Wednesday 25 April 2012

Vintage Postcard

Here's a card I made for the Sketch Challenge at Splitcoaststampers today - Korin gave us a great sketch which is really easy to work with.  I went for a vintage look and made the top panel quite large - this is the first time I've used Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Vintage Postcard set - it's SO much FUN, there's a lot of different images and elements you can combine, layer and play with.  
I love the vintage look - I can still remember my Grandma's attic above their garage in Vale, Oregon
(which had Grandpa's old Model T Ford in it) and I went up there once or twice, fascinated by all the old and yellowed keepsakes - it was scary thanks to wasps and spiders!
All edges have been sponged with Ranger Distress inks.
I used two copics to tone down the brightness of my coloring so that it would give a vintage hue - I find that 
E41 (more subtle) and W1 (darker) work well for this - BUT please if YOU are trying it, test it out on scrap paper first - no one wants to ruin a beautifully colored image on the last few strokes!!
I love the Bible verse underneath the Postcard title:
As cold waters to a thirsty soul, so is good news from a far country.
Proverbs 25:25
Supplies include:
Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Light of Christmas bg
Twine (Creative Expressions)
Sewing Machine 
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Ranger Distress Antique Linen, Frayed Burlap ink
SU Baja Breeze ink


Unknown said...

Beautiful vintage card Bridget well done Hugs Elaine

Lisa Lara said...

Oh this is a beauty B.

Monika/Buzsy said...

FABULOUS card Bridget. I love everything about it! The colors, the images... the layers... just perfect!

Susie said...

I love the look of vintage postal cards. Beautiful detail as always. And a very good tip with the Copics.

JD/ Jill said...

This is so pretty, I like how you used the stamp set. I'm going shopping tomorrow where they have Sweet N Sassy stamps, I hope they have this set there.