Hello crafty friends and welcome back to a new Scrappy Tails Crafts blog post! Today, I created a vintage Summer post card design to share with you!
I started by cutting a white panel to the same size as the new "A7 Aloha Tropical Leaves Cover Plate" die set (4.75x6.75') On it, I ink blended salty ocean, prize ribbon and villainous potion Distress Oxide inks. After it was dry, I splattered the panel with clean water, the same watered down inks and white and gold Distress paints. This will create that vintage look!
I also added a bit of texture by applying some Distress translucent crackle paste through the new Scrappy Tails "Aztec" 6x6 stencil.
I then die cut all of the pieces that I needed to build a flamingo from the new "Flamingo Pair" die set. There's two flamingos you can create from this set! I die cut everything from watercolor paper, and ink blended each piece using a mix of saltwater taffy and kitsch flamingo Distress Oxide inks.
Then, I die cut the leafy coverplate from the new "A7 Aloha Tropical Leaves Cover Plate" die set from watercolor paper. I ink blended the leaves with yellow and green Distress Oxide inks. I also die cut the word "Aloha" and its shadow die from the same die set. I used bundle sage and lucky clover for the tropical leaves and squeezed lemonade and fossilized amber for the script and the little flowers.
Once all of my die cut elements were dry, I paper pieced the flamingo and added the "Aloha" word die onto its shadow. The "Aloha" has a font that resembles a vintage post card. By angling the sentiment at the top corner of my card, I think I was able to achieve the vintage vacation post card look!