I love Vintage Cards. They remind me of something you’d find in your Grandmother’s Attic and are a nostalgic peek into the past – Days Gone By. Distress Stain Sprays make creating a Vintage Project quick and easy. This card has lots of my favorite elements – plus a new found love…Altered Keys!
The top layer is SU! Very Vanilla Cardstock that was embossed using TH’s Postmarks Embossing Folder. It was sponged with Vintage Photo Distress Ink and then sprayed with Vintage Photo Distress Stain Spray and Brushed Bronze Distress Stain Spray. The edges were inked with Walnut Stain Distress Ink.
The key was glued onto a filigree embellishment that was decorated with Mini Pearls colored with a SU! Chocolate Chip Blendabilities Alcohol Marker. Charms were attached to the key using Jump Rings. The key was attached to the card stock with Glue Dots.
I created the keys above for an Altered Key Swap. It was the first time I had ever even heard of Altered Keys! It was both challenging and addicting. I used Distress Paints to age the keys and various embellishments to decorate them. Definitely try it! Once you get the hang of it, you’ll rummage through your stash and come up with all kinds of ways to create your very own masterpieces.
Crinkle Ribbon (love that stuff!) was dyed using Distress Stains – Vintage Photo, Antique Linen and Walnut Stain – and tied using the “How to Tie a Double Bow Using Your Fingers” Technique (You can see a Video Tutorial HERE).
Simon Says Stamp – Monday – Good Ole Days – (Vintage)
Simon Says Stamp – Wednesday – Anything Goes