Tuesday, 5 April 2016

Vintage Travels

This is a card I made for my youngest daughter when she went travelling recently.  I  wanted to create a 'Good Luck on your Travels' card with a vintage theme so I mixed stamps from my stash, some I've had for years and some that  were bought more recently.  The newer additions to my stash are from Crafter's Companion and Sheena Douglass; Time Flies from the Times Gone By collection, and City in the Clouds from the A Little Bit Magical collection.  I used Distress Inks: Mustard Seed, Vintage Photo and Walnut stain, and Vintage Sepia Versafine ink.   To create the background panel I took a piece of white card and blended the DI's all over it.  I gave the panel a quick blast with a heat gun then used water to faux bleach it.  I then stamped the image of a map using the Vintage Sepia ink,  stamped several travel related words randomly over the panel and blended Walnut Stain DI around the edges.  I matted the panel onto dark card and attached it to the base card.  On another piece of white card I stamped several images in Versafine ink and heat embossed them in clear powder.  I used DI to colour the images before cutting them out, and added Glossy Accents to the compass and fobwatch to represent  the glass covers.  When dry I attached all the embellishments to the card with dimensional glue.  I then took a piece of acetate and stamped the word 'Journey' and heat embossed with gold powder before cutting it out and attaching to the card.   I really like this card, it has the vintage feel that I wanted and I like the 'old map' background panel.  


  1. This is a great card for your daughter. You really captured the feel of old postcards and the old style trunks people used. Love it

    1. Hi Birgit, thank you very much :) I wanted my daughter to take a bit of home with her on her travels xx