Flapper Inspired Card and Free Digital Image

Hi Everyone!

I’m a Design Team Member at Creates and Makes Monthly Challenges. The challenge for June is Anything Goes with the option of Yellow. To enter the challenge, click on the image below!

This is my card for the challenge:

I decided to do a flapper card simply because I ran out of plain black card stock and my black striped paper reminded me of the Gatsby era. It reminded me of the pin striped suits the mobsters used to wear.

I assembled the card before I had the digi image. Usually, I design for the image. I was excited to make the ribbon corset style and I guess I figured the image would be easy to find to match the card.

I was wrong. The image was hard to find. I finally found an adorable vintage image that went well with the card design. The original image had a suit on. Which was super cute, just not what I had in mind for this particular card. I might make a card later of the suit version, I have more of the pin stripe pattern paper anyway – it came in a stack.

So I created the dress version. I will provide links to the original version of this image. I created it holding a long cigarette, which I decided against later and ended up cutting the arm and cigarette off while fussy cutting.

This is the original image with the suit on:

The Download Link is at the end of this post.

Here is my card walk through:

It all started with this cool pin stripe paper:

I used yellow card stock as the first layer. I used a Martha Stewart border punch for the bottom of the yellow card. It’s Art Deco, and I felt it was a good design for the era.

I distressed the yellow paper with a sponge applicator and Antique Linen Distress Ink by Tim Holtz Ink Pad.

I attached plain black card stock paper behind it.

I used a fine tip glue pen to attach a very thin strip of patterned paper.

I bought ribbon from the dollar bin at Michaels. This ribbon had loops on the sides of it, but I cut them off for this project. I cut the ribbon into small pieces. I don’t remember the measurements but it wasn’t an accurate process. I just compared the ribbon size to that of the first piece before cutting it.

I used Mod Podge for Fabric to attach the black ribbon on the yellow card stock. I always use a Q-tip to apply Mod Podge to small paper crafts.

It looks messy, but it dries clean.

X Marks the spot!

I used a ruler as my guide to keep the ribbon straight on one side.

Don’t mind the messy glue! It just looks that way but dries fine.

If you notice, some pieces of ribbon hang off the edge. I used scissors to cut the hanging pieces off.

This is a little cleaner:

I used a frame die cut to make the white frame.

and I used the same Distress Ink Pad to give an aged look.

I had bought bags of feathers last year from the dollar tree. I never found use for them until now. Woohoo, one feather down… a million to go!

Feathers can get very messy and they’re hard to control because they come apart and little pieces of feather float away. So instead of glue, I used a label scrap to secure the feather. I have a ton of label scraps from the Planner stickers I make. I keep them in a sandwich bag.

I attached the feather this way:

I used a music notes stamp and Stampin’ Up Eggplant to make a stamp pattern on the yellow card stock. I also embellished the ribbon with pearls.

I stamped the sentiment with Stampin’ Up Eggplant as well and distressed it with Tim Holtz Antique Linen.

I attached the Digi Stamp to the card:

I attached the head piece as well, Pearl accents to her ears and head piece and used Mod Podge Extreme Glitter to accent it a bit more:

The products I used to make this card were:

Mod Podge Waterbase Sealer, Glue and Finish for Fabric (8-Ounce)
Quick-drying for multiple coat build up
Dries clear, cleans up easily with soap and water
Certified AP non-toxic, water base
Designs are permanent; hand wash finished projects with soap & water

Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad, Antique Linen
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad – Antique Linen – 2 x 2 inches
Acid free, non-toxic, fade resistant, water based dye inks
Developed to produce a realistic weathered look
Made in USA
Available in 3 by 3 by 3/4-inch stackable stamp pads with a removable lid

Free Vintage Image Download – Sweet Flapper Gal

I entered this card in these challenges
Frilly and Funkie Challenges – Something Old
Moo-Mania Challenges – Dancer
The Paper Shelter – Lace & Pearls
Shopping Our Stash Challenges – Music

Comments 3

  • A wonderful card. Thank you for showing how you made it.

    Thank you for joining us at MOO MANIA & MORE

  • Great card and super progress! Thank you for joining Moo Manai & More!

  • Love your vintage card with the great image – even if you chopped off her arm 🙂 The treatment of the ribbon is so much fun and is great with the feather, die cut edge and the notes. She looks like she is all ready to dance. Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie.

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