Monday, March 15, 2021

Vintage Inspired Greeting Card

Hello! We have a new challenge at Incy Wincy Designs. The theme is Steampunk / Vintage. Our sponsor for this challenge is The Paper Shelter. 

I printed the image on Canson Watercolor paper. I colored the image with Altenew Woodless Watercolor pencils. The set does not have a flesh for coloring skin tone. I am amazed on how I was able to come up with the skin tone by applying a pink under tone, then adding a diluted Sicilian Amber on top of it. Very nice! 

I fussy cut the image leaving a white border around it. Yes, I also fussy cut the inside of the frame. You do need a sharp, pointed scissors for this. I added a touch of steampunk to this card by cutting gears using the Cricut Imagine. I adhered it to a patterned paper to create a backdrop for the image which you can kind of see in the close up image below.

I am using a vintage patterned paper from my stash. I die cut a diamond frame and a diamond shape. I created strips, punching it with a lace border punch. I heat embossed the sentiment using Simon Says Stamp Rose Gold embossing powder. The sentiment is from Mama Elephant Everyday Greetings stamp set.

I inked the frame, die cut and the strips for a more vintage look.

I adhered this to 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" patterned paper. I adhered the digital image with foam adhesive. I added  some shimmer and Nuvo drops which unfortunately cannot be appreciated in the picture.

Thank you for visiting my blog. I hope to see your creations in the challenge blog. Have a blessed, brilliant and creative day!

Maria Giselle B.

I am sharing this creation at

1 comment:

  1. Maria your card is lovely. It has a Gatsby feel. Your colouring is superb. Thanks for sharing with us at The Paper Shelter challenge. Good luck with your entry! Patsy DT