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Simple Vintage Essential Cards

Hi everybody,

I hope you all are doing good this Sunday Morning. Today I am happy to share with some easy cards but with some really fun techniques you can do that make your cards look fantastic. 

Here is the step-by-step video tutorial I did in case you want to follow along and see more details.

To create these cards I used scraps from the Simple Stories Simple Vintage Essential Collection along with the some of of the elements inside the Scrapbooking Kit Club for July.

I did 2 cards for you today so let's start with the beautiful Celebrate card. The first card you will need a piece of your pattern paper measuring at 7 3/4 x 4 3/4 inches and your second piece of pattern pattern paper measures at 3 3/4 x 41/2 inches. Below is a photo of what you'll to create this card. 

Next you're gonna fold the large piece measuring 7 3/4 x 4 3/4 inches in half this is your base card. I distressed the light light brown piece of paper and inked the edges of all my pieces for this card using black ink and vintage photo distress ink. For the book page piece I tore the edges, lightly sprayed with water and crumpled up and inked with vintage photo ink. Once you adhere down you use your fingers to rub off some of the paper on the right side edges and down at the bottom to create a worn look. Take your ink and rub some ink on the edges lightly. 

Next we use our rub on numbers on the right hand side.

Next we peel off the numbers carefully and add adhere an ephemera piece from the paper collection kit. 

Next we add our flowers and layer them one on top of the other one. I did cut the leaves off and adhered them around the flowers. I added the sentiment across the top of the flowers. 

Card #2. 

We start off with black cardstock measuring 8 1/2 x 7 inches fold in half. The pattern paper is from the scrap pile and measures 4 x 6 3/4 inches. In the photo below I am distressing the sides and inked the edges with black ink.

After inking the edges fold pattern paper in half and in the middle where the fold is cut down 2 1/4 inches. I also added doily that is cut in half and inked. 

Once this is cut roll the flaps down ( as shown below) you can use a pencil or pen to help get the paper started to roll. 

Next adhere the pattern paper down to card base. Place the doily inside the card on the left side. Adhere down the flaps. (as shown below)

We are gonna start on our chipboard clock found inside the July Scrapbook Kit. First we gesso the clock with clear gesso. Let dry for a bit.

Next I added a few drops of the Botanical Stain Woad Blue to the chipboard clock, then added Tumble Glass Distress Ink and added more of the Woad Blue on top of that. I mixed around with the fingers and added some the Marigold Botanical Stain and last added just a few tiny drops of the Black Bean. These Botanical Stains can be found in the Mixed Media Kit for July. I really like how the clock turned out it had a bit of a green blue tint which was so pretty. 

Applied Marigold Botanical Stain.

Applied Black Bean Botanical Stain 

Here is the finished clock. I did go around the numerals with a black pen to make them a little darker. I added a clock arm from my stash. 

Next I placed the clock inside the card added the flower in the middle. 

I added the rest of the flowers and some ephemera pieces behind the flowers. The black piece from the ephemera packet I placed foam tape behind so it would add bit of a lift so it wouldn't look so flat. I then found an ephemera piece and stamped "To Someone Special" on it. 

Placed some foam tape on this sentiment I stamped and adhered down. 

Here are both cards we created using the July Scrapbook Kit. I just love how they turned out. 

Thank you all for joining me today. Please take a look at the video tutorial above for any further instructions. Head over to the Tres Jolie Store to look at this months Kits. I have all of the information below for you to join us on our social media. 

Take care

~ Debbie


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