Saturday, 4 December 2010

Creating a vintage look

I demonstrated this card at all of my recent workshops. I wanted to show how you don’t always need vintage-looking stamps to create the vintage look. I love this card – I love all “dirty” distressed looks... it doesn’t half cover a lot of mistakes!

To create the look, I first stamped snowflakes on a piece of Very Vanilla with Riding Hood Red ink. I tore along the bottom edge and then used a sponge dauber to sponge some Always Artichoke and River Rock ink around the edges. I took the ink from the inkpad lids – that’s what it’s there for! Finally, I used the Colour Spritzer to add some spatters of ink from the Always Artichoke and Early Espresso markers.

Did you know that you can now buy some of our markers individually? Look out for the Getting Started colours – these are the ones to watch if you want ribbons and individual markers. Check out pages 82-85 of the current Idea Book & Catalogue.

Stamps: Gifted, Serene Snowflakes
Cardstock: Riding Hood Red, Always Artichoke, Early Espresso, River Rock, Very Vanilla
Ink: Riding Hood Red, Always Artichoke, River Rock
Accessories: 1/8” Taffeta ribbon – Early Espresso, sponge dauber, colour spritzer

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