A blog devoted to the cards I make in my tiny upstairs space. When my sister stays there, she calls it an "artist's garret". I'm not an artist, but am an enthusiastic cardmaker - hence the title "Cardmaker's Garret".

Thursday, 31 January 2019

Looking Back

I don't do vintage style very often, but I do have one stamp I love and it is perfect for the Double D Challenge "Looking Back in Time".

To go with the old-fashioned image, I used vintage colours and some lace.

I stamped the image on watercolour paper with Distress Oxide Vintage Photo - I used the Oxide ink rather than the regular Distress ink as it gives a sharper image.

I pressed a few colours of mini Distress inks on a palette and watercoloured the image with them. The Vintage Photo from the original stamping blended in with them a bit, making the colours seem even more vintage.

I pressed some Vintage Photo on my mat, spritzed it with water, and ran some lace through it. It came out darker than I wanted but I went with it anyway.

I went over the snow on the umbrella and in the sky with a Quickie glue pen and then added Rock Candy glitter for a bit of subtle sparkle (sorry, I couldn't capture the sparkle in my photo).

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps - Crafty Individuals
Ink - Distress Oxide Vintage Photo, various Distress mini inks
Paper - watercolour paper, tan and PTI Vintage Cream cs
Size - A2
Accessories - SU lace, Distress Rock Candy glitter


  1. Beautiful Susan, love the vintage colour palate you used on such a pretty image :)

  2. Gorgeous vintage card, Susan. You have done this image proud! xx

  3. You nailed it! Beautiful vintage stamp and you brought it to life with your gorgeous watercolouring. xx

  4. Gorgeous vintage style card with a great image and love the way you did the lace too x.

  5. What a precious image! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Looking Back in Time’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

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  6. WOW, LOVE what you have created for our fabulous challenge this time of LOOKING BACK IN TIME. Thanks for your entry and good luck in the draw @ DOUBLE D
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  7. Oh, oh, oh! I love this! You did vintage beautifully, Susan, and that's such a darling stamp. I'm excited to see your card in our Double D challenge!


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