Monday, 18 October 2010

Vintage Christmas Card

Hello Everyone

Today's post is one of my class projects for October - a vintage Christmas card. It uses the masking technique and the fir cone stamp from Lovely as a Tree to create the wreath.


I distressed the edges of the layers of cardstock and daubed with Soft Suede ink. The edge of the main card I daubed over the top with Champagne Shimmer Paint, to add some subtle sparkle.

The background is stamped with the ivy image from Vintage Vogue and the sentiment was stamped over the top in Versamark ink and heat embossed in gold. I love the addition of the tiny tag too!

I did two more examples for my class ladies to see. The first is the modern variation in Elegant Eggplant and the second is my traditional sample.


I think the purple one is my favourite - I'd love to know which one you like best?

8 comments:

  1. Love this idea, off to play with Pocket Silhouettes too!

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  2. These are fantastic and each one looks so different, love it, so creative.

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  3. these are lovely, I like the vintage one best, must give this a go x

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  4. I'm going to have to give that stamp another look! I love with you have created with it here!! What sensational holiday cards!!

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  5. I had no words.... I kept gazing at these pieces for a long time..... I kept explaining to my hubby about the cards..... Simply adorable.... I loved them all... All 3.... Three Cheers!!!!!!

    Ash....
    (http://hastkala-oceanichope.blogspot.com/)

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  6. Hard to choose... hmmm - The Real Red one methinks! Love it all. Clever lady!

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  7. Wow, I would never of believed that little stamp could do such an amazing job, absolutely gorgeous, I will be trying this idea, Thanks

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  8. I love these christmas wreath cards (the purple is my favourite - have I mentioned that how much I love purple lol). I never thought to use the dinky fir cone stamp like that, what a neat idea.

    Sara xx

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