Kath says:

“With autumn fast approaching I wanted to create a stunning sepia look and challenged myself to achieve this using only one ink pad. Distress Oxide inks, with their unique fusion of dye and pigment ink and ability to react with water, are perfect for creating a tone-on-tone effect. The ink pad I chose to use for this project was Vintage Photo.”


Stamps Kath used...

  • Stampers Anonymous/Tim Holtz: Slate and Stone; Illustrated Garden; Flutter; Ponderings

Other materials...

  • Distress Oxide: Vintage Photo
  • Ranger: Glossy Accents
  • Tim Holtz Idea-ology: Quote Chips
  • Crinkle ribbon
  • Twine


Step-by-step… Vintage Stamping

1 Tap the Vintage Photo ink pad onto a non stick craft mat, spritz with water and colour watercolour card using a baby wipe. Dry with a heat tool.


Spritz the card with water, dry again and use a paper towel to absorb excess ink, creating a water droplet effect.

Ink Slate design with Vintage Photo Distress Oxide and stamp background. Use a Detailer Brush to activate ink and create shadows. Add splatters.

Ink the image from Illustrated Garden lightly and stamp three times across the bottom of the card.

Ink and stamp the sentiment three times using the Stamp Platform to achieve a much darker finish.

Stamp butterfly onto the card and again onto watercolour card. Colour images with the Detailer Brush, fussy cut and layer to create dimension.



To finish the project: Ink around the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Oxide using a blending tool and add twine and a bow, an Idea-ology Quote Chip and Glossy Accents to the bodies of the butterflies and flower centres.


This project first featured in the October 2017 issue of Craft Stamper magazine