on which ms. mary green hosts a collage challenge at the first of every month. she posts three vintage images, and participants must use at least a portion of each in their creations; but other than that, anything goes! this time, the images were a photo of that sweet--if quite serious looking--young lady; the stationer's label (tucked under, to the left on my card) and a little greeting with a poem and some pansies. i had almost everything together and it was just a collage, honest... until i spied that super-fun ippity "hey girlfriend" stamp which was sitting on my table with the rest of the delicious and inspiring goodies my very lovely--and UBER-talented--friend mari sent me for xmas (thanks, missus!!!) and then i just thought how cool and funny it would be with the rest of the collage and the next thing i know i was attaching the whole thing to folder cardstock and planning to whom i'd send it in january. :)
(vintage images: green paper; patterned paper: glitz, tim holtz; vintage-inspired stickers: k&co, tim holtz; tissue tape: tim holtz; stamp: ippity; inks: ranger, colorbox; print media: kodak ultra photo paper, staple cardstock, 3m inkjet transparency; adhesives: tombow monorunner, 3m foam tape)
my favorite thing about scanned/digital vintage images is that, in making "real life" compositions one can play with scale, and also, use a variety of materials on which to print, in order to get a lot of different looks from the same images. so i made my label about the same size as the original... but printed it on a transparency; i made the cabinet card a little bit smaller and printed on photo paper; and i made the pansies HUGE (& also tiny) and printed those on matte cardstock. then i did a bit of cutting, a bit of layering, and added in some stash... et voila!
but next time: i'm making A COLLAGE that isn't a card!!! just to make sure i STILL CAN!!!!! :) :) :)