Thursday, October 18, 2012

Vintage Card with Aged Elements

I'm playing along with the Do You Stack Up challenge which is to create Something Vintage (#94). My fingers were itchy to try and distress up the Snowy Postcard stamp from Stampendous, so I came up with this card.

It's got something old written all over it with the collage like layers of a postcard. So my assembly went something like this;

  • Stamp Snowy Postcard on cream cardstock,
  • Distress around edges with Ranger Antiqued Linen and Vintage Photo,
  • Color scene by finger smudging oil pastels,
  • Add snow with Chunky White Embossing Enamel (heat from the backside so it won't blow away),
  • Glue some Guilded Mica Fragments around the scene,
  • Add some faux cards behind the postcard with strips of distressed paper scraps,
  • Tie a twine bow,
  • Glue down onto a red card base stamped with Jumbo Holly Season,
  • Burnish postcard edges with soft graphite pencil. Done.

It was a very easy card to put together with all the effects of something old added to it.

Now here's the best part of today's post, Stampendous is sponsoring this challenge, so head on over to DYSU blog and enter your Vintage style project.

Stamps: Snowy Postcard (Stampendous), Jumbo Holly Season (Stampendous)
Paper:  Cream and Red card stock
Ink:  Tuxedo Black (Memento, Tsukineko), Antique Linen and Vintage Photo (Ranger)
Accessories: Chunky White Embossing Enamel (Stampendous), Guilded Mica Fragments (Stampendous), oil pastels (Pentel), twine (Martha Stewart)

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  1. Very pretty Vintage Christmas! I really like how you tied the postcards together with the twine...I'm going to have to try the fragments using glue, love the effect.

  2. I just love Postcard stamps, and this one's so pretty... your sparkling winter scene is amazing!
    Alison x

  3. WOW, your card is gorgeous! Great job.

  4. wonderful card, love the textures and layering. thanks for sharing.

  5. Gorgeous card. It's so nostalgic - love it! Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


  6. This is gorgeous - truly vintage. I love it.
    Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week xx

  7. Love the vintage look of your card. The snowy postcard image is great . Thanks for sharing.

  8. Janelle this is absolutely gorgeous!! Wow, what a wonderful effect and that stamp is beautiful! Thanks for playing along at DYSU this week ;)

  9. This really takes you back in time. Love the postcard and how you aged it. Thanks for joining us at DYSU.
    Hugs Sue W. GDT.


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