Not all vintage cards have to be heavy and brown! This card is probably the most ‘clean’ looking vintage style card I’ve made and I’m pretty happy with the way it’s turned out. The patterned paper I used here reminds me of old fashioned wallpaper and I wanted to keep the card simple to show off the clean lines.
There’s really no special techniques that I’ve used on this card but a few things that might not be immediately obvious from the photo: The little flowers on the corners of the card were made by punching out some patterned paper (that matches the background paper) with one of Stampin’ Up!‘s Itty Bitty Punches, it’s kind of a clover/cross shape and I punched two of these, glued them on top of each other to make a flower then placed them on a soft pad and used the rounded end of a paint brush to push down on the centre of the flower to make the petals stand up a bit. A tiny rhinestone was added to the middle of each flower to finish them off.
Style Tip: To emphasis the stamped crown image in the middle of the card I used a couple rows of tiny pearls from Stampin’ Up!’s Basic Pearls. In the pack of pearls along with the little individual self-adhesive pearls there’s also three rows of little pearls – so all I had to do was peel off the rows (I used about two and a half rows) and then places them around the perimeter of the oval that I had die-cut.
I’m hoping this style of card will be appreciated by anyone I send it to who likes vintage or might not be really into vintage style. What do you think? Is ‘clean’ vintage a happy medium?
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Cardstock & Paper:
Baja Breeze textured cardstock
Very Vanilla cardstock
Elegant Soirée designer series paper
So Saffron (for sponging around the oval and around the little tags)
Chocolate Chip (for sponging around the patterned paper)
Itty Bitty Shapes Punch (clover-ish shaped punch) – currently in the Stampin’ Up! Australia Summer Mini Catalogue
Jewellry Tag Punch
1/16″ Hole Punch
Basic Jewels (a rhinestone on the centre of the crown and on the flowers)
Marina Mist Satin Ribbon