Friday, September 20, 2013

And the Winner of the Hat Contest Is...

This week I am entering a card at Joan's Gardens, where we are challenged to make a card with the following guidelines:
  • Use a picture
  • Use neutral colors
  • Add a flourish
  • Use a product sold at Joan's Gardens
  • Mention that you are entering your card at her challenge
I found an old photo of my grandmother (she is the lady in the middle), her sister and another friend; they were wearing HUGE, very elaborate, highly embellished hats. It must have been the style back then. The coloring on the card is sepia, brown and ivory. (Please excuse the differences in color in the different pictures; I think it had something to do with the lighting.) They look so pleased and happy to be showing off their beautiful hats.  :)

I used ivory cardstock and pasted a neutral colored paper on top of it, then attached the picture that was die cut out and framed in a darker brown with the same package of die cuts, but one size larger.  The sentiment is printed from my computer because no stamp I had was right for the card. The sentiment is die cut also with the same oval scallop. I cut the backing also from the same die set, but it made the card too crowded, so I cut it down so that there is just a hint of a darker background for the sentiment. Next, I put ivory colored lace across the bottom border of the card and added leaf flourishes, roses and an ivory colored bow.

Here is a picture of the card; sorry that they do not all appear to be the same color. Bad editing on my part (LOL):

 Closeup of the roses and lace:

Closeup of the sentiment:

 And a closer look at the hats:

They all three are holding American flags, but only the one being held by the lady on the right is clearly visible. Looks different from our flag today, for sure!

Here are the tools used to make the card:

Spellbinders:  Bitty Blossoms, Classic Scalloped Ovals
Cheery Lynn:  Mini Fanciful Flourish, Lace Corner Deco
Ecru Lace
Ecru Ribbon
Bow Easy

I am also entering the card in the following challenges:

4 Krafty Girlz Challenges - Anything Goes
Crafty Ribbons Challenges - Anything Goes with Ribbon
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes
Kaboodle Doodles - Anything but a Square
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog - Shades of Brown
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes
Inspire Me Fridays - Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenge Blog - Mother, Maiden, Crone
Crafting Musketeers - Vintage

7 Kids College Fund - Anything Goes, Twist of Vintage  1/3

Thank you for stopping by my blog. I always appreciate your visits, and your encouraging comments mean more to me than you know. As always, God's highest and best to you today and every day.

Many rich blessings,

Ginny B.

Romans 10:9-11
If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by confessing with your mouth that you are saved. NLT


  1. Hi..
    This is a very beautiful card. Love it so much. Thank you for playing along with our challenge at Brown Sugar.

  2. Lovely card, thanks for joining in this weeks Crafty Ribbons challenge, Kate x

  3. What a fabulous picture of your grandmother, her sister & friend! LOVE those hats and also love how you've showcased this truly vintage beauty! Great job! Good Luck in the challenges!

  4. Beautiful picture of your grandmother...aren't those hats just the grand and gorgeous...speaking of gorgeous, your card hits the very pretty!!

  5. Stunning your fun!

  6. Beautiful card, love the photo. Thank you for joining us at 4 Krafty Girlz this fortnight. Abbie xx

  7. Gorgeous vintage card and fabulous sentiment. Thanks for joining in with our Anything Goes with Ribbon challenge at Crafty Ribbons this time.
    Dawn xx

  8. Lovely vintage card! Gorgeous details with the lace and flowers!

    1. And thank you for joining us at The Corrosive Challenge! :-)

  9. Ginny, what a great card. Love the picture and your design is beautiful. The addition of the flowers and lace certainly highlights the picture. Great job!!
    Thanks so much for joining us at Joan's Gardens for our weekly challenge.

  10. Beautiful vintage card! Thanks for participating in the challenge!

  11. Lovely vintage card. Thanks for taking part in the Crafting Muskateers challenge this month.
    Jackie (DT)

  12. Absolutely stunning, thank you for joining us at the Crafting Musketeers Challenge Blog, Fran DT xx

  13. This is gorgeous!! Thank you for joining in our challenge at Hugs, Rosie

  14. Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at the Crafting Musketeers challenge, Nicola X


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