How to create the vintage card from the PanPastel Masterclass

We love the vintage-style card by Brenda Brown in issue 103’s PanPastel Masterclass. The card has so many little details that make it really special, and the PanPastels create a gorgeous antique background effect. In this post, you’ll find the full shopping list and step-by-step instructions for this fabulous card.

You will need your basic card kit plus…
? White & brown card
? PanPastels – Permanent Green, Phthalo Green, Magenta, Permanent Red, Titanium White, Raw Umber, Bright Yellow Green Tint, Phthalo Blue Extra Dark & Sofft tools & sponges, from Your Creativity Store
? Glamour Dust glitter, from Crafts U Love
? Stampendous stamp – Music Score, from The Stamp Man
? CI stamp – 161, Miniatures mini image pad – People and Places 2, both from Crafty Individuals
? Studio 490 stamps – Collectable Art & Love to Make Art, Dylusions stamp – Basic Backgrounds, all from The Stamp Attic
? Movers and Shapers magnetic die ­­– Mini Cabinet Card, from Sizzix
? Memory Box dies – Cherry Blossoms & Meridian Border, Marianne Creatables stencil – Garden Branch, all from The Art of Craft
? Fresco Finish Paint – London Night, Snowflake, Crackle Glaze, from PaperArtsy
? Distress ink – Walnut Stain, from Ranger
? Lace flowers by The Funky Junkie’s Boutique on Etsy (subject to availability)
? Watercolour paper, fixative, sentiment, ribbon, mini tag, pearl gems, dictionary paper, gem buttons, paintbrush


Step 1
Using Sofft sponges, lightly blend Magenta, Permanent Green, White and Raw Umber PanPastels on to a 19.5x13cm piece of white card to create a vintage background effect.

Step 2
Using embossing ink, layer the different stamps over the card to create a collage effect. Gently dab Magenta, Permanent Green and Raw Umber PanPastels over the inks so that they appear darker. Spray your card with fixative.

Step 3
Die-cut the flowers from watercolour paper. Mix Magenta, Permanent Red, White and Raw Umber PanPastels on a mixing palette to create a ’vintage pink’ colour. Spray the flowers lightly with water and dab on the ‘vintage pink’ paint.

Step 4
Make up the 3D flowers, following this tutorial by Tim Holtz. Sprinkle the finished flowers with Glamour Dust and add a small gem to the centre of each one.

Step 5
Die-cut the cabinet card shape and paint it with London Night paint. Use a scraper to add a thin layer of Crackle Glaze and once it’s dry, add a coat of Snowflake paint. Gently apply Magenta, Permanent Green, White and Burnt Umber PanPastels around the edge with your finger.

Step 6
Tear out a strip of paper from a dictionary and blend with Permanent Green, White and a small amount of Bright Yellow PanPastels. Go around the edges with the Walnut Stain Distress ink.

Step 7
Die-cut the border using the Meridian die. Lightly edge the border using the Walnut stain Distress ink and attach them to the card.

Step 8
Cut two of the scalloped pieces from the die-cut border and use to create the circular embellishment. Attach it to the top of the cabinet card.

Step 9
Cut the image from the People and Places image pad and mount it on to white card. Distress the edges before mounting the white card on to brown card. Distress the edges again and then apply it to the centre of the cabinet card.

Step 10
Die-cut the leaves and blend with Permanent Green, Green, and Phthalo Blue PanPastels. Edge the tips of the leaves with distress ink.

Step 11
Lightly rub Magenta and White PanPastels round the edges of the card and also over the sentiment.

Step 12
Assemble the card pieces on a 20.5x14cm piece of brown card. Create the card blank by folding a white A4 sheet of card in half. Mount the brown card on to the card blank to finish.

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