Hello on a Monday, friends! I hope this day finds you well and happy, staying comfortably warm or cool, depending upon what part of the world you're in. It's a little bit of everything here, and I'm a little bit all over the place getting things done. I took time out today to photograph some of what I've been working on. I need to get a card order filled, so progress must be made.
These cards are clean and simple, both in design and in the time it took to make them. I always hope my friend won't mind a few quick cards in her order to go along with the more artsy, time consuming cards. She never complains. I actually like them a lot.
I looked back to a card I made years ago. Saved the picture in my sketch book because it just works for me. A little texture, a little color, an additional design element for interest. Can you believe I used eyelets? I know! I always liked eyelets because they gave me hardware with virtually no lumps or bumps, and then they became old school. But, really, do they look so awful? I'm thinking I should use them more. I have a drawer full and, believe me, a drawer full of eyelets is a lot of eyelets.
The ribbon is a plus, as well. How many colors of this 1/4" gingham ribbon do I have? I lost count, but these cards represent four of them, with matching eyelets. Silver eyelets on the first card because I didn't have a matching blue.
Just look at all this old stuff! Old SU colors, old eyelets, old stamps, old Swiss Dot embossing folder. The flower stamp is a Great Impressions wood block stamp with no name or date on it, but it was one of my earliest stamps. I've used it many times as it's so cute and easy to color. It doesn't look old, does it? The sentiment is an early JustRite, cut with a JustRite custom die. It feels good to use some of the things I've been saving all these years. My heart does love the oldies.
Tell me, what old school stuff is still in your stash? Do we need to start a trend? You know everything old is new again. Have a happy day!