After a visit to my parents home, with some time spent sorting attic treasures, I was inspired to use some of the ancestral ephemera I have collected in a project.
The current challenge at Frilly and Funkie is stencil mania, I grabbed a couple of stencils and started creating a background. Here is a shot of the leftover background, so you can how I started. For the very first layer, I pounced Distress Embossing Ink through a wood grain stencil and applied Pan Pastels in blue and green. Next, I applied Distress Inks through a floral stencil, then misted the leftover ink on the stencil with water, flipped it and applied it in a different area of the background, as Linda did in her inspiration piece. (See it here.)
You may be wondering what my finished card looks like by now. Here it is:
I had so much fun adding layer after layer of vintage goodness! The envelopes are copies of family letters. The misspelled "sweetheart" lettering is torn from another copied family letter. I added lots of Distress Inks to the edges of all of these pieces. In addition to the vintage handwriting, I applied various pieces of book paper, a stamped and inked green bracket border from my scrap pile and a piece of coordinating pink designer paper.
Here is one more shot of the finished card: