Monday, May 7, 2012

Old and Shabby

 Happy Monday....are you tired of me yet???   Hope not!  I have a little something to share again....I have found some new Rubber Cafe favorites  ...yeah yeah I know I say that everytime.   This time I have fallen head over heals in love with the old key stamp, Queens post, and the Vaticane post stamps.  They speak to my vintage lovin heart.   I also used the card labels stamp set and love it....can't wait to play more with this many possibilities with it.  These cards are very simple to make....I used up some paper scraps using my scrap happy glue and than stitched around each card...purposely doing it uneven for a shabby look.  I adhered some tea stained envelopes I had in my stash...I love to use these from time to to stamp and add details too. If you look closely at the horizontal card you will get a sneak peek at one of The Rubber Cafe's new stamp sets....teeee heeee!  See those sweet little posies at the bottom???  Yep...and the distressed corner of the envelope....another one.  Some new lovelies for sure!  I used the card labels stamps and stamped them in chocolate and cut them out...I used them a little unusually by using them like tickets. I used them on the edges of the card and envelope.  I stamped the postage stamps and skeleton key on pattern paper and than fussy cut them out and used them as embellishments on the envelopes....I also used a bit of my crickle ribbons ( I colored some cream colored seambinding with Tim Holtz distress stain ink in Victorian velvet ) and than hand crickled it.  I love love this color....gorgeous rosey pink.   I also added a few stick pins and some gorgeous crochet lace from Really Reasonable ribbon and topped it off with a few roses.  The sentiments I used are the Fabulous phrases.  lovely font and fits so many occasions.  Well that is that.....just a couple of goodies.     Old and shabby .. my favorite.  Hope you enjoy!  Have a great week! 

Stamps: The Rubber Cafe' - Old Key, Vaticane Post, Queen Post, Card Labels, and Fabulous Phrases
Ink: PTI- chocolate, Tim Holtz, Victorian Velvet Stain
Paper:- pti cardstock, paper scraps - K & Company
Adhesives -The Rubber Cafe'- Scrap Happy Glue
Embellishments- envelopes from my stash, stick pins, prima roses, buttons
ribbons- Really Reasonable Ribbon, seambinding from my stash


Karen T said...

very pretty! I love the envelope and use of all the stamps!

Dawnll said...

Two of my favorites-old and shabby!
Great project sweetie

Michelle Pearson said...

gorgeous project! I love your shabby! ;)