Monday, 26 September 2016

Vintage Journal - A card for Megs Garden

Hello everyone and welcome to my blog.  So pleased you came by for a visit.

I'd like to share a card I created with the gorgeous new paper line by Megs Garden called 'Vintage Journal'.  I have used one of the papers from the A4 printable sheets.  I absolutely love this version because I can print out exactly the page I want and even alter the size if necessary .. brilliant.  

The paper used is Vintage Journal 01 and, as I wanted a soft and subtle look to my card, I did lighten the colour a little before printing. 

This card was actually made as a Get Well card for a very dear friend of mine who was in Hospital for an operation.  I wanted it to be bright and cheerful and to, hopefully, raise her spirits.

The extra layers were simply torn to size and, to soften the look even more, I gathered some lace from my stash and layered it in between.

The flowers are all available at Megs Garden.  I will leave a list of products at the end of this post.  I usually get my flowers in white so that I can then colour them to suit my project if necessary.   

The frame was made with a silicon mould and Mod Podge Melts.  The chippie is from a Circle Word by 2Crafty Chipboard.  I simply cut away the circle, coloured the word with gesso and then, while it was still wet, sprinkled it with glitter.

The inside was decorated with the same paper.  I'm afraid the lighting wasn't very good when I took the next two shots, hence the colour looks greyish.  I use natural light so am very dependant on the weather being nice and sunny but on this day it wasn't co-operating.  Still, it does show the lovely pattern on the paper and next time I will just have to take all the photos at the one time.

With all the layers and flowers, etc. that I place on the front of my cards it is sometimes difficult to keep them standing up so I do, at times, have to add paper to the back to balance the weight a little.  It works!! 

I am very happy to say that my friend came through her ordeal with flying colours and is well on the mend.

Megs Garden products used:
Thank you so much for stopping by and taking a look at my little creation.  Why not pop over to the Megs Garden Blog and check out the amazing projects made by my Teamies.
You should also take a look around the Megs Garden store.  I am sure you will find lots of things you cannot live without.  I know I do .. every time .. LOL!!

Take care and God Bless.
oxox Marg


  1. You've made a beautiful card for your friend! Lovely papers and beautiful embellishments. I like the lace between the layers too and the flowers are so pretty. hugs, Marlies

  2. Glad to hear your friend is on the mend, cheered on, no doubt by this beautiful card. It's crisp, clean and elegant, with the sunny yellow just the right touch to encourage Spring to come to Adelaide!

  3. Hi Marg! I hope you are having a good start to the week! Your card is so pretty, love the layers with the distressed edges and the lovely roses.. I am sure this has cheered up your friend... Enjoy this week!

  4. Your card is beautiful Marg! The layers are light and heavenly~
    I enjoy neutrals so much, and the addition of lace and 'torn' layers
    is brilliant. And you made that frame!? So pretty~ Your friend will
    treasure it : ) Hugs, Karen O

  5. This exquisite card is sure to brighten anyones day. It is so beautiful and soft. I love the layers of lace between the card. Truly gorgeous. Such a good idea to buy white flowers and colour them yourself. I have hundreds of flowers but can never find the right colours.

  6. You know, the first thought that came to mind when I saw your card was 'That looks like a lovely bouquet of flowers'....then I read on it was for your friend in hospital....& there y'are! A lovely card bouquet!!! It's light and pretty & I really love the lace bits tucked in there:) So nice to be getting around my fave blogs again after being away. Taking a bit of catching up though!! AND I must remember that idea of the paper on the back of the card. That happens to me sometimes, too ;):)


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