Vintage for The Paper Players

It’s Sunday…and time to play with The Paper Players! The fabulously talented LeAnne is hosting a Theme Challenge: Vintage! Simply feature something vintage or antique on your creation, or make your card look vintage or antique.  I opted to make a vintage looking card using the Lovely as a Tree and Winter Post stamp sets.  Although Winter Post is retired, it is available as a digital download.  I hope you enjoy today’s creation.

The Stampin’ Schach’s Design Tips: Vintage
This finished card measures 5-1/2″ wide by 4-1/4″ long.
 Here are my favorite tips for achieving a vintage look:

  • Distress and speckle! A Sponge Dauber, the Speckles image from Gorgeous Grunge, and Soft Suede ink can age a card instantly.
  • Images!  Subjects such as these ice skaters easily add a vintage flair to any card. 
  • Font!  Select fonts that are suited for the time period of the images.  Christmas Greetings,  from the retired hostess set “Warmth and Wonder”, evokes an early 1900’s feel. 

Winter Post is one of my favorite sets for making vintage holiday cards.  I think the skaters pair perfectly with the trees from Lovely As a Tree.  How about you?  Do you have a favorite set that you like to use for vintage cards?  Won’t you let me know in today’s comment?  And remember, if you ever have a question about the cards I create or the techniques I use, I am only an email away.  Until next time…

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  1. Ann, I had forgotten how much I love this stamp set and it is wonderful with the lovely as a tree cutouts in front of the skaters. Just gorgeous

  2. Ann, your vintage Christmas card is gorgeous!

  3. Ann this is so perfectly vintage! These skaters look great paired with the fir trees and the ‘quilted’ frame. A great set of tips too – I’ve made notes, as this is a style I struggle with so thanks for being my mentor this week!

  4. You certainly know how to rock the vintage look and these stamp sets, Ann. This is pure Shach-a-gorgeousness! Beautiful coloring and I love the quilted look.

  5. Hallo Ann, I am sorry I am late to visiting the DT member cards..all are adorable…and your card woooww I adore the add of the pearl on the embossing paper (the basic paper)it looks like an old sofa in my imagination and that skeeters couple and the sentiment you add are so perfect…I ADORE YOUR CARD Ann…

    I try to make vintage card again this entry is #6 if you have time to visiting me back and maybe leave me some love too I would be soo thanks and happy…big hugs, Monika from Germany

  6. I couldn’t get this link to open yesterday, Ann, but I am so glad I came back today to check on it. What a gorgeous card! It feels like it just came out of Grandma’s attic…in a GOOD way! Your fussy cut ice skaters are amazing!

  7. Beautiful Ann. Is it this weekend you will be in Kalamazoo Mi.?

  8. Gorgeous!!! Love the skater’s foot sticking out.

  9. Marvelous vintage inspired card! The stamp sets go perfectly together and I love the details and design of your card.

  10. Perfect vintage look from the skaters to your coloring! Gorgeous. You are the queen of vintage! Well done my friend! With the nip in the air now this card just fits!

    Chris R. from Iowa

  11. OH MY GOSH, vintage perfection! LOVE what you created here, Ann! A beautiful scene with one of my favorite sets! Thanks for a wonderful example for my challenge this week!

  12. I have always loved those skaters, and they look so perfect on your vintage card. Adding the distressing and speckles really lends to the vintage,feel too! So beautiful!

  13. Oh Ann, another lovely creation! You never cease to amaze me! I love everything about your card! The scored background, pearls, the beautiful skaters and the glimmer make it the perfect vintage card! XX

  14. Perfect! Love your scored and jeweled background also!!

  15. Ann OMG what a lovely Festive card…this is stunning! Loving the Vintage country feel of it.

  16. Wow, Ann this is gorgeous! The background in the oval behind skaters adds to the delicious winterscape you’ve created and its 3 dimensional effect. Those skaters are the quintessential image a vintage winter, and they are my favorite! Beautifully done!!

  17. Wow, Ann, I so want to be like you when I grow up…lol! Your creations are always jaw dropping fabulous for me…thank you for sharing this beauty along with your tips!

  18. What a spectacular card! I love the skater’s foot breaking the circle, and all of those colored pearls!

  19. Ann, this card is outstanding. You make such beautiful cards and I am so happy I have the opportunity to see your great work.

  20. You have made the most beautiful cards with these skeeters and this one is no exception! Totally vintage perfect!

  21. Gorgeous card Ann.
    Gives me that ole country charm feel

  22. Absolutely gorgeous, as always!

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