I have fallen in love with the phenomenal artwork of the ‘Countryside‘ stamp set (see below).
The vintage effect of this Soft Suede and Black card is simply done by stamping the truck in Soft Suede on ‘Naturals Ivory’ (#108849) cardstock and gently blurring some of the edges with an Aquapainter–that’s it. The dye ink will run easily with the water, so don’t get carried away!
The edges of each ivory cardstock layer is sponged with the Soft Suede ink and I sparingly used the ‘speckle’ stamp in to finish the job.
I had originally envisioned an entirely monochromatic card until I added the faux newsprint (Newsprint Designer Series paper #117116). I loved that, so I needed to work more black into the piece to justify the accent color (thank you Sr. Nishio, 9th grade art class) so I added the black medallion stamp (from the new ‘Artistic Etchings‘ set) and the scrap of torn black cardstock and of course the black speckles.
I found that it takes a surprising amount of time to make a card that looks like it was just thrown together, doesn’t it?
5 ½ x 8 ½ Naturals Ivory cardstock
2 ½ x 4 inch Naturals Ivory cardstock
2 x 4 Basic Black cardstock
4 x 3 Soft Suede cardstock
2 x 3 Newsprint DSP
Soft Suede ink, Aquapainter, Sponge Dauber™
Black StazOn™, Mini library clips (black), hemp twine
Square Lattice Embossing folder (#119976)
Sizzix Big Shot, Multi-purpose platform and pair of clear cutting pads