Vintage Thanks

Vintage seems to have gotten under my skin lately, because I want to make more and more vintage cards!

This card was made with a stamp set from Inspired by Stamping. It is called Summer Postcards Add On, and although it’s an add on, it can be used as standalone, as I have done.

Here’s how I made this card:

I cut a cardstock topper, added some Vintage Photo distress ink lightly around the topper.  Then I distressed the edges using a distress tool, and used Vintage Photo on the distressed edges. I also purposely ripped the card at the top, making sure this was distressed well with Vintage Photo.

I stamped the four images I wanted to use, again with Vintage Photo – except for the ‘sentiment’ stamp, which I stamped with Worn Lipstick distress ink.  The other images were ‘touched’ with Copics.  I didn’t want dark colors, just wanted to put a little color into the card. The Copics color I used was an almost perfect match for Worn Lipstick.

It was a little fiddly, but once stamped and colored, I distressed the edges of each image, which I’d cut out by hand. I made sure they were a little crumped to give them an even stronger vintage look.  I also went around each image with Old Paper distress ink, to add to the ‘oldness’.

Each small image was added using a small amount of wet glue.  I didn’t want them sitting perfectly on the topper. My aim was to get a ‘falling off’ appearance. (To add to the old look!)

I added the topper to the cardbase, but not until I’d gone around the base with Vintage Photo and Worn Lipstick distress inks, to match the topper with the base.

Last but certainly not least, I added various sized pearls to the bottom right hand corner. It was a little bare, but using all large pearls it looked cluttered.  Gradually decreasing the size of the pearls worked perfectly.

Thanks for looking, and as always, if you want to comment, and the comment box isn’t showing, click the title of this post and it will magically appear!


*At the time of writing, Inspired by Stamping are having a 25% off sale.  The sale finishes June 30th (Australian time), so you will need to be quick.  They deliver internationally at a very reasonable rate.

They are also holding a Christmas clearance sale that runs until July 15. To get the 25% discount, use this code:  IBS25    (Full details on their home page.) Oh, and they have a rewards program!