Vintage Spring Mini Junk Journal Card
by Rachel Duong
Hi there, it's Rachel. I can't tell you how thrilled I was to see the latest Poppystamps release and the "Basic Junk Journal Set" --so many ideas swirled in my mind! A junk journal is definitely a must, for now I created a unique "thank you" card with a delightful vintage vibe.
Before we get started, these are the fantastic Poppystamps dies and embellishments I used to create this card.
I began by collecting scraps of cream and off-white card stock. To create the cover, I die cut the file-shaped die. Next I blended distress and oxide inks in teals, pinks and browns. I misted the inks with a light spray of water. Then I stamped "You Make the World Bettter" sentiment from the "Say It Big" set. What a great sentiment! I misted it again and then added lots of fun Poppystamps embellishments, a torn strip on the left, embroidery thread and a Fairy Jewel.
The mini envelope and fan shaped shell are cut using the "Basic Junk Journal Set". The heart is from the "Heart Jumble" die, sprinkled with silver foil from a hot foil scrap. The butterfly and teardrop embellishments are from the "Teardrop Butterflies".
When you open the card, there is a pocket. I cut a card die from the set and it fits perfectly in the pocket. Perhaps the best part is that most gift cards do too! Also, the pocket can be folded to be used on either side of the file.
To decorate the card, I tore the surface creating a tattered, old appearance. I ink blended same colors over it to accentuate the torn areas.
The sentiment "Thanks for being kind" is from the Poppystamps "Modest Banner Greetings Hot Foil Plate"...another great sentiment. The foil adds a special touch to go with the silver hearts throughout the project.
Behind the card, I added subtle interest with ink splatters, running a brush lightly down the surface.
More pieces on the pocket included in the "Basic Junk Journal Set". Wow, so much goodness is packed in this set! The Fairy Jewels are pretty too.
So now the card gets tucked back in the pocket, but before that, don't forget to write a sweet message in it!
On to the next side...These beautiful tulips are from the Poppystamps "Layered Tulips" dies. Ink blended with same colors, they are the focal point of the card. I just love them! Using leftover hot foil leftover pieces, I die cut the stems. The pocket holding the flowers are from the "Basic Junk Journal Set." I adhered the tulips to a card die cut for added thickness and reinforcement.
And now for the back.... it gets decorated too! Ink blending, splatters, mists of water, embellishments and so much fun!
I am intrigued and obsessed with the notion of junk journals. Next time I am going to create pages so I can decorate even more. I hope you love this unique card as much as I do. Please take a look at the Poppystamps latest release. It does not disappoint!
Until next post, one person's junk is another person's treasure. Have a great day!
Hi Rachel, I'm loving your junk journal, it is so vintage themed and I love how you have created it.
Lots of love from Patricia xx