Graphic Fairy and thought it would be fun to see if could create cards with them. I love the soft colours and the beautiful edges. I had also wanted to try my hand at creating my own "washi tape" so I decided to combine them into a vintage card. I went looking for a vintage ledger paper graphic or something similar to layer my image on. Not happy with much of what I found I asked my DH if we had any fullscap, which I intended on aging. As it turns out, we have a stash of fullscap and some near the bottom of the pile was nicely yellowed and perfect for these cards. The fullscap is vintage!! Probably from our high school years!! I scanned several pieces before I used it, in case I ever need it again - I will be able to print my own. Once cut to size for backgrounds on a black card front I stamped them in light ink to mimic old faded handwriting - really happy with how that worked out. Then to complete the look I needed some old looking tape so I created my own vintage looking washi tape using white paper tape. I will include more info in my next posting. To finish off my card I wanted a bit of a Victorian greeting but had nothing that would really do, so again I decided to create what I needed. Combined some neat fonts with some scrollwork graphics from my clipart and I had some Victorian greetings I was happy with. Now, to get them onto the paper without it looking like they had been added. I eventually decided to create some vellum stickers which did the job very nicely!! Check out my next posting for more info on how I did that!!
So in the end, some vintage looking cards that I am happy with!!