The Stampin' Schach Design Tips: Those Vintage TouchesThe finished dimensions of this card are 4-1/4" wide x 5-1/2" long.
- Paper! One of the easiest ways to create a vintage card is to begin with the paper. What could be better than these fabulous patterns from the Everyday Enchantment Designer Series Paper Collection! They remind me so much of the patterns in my grandmother's aprons when I was young. As an added plus, this paper is one of the FREE products you can choose with a $50 purchase (not including tax and shipping) during Sale-A-Bration. Shop with me, and earn "Shop with Schach" Reward Points.
- Texture! A Textured Impressions Embossing Folder can add to the vintage experience. Finial Press was my folder of choice. I brayered on a little Crumb Cake ink to enhance the pattern. Tip: Go tone-on-tone when brayering on ink for texture enhancement. You want the contrast to be subtle, not overwhelming!
- Lace and Curls! Never underestimate the power of lace and corner curls in creating a vintage feel! Create curls in a jiffy by curling the corner of your paper around a round file. My favorite...the perfectly sized round file from the Distressing Essential Kit.
- Scallops and Pearls! The Scallop Trim Border is the perfect foundation for pearl placement!
- Flower Power! Distressing is often a hallmark of a vintage card. The edges of the punched flower were distressed using Crumb Cake ink. One of Stampin' Up!'s new Large Basic Pearls graces its center.
- Dream! Flagged and curled, the "Dream" sentiment from the Loving Thoughts stamp set received instant speckles, courtesy of the Color Spritzer Tool and a Soft Suede Stampin' Write Marker!
- Side by side! Isn't it amazing how different the two cards look? Yet...the layout is similar and the focal point of each is a flower created with the Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer Punch!
A big "Thank You" to all of you who left comments on the Everything Eleanor card. Random.org has spoken and the Winner of the Everything Eleanor card is: #67 Stephanie.
Intriguing sneak peek!! Love the colors, the glitter and the distressing. I look forward to seeing the new stamp set images on what I'm sure will be another stunning Schach creation!!
Stephanie...just send me an email with your address, and I will drop your card in the mail!
So...what do you think of today's vintage card? Won't you leave me a comment and let me know? Your comments are important to me, and I do read each and every one! Of course, I am always willing to answer questions about the cards that I create and the techniques that I use. I am only an email away! Until next time...