Thursday, April 9, 2015

Vintage Card

I hope everyone is having a great Friday.  Today I wanted to share a vintage style card that I made using the vintage background SinCitystamp.  This background stamp is really cool and very fun to make a project with.  Check out the website for other great stamps as well that can be purchased at  I hope you enjoy this project and have a great Friday.
Supplies List:
  • facade (surface): Recollections brown kraft card and envelope – 5in x 6.5in (12.7cm x 16.5cm). Two sheets of Authentique 12in x 12in “Cherish Three” paper item # CHE003 and one sheet of manila card stock.
  • distress ink: gathered twig and walnut stain distress ink
  • archival ink: potting soil
  • teresa collins vintage finds brads
  • embellishments: metal corners, foliage, word band and jute string
  • idea-ology small chat stickers
  • adhesives: glossy accents, double sided tape and pop dots
  • tools: craft sheet, scissors, ink blending tool, paper distresser and sewing machine
  • stamps used: Vintage background (sc41)

Step 1: Let’s start out by taking the Authentique patterned paper and cutting this down to the desired size we will need to complete the card.  The “Cherish Three” is two sided and we are going to use each side to complete the base of the card. 
We will first take floral patterned side and cut our first size to 4.75in x 6.25in and then using the stripped side cut to a size of 4.5in x 6in.
Step 2: First we will take each cut piece of patterned paper and using the paper distresser rough up the edges.  Then edge off each side of the paper with walnut stain to dirty up the edges.
Step 3: Second take the cream card stock and stamp the vintage background on the card stock.  We will be using potting soil archival ink for this step (or any brown archival ink will do).
You will stamp the vintage background stamp twice (meaning on two cream card stock sheets). Then take one of the stamped images and cut out one of the stamped image (as shown below).

Step 4:  Now we will take the stamped image and dirty up the edges using gathered twig distress ink.

Step 5:  Our next step will be to attach the two patterned pieces of paper with the stamped image using double sided tape. Then apply metal corners to the background.

Step 6: Time to add dimension to our project.  We will take the second stamped image and cut out random boarder pieces. Then use gathered twig distress ink over the top of the items we cut out. To attach it to the background I used pop dots.

Step 7: We are now going to start adding in dimension to the card by adding some embellishments and brads.
Step 8: Using double sided tape we are going to attach this to the brown card stock.

Step 9: Now we will take Tim Holtz idea-ology small chitchat stickers and add word sayings to the card.
Step 10: Final step is to dirty up the edges of the card and we are all done.  Here is a picture of my finished piece.

Thanks for checking out this vintage card project and I hope you add this vintage background stamp to your stash today.  You won’t regret it.
Check out the store today there are such great stamps, stencils and products that you can chose from that will be great additions to your home.


  1. Gorgeous card, Trent! Love the dimension and all of your stamped embellishing!

  2. Love your work Trent.. I look forward to your Fridays.. great instruction and I love how you used the stamp.

  3. This is the stamp! I am trying to get more into card making and you have inspired me with this one.
    Good job...

  4. Very nicely done, love the vintage feel.


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