One of my favorite sites for Vintage Clipart is “The Graphics Fairy”. In fact, I love that site so much that I have Karen’s button on the side of my blog.
This card was made from a vintage Fall image that I downloaded from her site yesterday. I have been playing around with the layout and embellishments since last night and kept auditioning different papers, embellishments and ribbons. When all was said and done, this is the result.
I painted the hinges with black acrylic paint, then covered the hinges with 2 Way Glue and sprinkled Onyx Glitter over both elements. After they were dry I added the rhinestone for just a bit more sparkle. Carnelian glitter was added to the pumpkin as a highlight with my Quickie Glue Pen by Sakura.
Who would think one could use such a variety of adhesives on one card? There is a specific use for each and in my opinion if used properly the card will not fall apart. I especially like using the Flower Soft Adhesive for adhering the hinges because of the small applicator top and the staying power of the glue. I love my Quickie Glue Pen and use it often to add glitter to enhance an image. The Uhu Glue Stick was used to adhere the background paper to the card. I have tried many other glue sticks and prefer Uhu over all of the others. (I formerly used the Elmer’s Craft Glue Stick, but they must have changed their formulation and it doesn’t work well any longer). Scor-Tape is the best when adhering layers onto a card. Glue Dots work superb when adding bows and other embellishments to your projects.
Vintage Clipart downloaded from The Graphics Fairy
Polka Dot background paper from Paper Wishes
Card Stock from Stampin’ Up!
Onyx & Carnelian Glitter from Martha Stewart
Hinges from Plain Elements Grungeboard Pack by Tim Holtz
Making Memories Black Acrylic Paint
Rhinestones from Hero Arts
Orange & Black ribbon from Hobby Lobby
Uhu Glue Stick
Quickie Glue Pen
Flower Soft Glue (to adhere hinges to card)
Small Glue Dots
2 Way Glue Pen from EK Success