It's Thursday and time to play at Pals Paper Arts! This week's challenge is one of my favorites...Vintage! And in today's post I will share some of my tips for creating the vintage look, using the Friends 24-7 stamp set! I am so excited! Let's get straight to the design tips!
The Stampin' Schach Design Tips:
- Soft and subtle! Truly vintage paper items have often faded over the years. To create this look, think in terms of soft colors for your images. Keeping this in mind, look at the difference in the Flourish from Friends 24-7 when stamped in softer Crumb Cake ink versus Soft Suede. The Crumb Cake Flourish will enhance the bird, rather than compete with it. (Note: I apologize for the "yellow" appearance of the photograph. The card stock which I used was Naturals Ivory...but alas, I did not shoot these pictures in my light tent with daylight bulbs!)
- Get rough! One of my favorite tools for distressing the edges of card stock is the Seven Sided Tool from the Cutter Kit. Look at the difference between these two samples:
- Brayer! In the above photo, you can clearly see the difference brayering a light layer of Crumb Cake ink over the embossed surface makes. In addition, Stampin' Sponges were used to darken the edges. Always use a circular motion and work from the edges in toward the center.
- Pearls and lace and trinkets, oh my! Basic Pearls and Victoria Crochet Trim are perfect for adding a vintage touch to any project. And don't forget the impact that a simple little safety pin, from the Vintage Trinkets collection can add. Of course, a little Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz never hurts either! (Hint: To apply pearls, even the smallest ones, simply use Paper Snips! Slide the blades right under the pearl, lift it off the backing paper, and position!)
- Vintage flower! First Edition Designer Series Paper was used to make this Scallop Circle flower. A little "aging" around the edges with Soft Suede ink and a Sponge Dauber adds character. And who can resist a little bling, especially when it is vintage-style Glass Glitter in beautiful Baja Breeze blue! A liberal dose of speckles, achieved by using the Color Spritzer Tool and Crumb Cake and Soft Suede Stampin' Write Markers, are always a quick and easy way to age a project.
And finally...the winner of the corduroy buttons, offered on yesterday's post is:
#14: Elin K.
Ohhh...that would be great! As a new demo I missed out on some of those. :)
Oh, and more twins updates, please!
Elin, please email me your address and I will send out the buttons right away! Until next time...
Stamp Set: Friends 24-7 (113218), Watermark from French Foliage (retired); Ink: Crumb Cake (121030), Soft Suede (115657), Cajun Craze (119671), Wild Wasabi (109014), More Mustard (103162); Stampin' Write Markers: Crumb Cake (120967), Soft Suede (120973); Card Stock: Naturals Ivory (101849), Cajun Craze (119684), More Mustard (100946), Baja Breeze (111352); Designer Series Paper: First Edition (121878---Occasions Mini), Elegant Soiree (117163); Tools: Big Shot (113439), Finial Post Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (115963), Scallop Circle Punch (119854), Modern Label Punch (119849), Cutter Kit (106958), Brayer (102395), Sponge Daubers (102892), Stampin' Sponges (101610), Blender Pens (102845), Color Spritzer Tool (107066); Glitz and Glam: Baja Breeze Glass Glitter (121883), Basic Pearls (119247), Vintage Trinkets (118764), Victoria Crochet Trim (118481), Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz (118772)