Vintage Elegance

Vintage elegance Heather Telford

Today’s vintage style card has a slightly different look to it because I gave the watercolour paper some colour before I began. While I was working with vintage photo ink and different stamps I just cleaned each stamp with a wet wipe. The wipe became quite ‘vintagy’ itself but before I threw it away, I tried wiping it across a piece of watercolour paper to see how much colour transferred. The result is the yellowed look on this card.

Vintage Elegance 2 Heather Telford

I let the paper dry completely before stamping the ‘Elegance in motion’ stamp in vintage photo ink. Once again I used the elegant writer pen but only on a couple of leaves. The rest of the colouring was done with a blue water colour pencil, a pale first layer then more intense details.

vintage elegance close up Heather Telford

I added some lines using the ‘library card’ stamp then splattered and blurred the stamping in a few places. I was happy to find some blue ribbon in just the right tone and some linen twine for a little accent on the side. You can find my earlier ‘vintage watercolour’ cards here:birdhouse, butterflies, tulips, jubilance, poppies.

Stamps: Elegance in Motion, Life’s journals (PB)
Inks:  Vintage Photo distress ink,Vintage Photo distress stain (Ranger) Elegant writer pen (Speedball)
Cardstock: Hot pressed Fabriano watercolour paper, brown cardstock, Neenah natural white cardstock
Also:  Albrecht Durer watercolor phthalo blue pencil (Faber-Castell), blue ribbon, linen twine

8 Comments on “Vintage Elegance”

  1. marleine1 says:

    One of the most beautiful cards I’ve seen in a while. Would be proud to put it on the wall. X

  2. Judith says:

    This is gorgeous. How clever to use the “wipe” to create the background. You are so creative!

  3. Lynn Leduc says:

    Love it.

  4. Ingrid says:

    Simply beautiful Heather! I love the look you achieved – I’m going to have to try ‘wiping’ my color on! 🙂

  5. M MacDonald says:

    Heather is really getting into the vintage look! She even added ribbon and a bow! M

  6. Pat says:

    Another really beautiful vintage card Heather, and such a pretty blue you have used. x

  7. WOW! SO beautiful with your vintage background. Who would have thought to clean the stamp on paper! Brilliant way to add subtle color. The painting on this is phenomenal! Gorgeous!!

  8. Lindsey says:

    I like this a lot! What a great idea to wipe the wipe, so to speak… I often end up with fun colours on mine as well.

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