Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Aged to Perfection

For last month's card classes we had a vintage theme and these are the cards we made:

Materials used:
  • stamps - Best of Butterflies
  • card - crumb cake, very vanilla, Graphic 45 Secret Garden dsp
  • other - pearls, Big Shot, dimensionals, sponge daubers
  • non SU - Gesso, nestabilities dies, copics

The papers were a little bright for what I had in mind, so I brushed them with Gesso which tones down the colours and also adds a lovely canvas-type texture to the paper.

Next I tried out a vintage masculine card using SU's World Map and Open Sea stamps.

Materials used:
  • stamps - Open Sea, World Map, Happiest Birthday Wishes, canvas background 
  • card - crumb cake, basic black, very vanilla
  • other - twine, dimenionals, sponges, 1 1/4" and 1 3/8" circle punches

For the last card we used the emboss resist technique over the dsp to age it a little more - it looks a lot like some old wallpaper my ladies thought! The rose was made with two toning colours of cardstock, one of which is core'dinations card and was sanded back for a distressed look. More crinkling of seam binding - this time always artichoke - similar to the card in my last post.

Materials used:
  • stamps - Simply Sketched, Tres Chic
  • card - raspberry ripple, very vanilla, always artichoke, primrose petals, Vintage something retired dsp (can't remember the name!)
  • other - pearls, deco labels framelits, Big Shot, always artichoke seam binding, dimensionals, sanding set
  • non SU - roses die, rose petals punch and embossing punch, hot glue gun

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