Saturday, August 15, 2020

Trying out Vintage

This card is for my friend who is a scrapbooker, and loves vintage, layered, embellished layouts.  

And I made a second, similar, card for my stash. 

There was so much put into this project. I used distress inks (and sprays) for all the coloring - mostly vintage photo and the new speckled egg.  The "sewing" is from a stamp set that another friend gave me.  The sentiment is from Taylored Expressions. The flower is stamped and embossed, and colored. The green leaves are from a Tim Holtz die cut set.  I "distressed" the edges of the watercolor cardstock. The tags were cut from pattern paper. Ribbon from Stampin Up was "worn" with some distress ink. There is a deco edge of paper created with a Martha Stewart punch. Phew! 😀

I had a blast doing this -- I'd work on it, and leave it.  Then work on it and leave it - and so on.  Then I saw these two challenges -- to use a tag on your project.  And the whole thing finally came together.
  • A Vintage Journey Tag You're It - It's not a stand alone tag.  So I'm not sure that it qualifies for this challenge.  But I wanted to share. 
  • Just Add Ink -  Just Add T  - Tag starts with T. 
I don't usually craft in this style.  But I saw this card by Stacy at Tattered Nest Designs and fell in love with it.  And felt a need to try something like this.  

Will I do another one like this?  I don't know.  So many ideas and projects. . .  so little time. 

Thanks for stopping by to take a look. Until next time, stay safe.


  1. Oh my goodness, Carol, I can see the work you've put into these. Divine. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Just Add Ink. x

  2. Your two cards featuring tags are lovely, Carol. It sounds and looks like you enjoyed crafting in a different style. Love how the embossed features really pop and draw the eye in to admire the tags . Thank you for sharing your tag cards with us at A Vintage Journey . x

  3. Both great cards - I love all the texture and layers. Chantell Just Add Ink

  4. What lovely cards you created - wonderful layering of ephemera! Thanks for sharing with us at A Vintage Journey!