I made this card to enter into the Yesteryear Challenge over at Simon Says Stamp. Their challenges are so fun! Plus the prize is always a gift certificate to the store! I'm still hoping to win!
Now, I'm not a huge fan of vintage images, but I found some at Vintage Papergoods that are so pretty! And they're free!
I started the card with this Blackthorn image. The edges are inked and distressed to add texture. Next I matted a couple of patterned papers cut in circles behind the image. For interest, I added some faux stitching with a paper piercing tool and a dark brown marker. The rose cardstock is embossed with Tim Holtz's Collage Texture Fade. I sanded over top of the embossing and then sponged Vintage Photo Distress Ink over the whole thing. The edges were darkened with Walnut Stain Distress Ink. For added dimension, I inked up some Grungeboard leaves and spritzed them with Apple Glimmer Mist. The top leaf has Glossy Accents with a little glitter sprinkled on top.
I'll be away next week, so I'm not sure how often I'll be able to post, but I'll be back and crafting soon!
Have a wonderful day!