Saturday, 26 February 2011

Vintage Distressed Card

I am continuing to try and make some cards with a distressed or vintage feel to them, since I have bought the fabulous Stampin' UP! distressing kit things have got so much easier!!  It is terrific value at just £14.95 for a kit conaining 4 distressing inks, various files, a rubber block.

I used  Because I Care level 1 hostess stamp set for this card, the flower is beautiful and I thought I would try to capture the fading colours of these flower heads in Autumn. All of my card edges have been ripped and distressed, I used the En Francais background stamp for the text before covering it with Tea Stain  and Mahogany distressing inks. I stamped the flower head and used my water brush to colour the image using Stampin' Write markers, bleding the colours together, I then added more Tea Stain Distressing ink before lightly misting and scrumpling all of the layers, once opened flat I used Champagne Shimmer Paint made into a fine misting spray to add a bit of sparkle. Once the layers were dry I assembled the card and added some lovely taffeta ribbon that I had dragged the distressing ink over to match the card.  I used the colour spritzer tool to mist a bit of colour around the edges of the card.

Colours are Not Quite Navy, Very Vanilla, Soft Suede.

I am quite pleased with teh result of this card, and I would like to make a couple of scrapbook pages in this style as I am really enjoying scrapbooking some of the many photos of Lucy and Philip at the moment.

Angela x


Faye said...

This is fantastic!! xxx

Loraine Arderne said...

Beautifull, love the distress and you've certainly captured the changing colours of these in Autumn.

Nannieflash said...

Hi Angela wow that is stunning, love what youve done with it.
Oh I managed to track a set down, just waiting to see how soon I will get them. with hugs Shirleyxx

CraftyC said...

This card is beautiful Angela, lovethe vintage feel!