So here is a vintage inspired Valentines , using lots of yummy distress goodies and distress crayons, I know late to the party but I am loving playing with them ...
So here is my make :
I love the vintage feel that the found relatives give ( not sure which set this is from as I have all mine muddled up !) and cannot wait to see the new paper dolls from Tim , which are top of my list!
So I started by applying matte texture paste through this gorgeous Tim flourish stencil and allowing to dry . I then coated the card with collage medium and stamped some random patches of script using grey archival ink.
I then started to apply patches of distress crayon, starting with antique linen , and rubbing in with a damp finger.
I die cut two hearts and coloured using distress crayons , in barn door and fired brick and edged with walnut stain distress crayon.
To complete the card I added the found relative card which has some tissue tape stuck on , as well as a chit chat sticker . I tore the bottom and edged with distress crayon and walnut stain distress ink. I also lightly sanded it and added some ink as I like the extra distressed feel it creates but this is totally personal choice.
I added the hearts and lifted one slightly to create dimension and also added an idea-ology number plaque.
To complete the left hand side of the card I dyed some seam binding using distress stain, scrumpled and left to dry , then added the the card and tied in a bow. ( you can heat dry the seam binding but leaving scrumpled overnight gives a crinkle that I prefer )
So there you have my first post in a very long time...a vintage valentine x
Hopefully I will be back soon !
all the products used are in Country View Crafts .
keep those fingers inky!