A friend’s sister was recently in an accident. I thought she might appreciate something a little vintage and a little modern to brighten up her recovery.
I found a vintage card on eBay and interpreted it into this:
I liked the open “U” so I needed to make sure I maintained plenty of open space while adding all of the details. The little bird is from the Silhouette Online Store and I used a variety of papers and patterns to create her. The “hurry” banner used Arial font; I copied and flipped the word vertically and horizontally and then welded each of the letters together. After cutting, I folded the letters over the bakers twine. I cut the bird’s beak in Papertrey Ink cardstock, colored it with Copics, and hand trimmed her beak so she could carry her banner.
To make the “U”, I used the Silhouette Designer Edition software and Copperplate font. I then used the offset feature for the teal outline. The completed “U” measures about 5.5″ wide and 4.75″ tall.
Next I created the inside of the card by copying the “U” from the front of the card and welding it to a “P”. Underneath all of the patterned papers, is a Papertrey Ink cardstock foundation to provide for stability.
I cut the bird a second time (after flipping it horizontally) as well as the individual letters and the teal offset. I hand trimmed some of the bird away to make it look as if it were flying between the layers.
The flowers are from the Silhouette Online Store. I hand trimmed the “P” so it wasn’t visible from the front of the folded card.
I added a piece of acetate to the back of the “P” so the card could stand open. The banner sentiment uses the Silhouette Designer Edition software “text to path” and print and cut feature.
And there you have it, a fresh twist on vintage.
“And there you have it…” OMG!!! You make it all sound so simple, yet I get dizzy from just trying to follow along…you, my Dear, are a frickin’ genius!! I know your friend’s sister will love her card & I hope she has a speedy recovery!
Awesome card Sis and wonderful directions on how you made it! I’m sure your friend’s sister will really love it!
This is incredible and I know will certainly cheer her on! I strive to be as creative and talented as you are.
This is a fabulous card, Sis! The design is really neat! I should try to get to know my Silhouette, you are really great with it.
Terrific card! I love the details.
What a fun and creative card! Love the bird with the twine in it’s beak! So cute!! I know the card will be treasured!
I love this card!!! As in love, love, love every little thing about it.
Beautiful and so sentimental! Great work!
Gorgeous card!!! Love the design!!! ~Sophia
Wow- I think is my favorite one to date. So amazingly clever, sweet, and pretty with just the right amount in each category! LOVE!!
Wowsers! Talk about being serious and fun all at the same time w/ a cute & “tweet” card! Your friend’s sister will love it!!! TFS! 🙂
Wow….this just blows me away. The papers are fantastic…the design is genius….the lil bird looks like he’s real and not just a paper bird. Absolutely gorgeous! I’m speechless!