When working on layouts with old photos, I often grab my Gold Glimmer Blingz. It really adds to the vintage feel of a page. This is a picture of my mom and dad sitting in front of the fireplace with my grandparents (my mom's parents) in 1962, the year after my parents got married.
Yep . . . hanging out with the in-laws. I wonder what they were talking about that day . . .
To give the plain chipboard alphas a vintage look, I painted them with Gold Glimmer Blingz and then I inked the edges with brown ink:
Have a wonderful day!