Quick and Simple Vintage Card

I realized in writing this post that the word “vintage’ has a few different meanings.  I’ve seen it used to describe victorian and lace, while other times it is more rough and aged.  Or in this case, when I look at this card and think it looks more western or um..I don’t know… vintage?

Well whatever your definition, this is a fun and easy card that we made at my monthly meet and greet event.  Its quick too which is always a plus when you want to make a card but have a million things on your schedule.

For the stamping on the So Saffron cardstock, we used Versamark ink to give a subtle watermark image of the swirls from the stamp set Priceless.  I love using Versamark this way when I want to add pattern or just kick up some cardstock without having something too in your face.  We punched the strip of Chocolate Chip with the new  dotted scallop ribbon punch.  Add some Chocolate Chip sponging around the Very Vanilla piece and pop the matted, stamped image up on Stampin’ Dimensionals and you have a simple card with a lot of interest.

Tip: If you are going to round the corners of your card, you can put the corners of your closed card into the punch and punch away.  However, if you have more than two layers like in this card (where you have the Real Red for the back of your card, plus Real Red layered with So Saffron for the front of your card), you will need to punch the front corners separately from the back corners.  Ok, it is possible to punch it all at once, but it leaves dimples on your card back and is hard on your punch.

So, does this count as vintage?  I’d love to hear what you think of when you think of creating something with a vintage look!

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