Retro Cabinet Card by Katy
I want to quickly talk you through how I coloured the image, creating this vintage tinted look.
1) Stamp your image onto GLOSSY card with permanent ink (StazOn or Archival). You must use glossy for this technique to work and you must also allow the ink to dry completely - I'd recommend heat setting it to be totally sure it's 100% dry.
2) The key to this technique is to work quickly without much hesitation as you need to move the ink around before it dries. Using water-based markers (I used Distress Markers) scribble all over a particular area with a chosen colour - for example I used Tattered Rose on the faces. Quickly wipe over the colour with a piece of kitchen roll or a soft cloth. Some of the colour will adhere to the card but most will be removed giving you a very soft effect.
3) Repeat step 2 to build up colour depth as shading as desired, wiping the ink with a clean piece of kitchen roll each time. Simple as that!
The cabinet card (Tim Holtz die) is decorated with Tim Holtz papers and embellishments and I finished it by stamping the Rubber Dance quote, cutting it into pieces, and using it to frame the focal image.
I used the gorgeous Nostalgic Couples set for this project (the stamp of the couple - called Retro Couple - is also available as a single).
Hope you like :)
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And yes, what a relief from Santas!!!