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Vintage Wedding for the Inventor


Vintage Wedding
By: Shelly Newkirk, Artistic Guide

                                                                                 Finished Card Size: A2 - 4.25" x 5.50"

Tracing paper
Light grey cardstock (unknown)
Old World Stack (DCWV)
Black cardstock (unknown)
Gold gift wrap
Black dye ink (Ranger Archival)
Gold pigment ink (Colorbox or any metallic gold ink you have on hand)
Brown inks (various Distressed Inks by Ranger)
Vintage type button
Piercing template (unknown)
Decorative scissors: deckle and victorian (Fiskars)
Repositionable double sided tape
Printer and standard text weight printing paper
Glue (Crafters Pick Ultimate Glue)
Vellum glue or tape


  1. Find a pleasing clip art vintage wedding picture.  I printed mine up in wallet size and got nine to a sheet.
  2. This is the tricky part.  To get the printer to print on the flimsy tracing paper I attached it to a regular sheet of printer paper.  Carefully apply the repositionable double sided tape as close as you can to the leading edge (the edge that will go in the printer first) of the printer paper.  Don't go over the edge of the paper as it will gum up your printer and too far from the edge will cause the printer to peel your tracing paper off when you try to print.  Also put the repostionable double sided tape down both sides.  The position of the tape is not as vital here, but get as close to the edge as you can as your tracing paper is probably going to tear a little when removed from the printer paper even with repositionable tape.  Lay the tracing paper over the printer paper so that it is smooth.  Now you can print.
  3. DTP (direct to paper) metallic gold pigment ink on the back of your printed tracing paper.  Let dry.  This may take several days, depending on the brand of metallic ink that you use.
  4. Carefully cut out your tracing paper photo.  It will look very old.  You can age it even more with various shades of brown in lightly sponged on the edges and even over then entire image.  The goal is to make it look old and faded.
  5. Using vellum glue or tape attach the tracing paper print to gold gift wrap, trim to a narrow border and layer on black cardstock.  Use a fitting decorative scissors to trim the black cardstock into the desired width of border.
  6. Lay paper piercing template on light grey cardstock and pierce through each hole.  In one sample I used the entire template to frame my picture and in the other only a corner as an accent.  For the framed sample I carefully cut around the frame in the shape of the piercings.
  7. Sponge black in around the edges of the frame to antique it.  Attach the layered picture with glue or tape.
  8. Cut a piece of scrapbook paper from the Old World stack to 3.75 x 5.0.  Sponge the edges with black ink.  Glue this to black cardstock and trim the back cardstock with a deckle scissors.  Glue these two layer to a standard A2 cardbase.
  9. Attach the tracing paper picture to the center of the Old World layer that is on the card.
  10. Cut the shank off a vintage appearing button and glue where desired on the card.



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