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Tuesday Tips and Tricks: Vintage Style

Hi everyone!! Welcome to another edition of Tuesday Tips and Tricks. Today, I want to tell you the ways I vintage-ed up my inspiration project from the iCopic Weekly Challenge for this week.  Hopefully you can take away a trick or two from today's post and use them on your entry!

Let's get started!

Here's my card:

 I am not very good at vintagey distressed type of projects (I am more of a clean/bright type), but I gave it my best shot. Here's what I did to get that vintage distressed look:

I picked out some vintage style patterned paper from Simple Stories, which is now available at iCopic. This pack is called 25 Days of Christmas.

I used muted Copic colors to color in the stamp image, called Pickle with Sledge from Wild Rose Studio, and I based these colors off of the patterned papers I used. I wanted everything to flow. I used the following colors:

  • E40, E41, E42, E43, E44, E47, and E49 (for all the penguin fur, sled, fuzzy part of his hat, and ribbon on the presents)

  • YG93, YG95, and YG97 (for the presents and his scarf and hat)

  • Y28 (for his beak and feet)

  • #12 AtYouSpica Glitter Pen (Silver) for the metal parts of the sled.

Then as shown in the video, I inked around the edges of the Christmassy bingo paper and the image I colored.

To add a little more of a distressed look, I curled up the edges of the bingo paper and also of the scallop. Curled and crinkled paper always reminds me of vintage.

 Here is another close-up:

What are your best vintagey tips?? Share them below!

That's all for today, but Michelle will be back tomorrow with another project for ya.

Scrapmaster's Paradise


What a totally fabulously cute job! Love the papers with the image (or I should say the way you matched the image to the papers!) TOTALLY cute! TFS!

Wow, this is absolutely GORJUSS!!! Love the muted-ness to all of it - the image is colored to perfection and love that little bingo card!!!

love the vintage look, my favorite look, you did a great job..

I like it!
I also meant to thank you for sending the "bonus" along with the stamps I won from the blog hop!
Thanks Sami!
Cal in Hawaii

Great card, now I'm off to buy more Copic markers and Tim Holtz distressing ink and ink applicator. :)

I will have to try distressing the way you did it. I have been doing it backwards. I would drag the sponge toward the outside of the paper. :0)

So cute! I love this image - you colored him beautifully!

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