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…