Friday, March 20, 2015

Old dictionary cards

For sometime I have had in the back of my mind to use old dictionary pages on a card.  Now the trouble is, I believe, that op shops etc destroy any old books not fit for sale and I have not been able to find any in recent times.  However, at a car book sale near where I live, there was a person selling books - a casual do you have any 'old' dictionary or 'old' books - you know the ones yellowing with age - they found a dictionary and a book for me - for the grand sum of 40cents.
Here are the cards I created:
The first card uses Tim Holtz, Stampers Anonymous clear 'man with an umbrella' stamp from Life's Possibilities set.
This card uses unity stamp company girl stamp from Angie Girl Dream with your Heart set.  I did cut the legs of her so that I could put a little bit of lace.
Both cards use a Stampin'Up! greeting, Ranger Distress Ink Vintage Photo, Studio 49 Polka Dotty stencil for art, foam tape to lift greeting/image and a bit of bling.
Now, for a word of warning - BE CAREFUL WHAT PAGES  YOU SELECT FROM A DICTIONARY OR OLD BOOK !!!Look at just what words/definitions are on the page - that is all I am saying.......
My cards were inspired by a card, made by Teresa Abajo, I saw in Australian Simply Cards magazine no 75.  Thank you Teresa and I have thanked her on her blog.
Thanks for looking, Margaret :)


Leslie Germain said...

Margaret, these cards are gorgeous!! LOVE the use of the old pages with those fabulous stamped images!! WOW!!!!

Teresa Abajo said...

Awwww...Margaret - thank you for your lovely words. I didn't get your message so I'm glad you wrote again. Your cards are wonderful, thank you for sharing!


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