Vintage Halloween…

Love the set Greeting Card Kids! It just says “vintage”…and that’s the treatment this card got.


This card started with the Halloween image from Greeting Card Kids. I stamped it in Black Staz-On onto our awesome watercolor paper (item 122959). I then colored it with Stampin’ Up! Write Markers (I used Pumpkin Pie, Wild Wasabi, Rich Razzleberry, So Saffron, Old Olive, Basic Black, and Daffodil Delight). I then aged it by sponging Early Espresso on the edges and surface (my FAVORITE color to age cards). I also “doodled” some grass under the pumpkin, so it doesn’t appear she’s floating. 🙂

Then the building began! The middle layer is made of Chocolate Chip and Wild Wasabi. I used the distressing tool on the edges of both, before sponging with more Early Espresso. The paper layer is from the Spice Cake Designer Series Paper pack (item 124003). I aged it, using our new Simply Scored Scoring Tool (item 122334 – a MUST have!). I folded the score lines back and forth a little, to distress the paper and make the lines a little more pronounced, before sponging. The corners were punched with the Ticket Corner punch and the card stock layers were dressed with some Antique Brads.

The card base is Crumb Cake. I used the Simply Scored Scoring Tool again, this time to give the base a ‘frame’. This was then sponged with more Early Espresso.

The sentiment is from the Hostess set “Tagtastic”. Each sentiment is designed to coordinate with one of our punches! I thought the “Just for You” really had that vintage look I was going for, especially when stamped in Wild Wasabi onto Very Vanilla. I used the Extra Large Oval punch to cut out the sentiment, then aged with with more Early Espresso. This was mounted onto a piece of Crumb Cake card stock, punched with the Decorative Label punch (and sponged, of course!)

So, a lot of steps to this one. However, with all the great tools we have – like the scoring tool and the punches – it made this card quicker to put together!



Stamps: Greeting Card Kids, Tagtastic (Hostess)
Card Stock: Crumb Cake, Wild Wasabi, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, SU! Watercolor Paper
DSP: Spice Cake (Holiday Mini)
Ink: Early Espresso, Wild Wasabi, Black Staz-On
Markers: Wild Wasabi, Pumpkin Pie, Rich Razzleberry, Basic Black, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, So Saffron
Punches: Decorative Label, Extra Large Oval, Ticket Corner
Big Shot: Circles #2
Tools: Simply Scored Scoring Tool
Accessories: Antique Brads, Dimensionals


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