Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Vintage Halloween Cards - Blingy Ephemera

Life won't sparkle unless you do. 

vintage ephemera, glitter glue, gold metallic pen, assorted rhinestones and stickers, craft foam

Every time I walk into a card shop and see a beautiful vintage card with some strategic glitter added I smile.  And then when I look at the price on the back, I gasp!  I always think to myself  "I could easily do that, but where do I find an image like that?"   Pinterest has some, but I'm always worried about copyright issues and I haven't been able to find exactly what I'm looking for.

I found this amazing shop in Etsy that has the most fabulous vintage images.  I have several others in my collection so I knew I could find some fun Halloween ones to use for cards for my crafting besties.

I gathered some rhinestones, glitter glue and  a gold marker and proceeded to fancy up these cuties.  I glittered the wings with glitter glue which doesn't show up much here but they're sparkliscious in person. 

I wanted to give my cards some dimension so I mounted the back panel on a craft foam sheet.  Some of them are a little wobbly from the wet glue I used, but it just looks like a vampire licked them a little. 

The ones in the store might look a little more elegant because the artist knew when to stop embellishing.  I'll work on that!

Thanks for visiting.
Go forth and embellish your world with glitter!


  1. Great vintage images and you did a good job of adding the sparkle. I love your sense of imagination - "just looks like a vampire licked them a little" lol
    Hugs Monica

  2. Nancy this is such a fun array of vintage creations. Love them all.
    I am also now one of your latest Followers x
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