Sunday, August 1, 2021


 A new month has arrived and that means a new challenge from the Love To Scrap Challenge Blog.  This month's challenge is Old School (Back to School or Old/Vintage).

And here is the card I created:
I went with the Old/Vintage theme.  I am a homeschool mom, so my kids don't "go" back to school.  I guess I could make them first day of school cards, or something, but I don't.  Also, my brother-in-law turned 40 yesterday, so it's kind of a play on the Old theme.  (And I can say that because I am now over 40 myself!)  I created my own "papers" by spritzing some water color paper with water before stamping the images with Black Soot Distress Oxide ink and then spritzing with water again.  Some parts didn't run as much as I wanted and some ran too much, but I guess it adds to the vintage look.  I made sure the panel was dry before stamping the script in a pale red.  His favorite color is red and I thought it added a little something without taking away from the vintage feel.  Then I blended around the edges with some Old Paper Distress Oxide and some Creamy Caramel SU! ink.  I did the same steps with the striped panel, except I didn't add any red.  I die cut my clock face, which is also vintage looking, along with the hands.  After die cutting them, I sponged on a little bit of light turquoise and copper metallic guilding pastes to give a verdigris look.  I finished it off with a stamped sentiment and some copper mini brads.  You can see the clock hands a bit more in the photo below.
Thanks so much for stopping by!  Head on over to the LTSCB blog to see what the rest of the team has created and to get the full details of the challenge.  Then get inky and play along with us; I can't wait to see what you create.

Stamps: Papertrey Ink "Damask Designs", "Distressed Stripes" and "Hands of Time"
Dies:Papertrey Ink "Hands of Time"; MFT "Blueprints 13" stitched rectangle

The Paper Shelter--anything goes
Word Art Wednesday #502--anything goes with uplifting sentiment
Crafty Sentiments--anything goes
Lil' Red Wagon #612--Bette Davis Eyes (anything with a face--( I have a clock)
Aud Sentiments #280--anything goes
Krafty Chicks #570--anything goes
Cut It Up #231--create your own background paper
Cardz TV #146--anything goes
Sketch Saturday #671--any past sketch (I chose #498, but flipped it to the other side)


Billie A said...

Love your card. Awesome dies, colors and design. Thanks for sharing over at Aud Sentiments, Crafty Sentiments.

Cut It Up Challenge Blog said...

What great techniques! I always enjoy learning something new. I love how you personalized this card for your brother-in-law. It's lovely, and he'll surely appreciate your attention to detail.

Thank you for Creating Your Own Background Paper for our challenge at Cut it Up!


Kate said...

Such a striking card!! What a wonderful way to celebrate your brother-in-law’s 40th!!

Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon this week!

Small Bits of Paper

Dena J said...

This is very lovely! I love the theme and colors you chose in crafting the background. Thank you for joining us at Sketch Saturday this week.

Glittered Paws said...

Wow what a great card - truly vintage. Love the clock.

Leanne said...

Great card, I like the stamping and the clock, awesome job!

Thanks for playing the challenge this week at Krafty Chicks Challenge!

Leanne DT/KCC

Treva said...

Nice card and your background came out great; I'm sure the recipient will love the card.

Thank you for joining us at Cut it Up for our create your background challenge.


crafty said...

A lovely card. Thank you for joining in the Aud Sentiments challenge and hope to see your lovely work again.