Well here I am today with a vintage style thank you card using simple colours and lots of layers. This could easily be adapted for lots of occasions or as I tend to do left plain. So here is my make :
I started by embossing a piece of card the same size as the card front ( if I work on the card I always get the back so messy!?) and embossed using this great book covers folder. Then I went in with lots of yummy brown distress inks in frayed burlap, vintage photo and walnut stain..drying between each layer with a heat tool.
When dry and happy with the colours I flicked and spritzed some water and dabbed off and dried to give a slightly more mottled look...smaller droplets just soften the colour and can be heat dried as can larger droplets, dabbing off give a more dramatic effect. I also added some mini film strip die cuts and some vintage lace die cuts which add layers and interest ( I hope!)
Now onto the lovely vintage lady, this is a great set which has two stamps and the framelits to match, no scissors needed to cut out as the die does if for you! I stamped out the Lady in archival ink and gave a quick blast with heat tool to make sure I didn't smudge the ink. Covered with framelit and lightly taped down so she didn't move!
She cuts out beautifully ! I added some distress ink colour from my craft sheet using a waterbrush and then dried and inked edges with frayed burlap.
I added a sentiment and some flowers cut from tattered garland strip die and stamped with text and the edges inked with vintage photo DI.
Have a fun and inky day!