Lost Art!?!

This is a card that I made for some dear friends, who had us over for dinner.  🙂 

Going to someone’s house to eat dinner is almost a lost art these days.  We have become a society where facebook, internet, and email have become the main resources for interaction, so dining with friends around the table at their home felt refreshing.  So…that calls for making a special card to express our thanks….


Isn’t this some beautiful cardstock?  The main glittery background became the inspiration for the whole impression of the completed project.   The paper was cut to card size, and then the images (grater, pot, sifter, and pitcher) were cut out from the remaining un-used cardstock, and adhered with a 3D foam square.  Using the cardstock in this way allowed for much of the paper to be used and eliminated wasting such awesome paper.  This retro-themed card was fun to create and would be the perfect expression of gratitude for a fun time. 

The image of the retro woman drinking coffee is from stampsmith.net, she went perfectly with the theme of the card.  After the coffee drinking woman was stampped—and cut out, with detail scissors.  I placed several of the images all over the card front.  The reason for using several images and placing them in various directions would encourage the eye to look the card over from corner to corner.  The “So Good” was stampped with distressed ink from Tim Holtz, called Broken China. 


The layer of black cardstock really makes the robin egg blue pop to give a crisp clean overall look. 

All of that to say…Thanks so very much—for the good food, and wonderful fellowship!

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About Christy

I am a papercrafter who attempts to view life at a tricycle pace. If you are in a hurry don't ask me for directions. I love making art to swap, especially retro art. Creating is fun, but creating for the purpose of sharing is fulfilling.

12 thoughts on “Lost Art!?!

  1. I have to soooooooo agree with the lack of personal interaction. I miss havng dinner with friends or even having a dinner party with a few couples and enjoying verbal conversation. Great Card!

  2. Great card Christy…totally charming! I think the other thing that has gotten people away from having dinners in their homes, is the availability of restaurants and fast food places…they’ll plan your party for you etc. So many women work and don’t have time. Since we have three daughters, it’s really nice…they all plan and help, so we do a lot at each other’s houses.
    Pam Going Postal

  3. BEAUTIFUL as usual. I remember seeing the face on that stamp everywhere. I may even have a magazine from that time that has her in it. Brought back memories…………..LOVE IT!

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