More Blast From the Past – Linda’s View
Finished Card Size: 5" x 7"
Here are two "girlie" vintage cards. Both are quick and easy to make. I hope you enjoy them.
McMahon Vintage Digital Stamps
5" x 7" Card blanks (Joann)
Patterned Papers (DCWV Inc)
Brown Card Stock (from stash)
Glossy Black Card Stock (from stash)
Classic Crest Solar White Card Stock (Neenah)
Memento Tuxedo Black pad (Tsukineko)
Paper Flowers (Prima Marketing Inc.)
Copic Alcohol Markers (.too Corp)
Double sided adhesive
Fine line black pen
Computer, printer, and photo editing or word processing software
Small paint brush and water
- Load both digital stamps into your software, re-size to desired size, and print onto the Neenah card stock. Mine are both about 5.5" tall. For the first card (shown above), trim the image to about 6.5" by 2.75" and color with copics or other medium of choice. The colors I used are V99, V95, V93, V91 for the underskirt; V17, V15, V12 for the bodice and over-skirt, E11 and E00 for the skin. I then shadowed the whole image with V01, BG10 and BG0000.
- Adhere the image to a scrap of glossy black card stock and trim closely to the edge. Adhere this piece to the left side of the pattern paper, cut to 5" x 7". The piece I used came from a 12" x 12" card stack called "the Natural stack".
- Adhere the resulting piece to the front of a card blank, the same size.
- Attach paper flowers with glue dots.
- For this card, I decided to simulate an aged, damaged, black and white image.
- Trim the digital image leaving at least an inch on all four sides.
- Color image as desired. Because I wanted black and white, I used only Copic colors N7, N5, N3, N1 and N0.
- Dip a small paint brush into water and wet the edges of the image about .25" inside the border, one side at a time, and tear the wet paper to create a jagged edge.
- When dry, sponge the background with Tuxedo Black ink. Be sure to wipe most of the ink off onto a scratch paper first, or it will be too dark. Grey ink would work even better.
- For this next step, stand in front of the kitchen sink. Light a match and set the edges on fire! Blow the fire out immediately to create a burned edge. Repeat until all edges are burned. This was probably the most time consuming part of making this card.
- Cut a piece of patterned paper to 4.75" x 6.75". The paper I used was from another paper stack called "The Old World Stack". Cut a scrap of the same paper to 1" x 5.5". Cut one piece of brown paper to 5" x 7". I used a deckled edge cutter on this piece. Cut another piece of brown to about 1.5" x 6" with the same cutter.
- Assemble the layers onto a card blank as shown in the photo and hand print the words "thank you" vertically on the smaller piece of patterned paper.
- Add the paper flower with a glue dot.
As always, be proud of your work and sign it. Until next time, happy stamping.
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