Jan 30, 2015

Layered Vintage Card :)

DT inspiration card for Cardabilities here! Very fond of inks these days and tried to create layered vintage bg for this card.

Here we go,

Sketch for this challenge

Watercolor cs is taken and built the layers from scratch, using various DIs - Aged Mahogany, Scattered straw, Vintage Photo. Adequately misting and drying every layer before adding each layer of inks. Then the edges are roughed and rolled at diagonal corners of the card.

Heidi Swapp Script stamp (new in my stash) is randomly stamped, and its shown vaguely at few places only as its been lost in misting and ink layerings.

Took heart diecuts in Red CS and distressed its edges in black soot DI. The CLD medium rose diecuts are distressed with aged mahogany and pearl centered. And Spellbinders foliage leave diecuts are distressed with evergreen bough and aged mahogany, misted and shaped.

Diagonally, Kaisercraft Heisian stamp(new in my stash) is stamped using Vintage photo DI for the extra textured look for the card.

Sentiment is from IBS Everyday Sentiment stampset which is selectively stamped using Ranger Archival ink and the banner edges are distressed using Vintage Photo DI. And random splashes of Black soot inks as the finishing touch!

This front panel is then matted in a black CS which is then on a white base CS.Few black rhinestones are added as accents on heart diecut.

Hope you like the overall look of the card!


CS- Fabriano CS
Inks- DIs- Vintage photo, Aged Mahogany,Scattered straw, Black soot, Evergreen bough
Stamp - heidi Swap script stamp, IBS everyday greetings, Kaisercraft Heisian stamp
Dies - CLD medium rose, Spellbinders foliage die, Itsy Bitsy heart thinlits


IBS#90 - Hearts

IBS customer gallery - Used everyday sentiment


  1. Another beautiful vintage card! LOVE the distressing and the deeper colors! So fabulous! Thanks for joining us at Inspired By Stamping! HUGS and happy weekend! :) Mynn xx

  2. SO pretty Sathya. You have learnt so much that I don't even understand half the techniques you mention:)) .

  3. Beautiful card! Love the colors and vintage look :)

  4. Gorgeous vintage card! Love the distressing and layers. Thanks for joining us at IBS!


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