Hi friends! Tonight we are going to make a vintage inspired card for mom. If your mother is not into cooking you could substitute the focal image for something more appropriate. I am using a digital stamp from one of my fellow designers at MyGrafico, it is from the Baking Utensil set from Lemon Elf Studios. There are so many unique designers at MyGrafico that you are sure to find something you like and since they are digital you can get them no matter where you live and they take up no storage space, yay!
I had wanted to test the cheaper cardstock I got at Target to see if it would blend well, it was not as easy to blend on as Neenah Classic Crest or PTI cardstock but I thought, you know what, people are more likely to have access to office supply store cardstock than expensive blending card so I decided to demonstrate how to deal with cheaper cardstock and still make it work. Watch the video to see how I colored the image and made the card:
- Choose papers and embellishments before you color because it is easier to match paper you have then to color first and hunt for matching paper.
- Use a thumb tack and mouse-pad to make the faux stitching if you do not have a piercing wheel.
- Layering colored pencils over markers looks great and can fix any blending problems.
- Use a sliver of cardstock instead of string in a button for a quick, yet realistic, look!
I hope you enjoyed this vintage inspired card. Head on over to MyGrafico to see all of the wonderful printable arts and crafts supplies available, you can even check out my shop while you are there. Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!