Saturday, November 7, 2009

Vintage tutorial by Camilla

Hi, I am Camilla, the Norwegian DT-member of this wonderful DT! Today I will try to explain how I make a vintage-looking Christmas card like the one you can see above:)
The vintage style is very popular, and it is simply to make your card or project look old. You can often find distressed & inked edges, laces, roses, notepapers ect. on a vintage project.
Under here I have placed the most of the supplies for my vintage card. You can also find the recipe list at the end of this post.
First I start with colouring the image with Distress Ink, refillers.
I ink the edges, and use my distressing tool to give it an older look.
Then I have put Crackle accents on the image. Now it can lay and dry while I work with the papers.
I have punched scallops to the botton of the papers.
Then I gave them the older look with Distress Ink, vintage photo and ColorBox, dark brown.
And I use my Distressing tool.
Now the papers look like this:
Here is the notepaper. But I want it to look old!
So I curl up the paper:
Then I use a lot of ink on it!
Since it is a Christmas card, I want to have some gold on it. And use gold embossing on the edges.
With my heating tool:
Here are the embossed papers:
I use the stapling machine to fasten the lace.
Then I use my sewing machine to fasten the papers.
A peek on the card, when I am finished sewing:
Here I add some crackle paint on the image, just to make an old feeling, and a "snowy" look.
Now the card is almost finished, I just have to put on the embellishes like roses, feather and so on. Take a look under:)
Isn't the image just super cute!?!
Some closeups:
I have put vintage photo on the roses, then sprayed them with glimmer mist.
I have rolled up some of the notepapers aswell, and placed them together with the roses.
Under you may see the crackle accents on the image.
Hope you got inspired!!:)
Card Recipe
Whiff of Joy-Uru with bird by Norma Fickel.
Papers: Bazzill, red, brown.
Patterned Paper: Maja Design.
Colouring: Distress Ink, refillers.
Punch: Border punch from Stampin' Up.
Embellishments: lace, feather, metal-flowers under the red roses.
Flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts.
Techniques: Sewing with sewing machine, distressing edges with Tim Holtz distressing tool.
Other: Adding brown colour to the edges with ColorBox- Dark Brown, Distress Ink -vintage photo, Crackle accents, Crackle paint-picket fence, Glimmer Mist, staples.
The frames on my photos are made by


  1. Det finns inga ord att beskriva detta med, mer än att säga:
    Tusen tack för en maklös tutorial.
    Det är så bra förklarat och massor av bra tips.
    Allt blev så fint.
    Önskar dig en bra dag.
    Kramar Camilla

  2. Great tutorial. My attempts at distressing so far have not been very good so its nice to see how it should be done. Now I have a step by step guide I can have a play and it should turn out okay. Thank you, take care Ann-Marie xxx

  3. I do follow the tutorials but never think of commenting, I would like to say it looks fantastic im in awe, I will try that, I do like distressing but it is normally with ink, that little tool looks good. Many thanks for your inspiration. Christine x

  4. Vad du är duktig Camilla! Underbart att få en inblick i hur du gör dina underbara kort!
    Tack för tipset på din sida!
    Ha en skön helg, Annacarin

  5. Så flott en tutorial, her var det mye inspirasjon å hente. Det ligger jammen mye arbeid bak et sånt kort. Tusen takk for at du deler dine ideer med oss.

  6. Flott kort og tutorial!!! Så flott at du viser hvordan du gjør det hele!
    God helg!

  7. Absolutely gorgeous.

  8. Thank you for sharing your magic and secret of this fantastic crackle look with us!
    I love your style!

  9. I love vintage cards, this is a fabulous tutorial Camilla! hugs, jane xx

  10. Excellent tutorial, I loved it and very informative.
    Thanks for sharing
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  11. great to make vintage cards....
    xxx Margreet

  12. Så absolutt! Helt umulig å ikke bli inspirert av dette! Nydelig kort... og flott forklaring på hvordan du får til, alle detaljene! Tusen Takk! God Helg! :)

  13. Excellent tutorial...I too love to make vintage cards and this one is exquisite.


  14. Nice recipe and beauty card
    tanx for it by by tanja

  15. Fantastic tutorial!! Thank you so much!! Vintage is one of my favorite looks...but I haven't been able to achieve it yet!

  16. I absolutly love this card... and what an easy and great tut.. thanks for sharing :)
    hugs minxy

  17. A fabulous tutorial Camilla! I tried some of your tips myself :)
    Katharina xx

  18. It is a great card, with lot of techniques,
    we are going to follew all this tutorials from this blog and trying to make some of them.

    bye bye from marjan en ella

  19. Hi Camilla,

    so much thanks for sharing this. I love the way the image looks older.
    As a beginner in stamping, it is so worthy to me.

  20. Hi Camilla
    wow your tutorial is amazing! You've covered every step! Thanks for sharing!
    Your card is just stunning! Very beautiful vintage.

  21. This is so very very pretty! I love the stitching and the little bit of gold heat embossing and the image is absolutely gorgeous! Thank you for sharing! Warm wishes, Lesley

  22. i am astonished at the amount of work, the different techniques, the patience, the different products, the patience, the number of papers, the patience,...i am just astonished! and very impressed! gorgeous!


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