If you're like me, then you are inspired by all things vintage. There is something about the muted colors, the tattered edges, and the imperfections that are, well....perfect! I wanted to recreate that vintage look when making this Halloween card.
Now, I didn't dare want to alter this original postcard so instead I scanned it and printed it onto cardstock. Then I used mod podge to add a protective coating and to prevent any ink bleeds. After the mod podge dried, I mixed a few drops of white paint with water and added a few thin coats over the postcard wiping off with a towel after each application. I was really surprised at how quickly this dried and I love the soft muted effect it gives. I will definitely try this technique again!
The layout of this card is really simple. I laid down my background paper, then adhered my postcard, a strip of vintage lace and cut out a scalloped black border to adhere on the bottom. For my last detail, I tied an orange satin bow, added a vintage pale blue button and two orange sewing pins.
Now, I hope you're inspired to create your own vintage card! If so, send me a link - I'd love to see it!