Vintage layers

Today’s cards developed bit by bit over a week or so. I worked on flower panels one day, middle layers another day, let them sit a few days, searched for ribbon another day and finally a week later put them together still adding stamping, splattering and blending right up until I called them finished!

I featured the silhouette floral stamps from the new Darkroom Door ‘you are everything’ set. There are four floral stamps along with eighteen word stamps I mentioned in a previous post. The flowers above are stamped on cold press watercolour paper with papertrey inks. I used pale peony and pure poppy on the petals and olive twist on the stems. I spritzed lightly before stamping then blended further with a paintbrush on the paper. I used the same technique on the purple flowers in the second card but worked on hot pressed watercolour paper.

For the vintage and collage details on the card I above I used olive twist and fine linen inks to add painted areas, stamped text, splatter and blending with a brush.

The flowers above are stamped in pale peony, royal velvet and olive twist and I stuck with fine linen and royal velvet as the inks on the layered areas also.

I’ve listed all the stamps I used to add texture and interest to the floral panel and the layers underneath. You can see some of my favourite ‘filler’ stamps including French script and global postmarks. I also splattered water and white paint for some watermarks and subtle blots!

To finish both cards I punched a couple of holes in the top to thread some fabric through. I didn’t have a cream silk or sheer ribbon so I ripped some strips of what might be silk but I can’t remember. The ripped edge worked fine with my vintage layered look.

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12 Comments on “Vintage layers”

  1. PaperMorePaper says:

    The time these cards took, shines all over them……they are fabulous!

  2. Jo Ann F. says:

    I love your soft vintage cards.

  3. Gorgeous, love the layers of stamping!

  4. nancystiz says:

    These are outstanding! I studied those layers for such a long time. What a fabulous vintage look you achieved. I suspect I will be shopping for these stamps very soon.

  5. Pat says:

    The vintage layered look is really wonderful on these two cards Heather using lots of gorgeous DD stamps, and I love the beautiful colours and the spritzing and stamping gives such a soft and pretty look, and the layers look wonderful too, also the ripped fabric bows on each look great. x

  6. swanlady21 says:

    Love seeing these silhouette flowers again … makes me want to use mine now. Especially love the first card.

  7. Carole B says:

    gorgeous layers!
    can’t find in stamps listed the random words having to do with nature.
    one stamp? several combined?

  8. Bonnie says:

    I love the vintage look of both of these, Heather! I love the pop of color with the distressed backgrounds! Very nice!

  9. Loll says:

    Two gorgeous vintage style cards Heather. Love the layering of your offset panels. Gorgeous colour and so much visual texture from your “filler” stamping. I have to check out that stamp set!! 🙂 xx

  10. Rose Guerin says:

    Oh my, I love these flowers they are so amazing I need to learn how to do these. Your work is marvelous..


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