Thursday, March 22, 2018

Dad's Vintage Birthday Card

     Hello Stampers, and happy Thursday! I went vintage with my Dad's birthday card this year, having fun with some Mixed Media Stamps from Red Rubber Designs! The sentiment was embossed onto wood banners with the Contemporary Greetings Stamp.

     But first I created the background with a stencil and black gesso applied to white cardstock. Once dry, I lightly went over it with some Prima Wax (Rich Copper and Bronze Age). Then I stamped all over with the Vintage Background, Postage, and Fly Fairy Unmounted Rubber Stamps, using permanent black and red ink, while embossing others. Along the edges and corners, I embossed the Background Soup Stamp, and colored it all with some sprays, finishing the edges with Rusty Hinge Distress Ink.

      The tape measure was colored with Distress Inks (Fossilized Amber, Vintage Photo, and Rusty Hinge), to which I applied black gesso to the Tim Holtz Measured Stencil. Like the black gesso on the background, I again gave it a light dab of Prima Wax (Rich Copper and Bronze Age), hand-stitching below it.

     To personalize it some more, I added his mom and grandma's buttons that I was lucky enough to inherit.

     Then I embossed the Postage Stamp onto black cardstock, cutting out the center, to frame a piece of white cardstock colored with sprays. I popped it up and added Prima's Patina Effect Paste to the chipboard numbers. The grid behind it was stamped with the Vintage Background Stamp and finished with Rusty Hinge Distress Ink. 

     To the edges of the base of the card, cut from black cardstock, I applied some Prima Rust Pastes, along with the brads on the wooden banner. TFL!


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