Sepia card | how to get this look!

Today I am back with a sepia card! I am going to show you how to get this vintage look by using distress oxide inks and how to color your images looking sepia with your alcohol markers.

sepia card

For my focal points such as the hot air balloon, the clouds and the banner I used the “Across the Miles” ( SBC | SSS | BLT ) stamp set by Waffle Flower. And although it looks as if it’s made for creating cute and bright cards, here is how it can work even for vintage looking ones!

sepia card

For getting that vintage look I used lots of Distress Oxides Ink in “Vintage Photo” ( SBC | SSS | BLT ) and I used 3 specific colors of my alcohol markers to color all the images. A tip on getting this sepia look when coloring is to work on kraft colored cardstock. I used Neenah “desert storm” Paper ( SSS ) which does not bleed when you work on it with alcohol markers.

sepia card

You can enjoy the video below or at my YouTube channel

Supplies:

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19 Comments

  1. Barbara Schatzmann said:

    Woah! This is gorgeous! Soo Beautiful!!

    July 12, 2017
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  2. Teresa Bullias-Stevens said:

    I love this card! The sepia effect is stunning!

    July 12, 2017
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  3. Karen Andrianatou said:

    Vicky
    Just loved this beautiful sepia look…Very vintage!!! Loved how you so effortlessly brought this whole look together!!

    July 12, 2017
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  4. Ecila Grove said:

    Thank you for sharing this tutorial , so pretty .

    July 12, 2017
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  5. Nicely done, I love this vintage look. Thanks for another great video.

    July 13, 2017
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  6. Teresa Doyle said:

    I absolutely LOVE this card. The Oxides really give this a vintage feel. So beautiful!

    July 13, 2017
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  7. Valerie Breingan said:

    I love the sepia look.This is a Fab card Vicky.Well done.

    July 13, 2017
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  8. Debbie Fricke said:

    I just love this card, Vicky. Thank you so much for all the tips! I have a friend who’s turning 80 (a guy) soon and I want to make a special card for him. Watching your video gave me some creative and different ideas on doing a masculine card for someone turning 80. So glad to know I can use the “old fashioned”(!!) distress vintage photo ink for this as I don’t have any of the oxide inks yet.. THANK YOU!!!!! I don’t have alcohol markers (yet!) so I’m going to play with using prisma pencils and see what the look might produce. Hmmmm.

    July 13, 2017
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  9. Carolyn said:

    Lovely sepia look. Very classy and professional looking.

    July 13, 2017
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  10. Roxanna W said:

    That was cool! Thanks Vicky!

    July 13, 2017
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  11. June S. said:

    Love the sepia look! Everything came together so beautifully! thank you for the idea

    July 13, 2017
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  12. sue washburne said:

    Beautiful card! Thanks for sharing. I have this stamp and die set from Waffle Flower and have been enjoying it. Now I have another idea to try! 🙂

    July 13, 2017
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  13. Jules said:

    Beautiful card and one I intend to re-create with Distress inks (no oxides in my stash). I would love to know what you think of the Nuvo shimmer pen. My Wink of Stella is almost dry and it looks like the Nuvo pen has more shimmer.

    July 14, 2017
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  14. Shari A. said:

    So beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing. 💗💗💗

    July 14, 2017
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  15. Hannah Means said:

    Beautiful card. Great tips! Thanks, Vicky!

    July 15, 2017
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  16. Vintage is usually not my thing but I love this card! That background paper is awesome. I wish it wasn’t discontinued! I think it was so creative to bring in the blue on the inside piece, it really makes it pop. All around awesome card.

    July 17, 2017
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  17. Linda M said:

    Really love this look! Going to make a B -day card for a brother whom I will be visiting soon. We live on opposite coasts. So appropriate..

    July 19, 2017
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  18. patti golub said:

    NOT FAIR I LOVE THAT PAPER.!!!!!!!!

    July 28, 2017
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