Friday, December 18, 2009

Vintage Christmas Card Tutorial!

For those that have notice I love old dictionary pages and incorporate them often in my projects. In October I made a series of Seasonal Cards for a class at the Scrapbox and the one made on the vintage dictionary text paper was by far my favorite one. Here is a different version of the one created for the class but with the same steps.

Here's a little step by step to help you recreate this vintage looking card.

1. Glue down the dictionary paper to thick cardstock or chipboard.

2. Use white Gesso to cover the text and leaving some areas partially covered; leave to dry. If you wish to speed up the process use your heat gun.

3. Select your stamp I used the Tim Holtz U2-1106 Holiday Collage
Stamp the image with Ranger Jet Black Archival Ink and heat set.

4. Having the Gesso applied that leaves all your image white to color...the Santa beard is white, therefore no color to apply!

5. Color in the colors you wish to apply (I did the hat, coat and berries in red, the holly leaves in green and his skin color) and leave to dry.
6. Add a special touch by using Stickles for some glimmer and shine! Distress Stickles are also perfect for the leaves with the tinny mica, it's soft and iridescent.

7. Once completed, use an ink applicator and Distress Tea Dye ink to cover the contour of the Santa image to give back that vintage look. Cut the portion need and distress the sided with a paper Distresser and add a darker shade of brown (I used Brushed Corduroy) on the sides.

8. Tie a bow with mix colored twine, secure it with the Tiny Attacher staples and it ready to set on card base.
Et voilà!
Previous post still open - 20 minutes to go and then I will draw a name for the goodies from my Etsy store!
Stéphanie xx


Louise Dubord said...

Gorgeous! That was my favorite card! Love it. XX

Mellisa said...

I agree with Louise!

Kataroo said...

Fantastic TUT :) Like toot :) he he he

Rachel said...

OH STECHIE .. this is wonderful!