I haven't created a vintage collage card like this for a long time. I did the vintage bit the first time around, many years ago, and got sick of the browns. But inevitably things come full circle and what's old is new again!
I used this sentiment primarily because this is the wish for my nephew, who turns 19 soon - the world really is your oyster at that age, and I wish him the very best of everything in his life.
I found this piece of ancient K and Co paper in my stash and pieced it together for the background and used some other cream patterned papers to cover the joins. Maybe it is Life's Journey? I really don't know, but it has been in my cream scraps bag forever. I love it when I use these bits up!
I've used lots and lots of stamping and distressing with inks and coloured pencils. I am not primarily a stamper, but I love it when I get good use out of my stamps - I only buy ones that I think I will use over again. I also added some copper shimmer with Perfect Pearls mixed with water. I keep some of them in a Mini Mister - and just applied them here with a really thin paint brush.
Along with bits of patterned papers, I also keep scraps of Bazzill and use them up accordingly - they come in very handy for bits of stamping and die cutting. I overstamped onto the Kraft background and then further distressed for the vintage label behind the main journalling block.
I delved into my metals box, and found this little copper clip, perhaps its Karen Foster? No idea now.
Various patterned paper, including K and Co
Bazzill basics various
Simon Says Stamp Dark Chocolate premium ink dye
Colorbox chalk inks - various
Derwent Inktense coloured pencils
Perfect Pearls - copper
Stamps - Personal Impressions "London Sights", Crafts Beautiful free stamps - "Happy Birthday" ticket, Rubbadubbadoo "The World", PaperArtsy "Ephemera - Plate 2"
Copper metal clip
Almost there - card 13 of 30 in the stash busting mission ... thanks for visiting! :)