- 1 sanding block: approximate size 3″ x 3/4″ x 1-1/2″
- 1 two-sided emery board: approximate size 4″ x 3/4″ 3
- 3 precision files: approximate length 5-1/2″
The Sanding tools are used to add a rough texture to paper or create a worn look on the edges. The precision tools fit into small areas like the inside of chipboard letters.
- 4 ink spots (Charcoal, Mahogany, Navy, and Tea Stain: approximate size 1″ x 1″)
- Flat stamp for applying ink: approximate size 1″ x 1″
The inks contain alcohol so they should not be used on scrapbook in projects. To get an aged look, it often works best to lightly spritz the paper with water which causes the ink to run an bleed a bit, giving a more authentic vintage look. Crumpling the paper or inking over a clear embossed image also creates a great look. That is what I did for this card.
- First, I cut the heart out using the Hearts Collection Framelits Die and the Big Shot.
- Then, I used one of the flower stamps from Mixed Bunch, inked with versamark and covered the heart with the design.
- Next, I embossed with clear embossing powder and used the Tea stain on the rubber stamp included in the Distressing Essentials kit to cover the heart.
- And finally, I simply adhered it to a very vanilla card base covered with a piece of Everyday Enchantment DSP (a freebie from Sale-a-bration!) and added a piece of my all time favorite pleated ribbon.
And that’s it, in less than 5 minutes I created a great card with a popular vintage look!