I am back this time with a card I made for the Moxie Fab World blog challenge. The challenge was to make a card in the "Anne Taintor" style. Anne Taintor is known for her humorous take on vintage images. Here is the link to the challenge: http://www.moxiefabworld.com/2010/01/lets-get-sassy-taintor-tude-challenge.html
I knew right away where I would find my image to use. I bought a calendar back in 2005 called "Hemlines" which has all kinds of old '50s style patterns for dresses. I found the image I wanted to use and scanned it. I want to save the original so I use the scanned copy to create with. After printing out the image I cut it into a rectangle. I made a card from purple cardstock to match colors in the image. I then cut a DCWV scallop black paper so that the scallop edge was on the long edge of the card. I then added a thin white satin ribbon which is just taped on the back of the black piece. I adhered the black piece to the purple card. I then took my image and inked the edges with purple ink. I attached it to the black piece on the card. I printed the sentiment taken from a list of favorite Anne Taintor sayings on her website. I thought this saying matched the ladies in the picture perfectly. I cut out each sentence and matted them on black cardstock. I attached them as shown. To finish I added some bling stones under the saying and also to the main lady's dress. I also used Stardust clear gel pen to bling up her earrings. And that was it! What a fun challenge. Now that I have my vintage calendar out I believe I shall make some more of these "Anne Taintor-tude" cards.
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