Father’s Day card – grungy vintage twist

Hello my friends, lovely to see you pop in. I have a Father’s Day card – grungy vintage with a twist mixed media design to share with you today. 

Father’s Day card – grungy vintage design with a twist 

The grungy vintage with a twist design is not a typical one that you would expect for a male card. It is grungy – a bit tattered looking edges, old map background papers and “dirty” textures. It is vintage – the stamped images and the Vintage Photo distress oxides definitely give it a vintage look. And the twist is the blue and gold metallic finish. See for yourself:

You may have seen it already

I made a similar card for Mac’s birthday and he loved it. And actually it turned out really nice and quite popular. So I thought it’s a good idea to try this design again and make a video. Father’s Day is coming so this should be a great project to try. It is quite light for a mixed media design. It does take a while to make – I sped the video up a bit not to get you fall asleep 😉

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So I hope you enjoyed it. If you haven’t done it yet, visit my YouTube channel and subscribe & hit the little bell so that you never miss my videos. And here is the front view on the card – no shine visible in the photo, unfortunately… But you can tell it’s a Father’s Day card – grungy vintage with a twist, right? 😉

If you find it challenging to come up with a masculine card that will NOT be dark and boring, you should read this article on Father's Day card - grungy vintage with a twist. Cards for men can be difficult, especially when we want to make something special. Click through to learn how you can make an awesome male card that is bright and vibrant, full of texture and dimension. #paperwishart #cardmaking #mixedmediacard #creativecardmaking #malecarddesign #youtubevideo

Supplies, supplies!

Here are the used goodies (click on the names to buy them – the shop will open in a new tab)

Craft card

Distress Oxides inks / Distress Oxides reinkers

Kraft card

Black card

Tim Holtz Thinlits Globe Mini cutting die

Map paper – World Travels – Craft Sensations design pad I got from a pound shop.

Metallic Paint Sticks

The stamps and cutting dies (gears and sentiment) – I honestly don’t know what makes they are. And I tried looking them up but failed. But if you know their makes, please feel free to post that in comments – thank you.

If you find it challenging to come up with a masculine card that will NOT be dark and boring, you should read this article on Father's Day card - grungy vintage with a twist. Cards for men can be difficult, especially when we want to make something special. Click through to learn how you can make an awesome male card that is bright and vibrant, full of texture and dimension. #paperwishart #cardmaking #mixedmediacard #creativecardmaking #malecarddesign #youtubevideo

Well, you can use ANY patterned paper you like and add layers of colours with distress oxides. A little tip – if you ink the patterned paper and splash it with water and repeat this a few times the look of the splashes will get better. Just make sure it’s dry before adding another layer. And don’t be afraid to experiment with wiping the water drops off / leaving them on to dry – you might be surprised with the results. And one more thing…

The devil is in the detail

Or so the saying goes. The detail here is what the twist is all about – adding a little golden shine to the grungy vintage design. For that it’s best to use paint sticks – trust me – the effect they produce is really perfect for this design. In fact it can be used for any other design if you want your background or image to have a grungy but rich kind of look.

If you find it challenging to come up with a masculine card that will NOT be dark and boring, you should read this article on Father's Day card - grungy vintage with a twist. Cards for men can be difficult, especially when we want to make something special. Click through to learn how you can make an awesome male card that is bright and vibrant, full of texture and dimension. #paperwishart #cardmaking #mixedmediacard #creativecardmaking #malecarddesign #youtubevideo

Well, that’s all for today. Oh, one more thing!

Have you seen my digital paper pack yet? If not, head over to my Etsy shop and grab one to get a bonus pack (and a total of 45 printable hand-made designs!) – this way you can show me your support and it really means a lot to me. And it hugely helps me with maintaining this blog 🙂 Thank you to those kind-hearted people who bought the papers – I look forward to seeing your creations with them!

Now that’s all, seriously! Thank you for reading and watching and see you soon! x

4 thoughts on “Father’s Day card – grungy vintage twist

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    1. Thank you, Gill! You should try dabbing golden paint stick to finish – it’s such a lovely effect that can be used on many projects 🙂 I know you will like it 😉 xx

    1. Thank you for watching, Clare! I really look forward to seeing your attempt at this one – I know you love distress oxides! 🙂 xx

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