Hi everyone!! Today I have something a little different to share with you.
I went outside my comfort zone a bit. This is what I would call my attempt at super vintage 🙂 It is still pretty clean as far as the lines go, but there are a lot of vintage style elements otherwise.
I used patterned papers and this cute post element from the This & That Charming collection, which is part of the February SP Monthly Kit. The Feb kit is sold out, but March sign-ups are going on now! Don’t wait! I don’t have many spots left.
The papers already have a lovely vintage feel to them, but I wanted to add a little bit more distressing so I inked the edges of all the papers using the Tim Holtz Ink Applicator and Walnut Stain Distress Ink.
The butterflies are just totally awesome! I was really thrilled with how they turned out. I first stamped them (this is a Unity stamp). Then I colored them with Copics.
Next I trimmed them out, curled up the wings, and then coated the whole images with Rock Candy Crackle Paint. Now this stuff is AWESOME! It dries to a shiny clear crackle finish! Love it!! Here is a close up so you can sort of see the awesomeness:
I used the coordinating Bold Sentiments I SVG cut file to trim out the sentiment piece. I had actually cut this out from white cardstock before I decided on my project colors, so I just inked over it with a matching ink (Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink) so that it would blend in with my project better.
The Bold Sentiments I stamp set is SOLD OUT, but it is currently on re-order so should be available in the next couple of weeks! YAY! I know so many of you have asked about this set. It is coming!!
With the sentiment “Happy Everything”, this card could be a just because card or a birthday card, even just a little pick-me-up card.
I used some satin ribbon from Papertrey Ink on this card too.