Thursday, 7 January 2016

A Quick and Easy Vintage Card

Hello it's Elizabeth here with a tutorial for a quick and easy vintage card which can be in less than an hour.

I cut a  5 1/2"square from the Perfect White Stamping card then using a square die cut an aperture in the centre. I began by stamping out the tickets from the Grand Tour II set using the second and third generation, with Potting Soil Archival ink.

Building up the background with the map, postage stamps, post mark and butterflies in the same way.

Then I stamped the lady on the bicycle and the airship from the Grand Tour I with the first generation of ink, to get a darker impression, along with a couple of stamps and tickets to balance out the design.
I blended Brushed Corduroy Distress ink around the edges to give the frame some age, and keep the vintage feel.

Carefully using the frame as a guide I then stamped one of the sentiments from the Grand Tour II set using Black Archival ink directly onto the centre of a 6" square card.

I stamped around the edge of the card using the map stamp and second generation stamping with the Potting Soil ink, followed by Brushed Corduroy Distress ink around the edge.  I added the frame using foam pads along with a butterfly left over from another project, cut out from a scrap piece of Floral Fantasy Mixed Media Card Stack and painted with White Gee Sso Good.

See you soon
Elizabeth x


  1. Wow Elizabeth this is really awesome!

  2. Love this! The stamping is amazing!

  3. Absolutely beautiful. I love vintage in any shape or form. Hugs Rita xxx

  4. absolutely beautiful - i adore this - brilliant idea x

  5. Brilliantly done Elizabeth and absolutely perfect for posting! Jenny x

  6. Elizabeth I am in love with this project!!!

  7. Love the layered stamping on the frame - great vintage look.
    Alison x