Vintage look with the right color

Hi Everyone,

Happy Friday!

I am still feeling the excitement of CASology Week 135 - MINI challenge and here is another card I made that has a very different feel from the last submission.

I wanted to make it very vintage looking for this card by using the right color and water, just these two items!

Anyway, I got the suggestion of using Wild Honey from Tim Holtz Distress Markers for the background from my Instagram friend, Kymona and I really wanted to try because she is such a creative and talented lady in playing with colors and stamps!

So, here is my creation!

Using Lawn Fawn LF320 Hello Friend clear stamp set, I stamped this sentiment using Versamark Watermark ink and embossed with Ranger Foam White embossing powder.

I deliberately chose a stamp that has a large area to emboss to white so it will still retain as much white space for a CAS look.

Next, I wet the area surrounding the sentiment with water using a big paint brush.  I transferred some Wild Honey Distress Marker using a wet brush and dab it around the sentiment to let the color spread naturally.

I heat set it slightly just to get the ink to dry up a little but putting extra care not to over heat the embossed white area.

To make that little white dots, you can either use Copic colorless blender to dot it as it will kind of bleach the distress ink and it will give a very clear dots.  But I decided to go with the technique of sprinkling small dots of water over the yellow, let the water sit for a while and just place a tissue over to absorb the excess water.

That gives a much more misty look, which I really prefer it for a vintage and worn look.

I hope you like this card.  One stamp, one distress marker, that’s all you need!

Tools and Supplies

  • Lawn Fawn LF320 Hello Friend clear Stamp
  • Versamark Watermark ink pad
  • Ranger Foam White embossing powder
  • Tim Holtz Distress Markers - Wild Honey

Submitted to the following challenge(s)



  1. KreativeKymona says:

    Hey Ren!! Your totally awesome. Thanks for the shout out!! I love Wild Honey. Its such a pretty color. You could go vintage with it or you can go bright with it as well. Your card is amazing. I love how that color brings out your sentiment. Beautifully done! Thanks for playing along with us this week at CASology.

    • Ink A Paper says:

      Hi Kymona, yes! I noticed that little brightness it exudes and will definitely try it out too! Thank you for sharing and leaving a message.

  2. hazelhodgkins says:

    Ren, this is a really clever effect, and so fantastic that you were inspired by Kymona also! She is a great talent, I totally agree! :-) I also like how you created your spotty background! Lovely one-layer card! Thanks so much for playing along again this week at CASology!

  3. wienerhoneymooners says:

    So soft and cute!!!!! Sweet colors!!! Thanks so much for joining us in the MINI challenge at CASology

  4. Daisies Girl says:

    I am impressed with how cool and chic this looks!! You really did a great job with the cue over at CASology - saw you in the link-up!!! Fascinating card!!!
    Taunya Butler

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