Tuesday, July 4, 2023


Today is the Technique Tuesday Blog Hop at Crafty Collaborations and our Theme is "Vintage".

I'm not sure if my card would be classified as vintage by some as it may not have enough grunge and torn edges, but there is something about the background colors and design that reminds me of my childhood. (I think it was a comforter in my bedroom.)  So, since I am old enough to be considered "Vintage", this card must be vintage, too.

The technique that I used for the background on this card is called Debossed Inky Resist, and I think that anything that includes the word "inky" to describe it can certainly qualify as vintage.

This is a really fun technique that makes beautiful backgrounds for your cards.  I shared the technique on YouTube in the Premier of my Learning with Friends series.  If you missed it and would like to see how to make a Debossed Inky Resist background, you can watch the video below.

Although this technique can be a little messy (your fingers will likely get inky), it is a lot of fun.  I love techniques where you never know exactly how something is going to turn out!

Once the background was finished, the rest of the card could not be easier.

I used the Earthen Texture bundle to stamp the flowerpot with Calypso Coral and then quickly die cut the fan and two ferns.  The "fan" is cut from the Pretty Peacock design in Earthen Elegance Designer Series Paper.  One fern is cut from foil and the other is cut from Pecan Pie cardstock.  

The Wavy Jute Trim which is part of the Earthen Elegance Suite was wrapped around the Debossed Inky Resist background a couple of times to complete the card front.

When I made my Technique background sheet, I made it a little larger than I needed, so once I trimmed it to the desired size a had a little strip leftover to trim the inside of the card.

If you would like a written tutorial for today's card, you can use this link do download a free copy.

Now, I hope you will continue to hop along with the Crafty Collaborations Team and learn some more fun techniques.  Enjoy!

Refer to the Product List below to see all products used on today's card.


  1. Love the colour palette you have used for this pretty card Pat x

  2. Beautiful background and a great technique TFS!