July 27, 2007

Thrift Shop Finds

Oftentimes I have more fun scrounging around in thrift/resale type shops for card elements than I do at Archivers or other nicely laid out stores. Well, I enjoy doing that as well, but also really like rummaging around not so nicely laid out stores seeking a bargain or some unique item to incorporate into cardmaking.
This card is a perfect example. The manila index card dividers I found in a tattered old box -- which meant the dividers themselves were already distressed!
The small book of poems I found at a bargain book store for $1. What a treasure. Great for copying or using right out of the book. I ripped out the one I wanted to use and distressed that with some red distress ink.
The vintage rose I found as a pack in an antique store years ago. I've used them many times. This one I sanded a bit and added some distress ink to it.
There's also so old tissue paper which I stamped my image on (the music notes and couple). I then restamped the couple and cut them out before adding it to my card.


The couple stamp is by Queens Dresser Drawers and the "Love" is by Art Impressions.

4 comments:

Jules said...

Brilliant card so creatively thought out :o)

marciad said...

Such a romantic card. Wish I could go shopping with you. I think our nearest thrift shop just closed down and of course I needed it for an altered art club project.

Barbara P said...

I love this card, it is so romantic! I miss the days of rummaging around the thrift stores, you really do find neat stuff.

Ila said...

Oh So Beautiful!! What a great idea distressing a poem from a book. I'm going to be rummaging around now.