Wednesday, August 21, 2013

A Vintage Christmas Postcard

Hi Again Stampers! 

I am working on catching up with the Christmas cards for the CCC13 Splitcoaststampers Challenge and originally had hoped to enter the Just Add Ink JAI178 Just Add Snowflakes Challenge (but the JAI challenge is closed- oops! missed the deadline :-)).

Since I am making multiples, My Digital Studio came to my rescue (again)…

To create this card:

In My Digital Studio (MDS), open a blank 8.5 x 11 custom page and insert the Post Card stamp brush set ( I actually enlarged just a bit).  Add the desired images – I used the stamp and snowflake images from Old St. Nick, the tree line from Lovely As A Tree, the skaters from Winter Post and the sentiment from More Merry Messages.

To layer your images, insert a punch image (I used an oval behind the skaters and a circle behind the sentiment).  Re-size the punch to the size of your main image and fill the punch in with Whisper White.  Place your main image over the punch (it will disappear for a moment) and choose the option to bring your main image to the front. 

Click on the images and move as a “group” to the position on the postcard.

Print onto Crumb Cake cardstock, cut out and color using the Pool Party and Sahara Sand Stampin’ Write markers along with the White Gel Pen.  Create a few masks using Circle Punches to cover the images and add a bit of Crumb Cake and Soft Suede Classic Ink using Sponge Daubers.  

Distress the edges using the Distressing Tool along with sponging Crumb Cake and Soft Suede Classic Ink.  Add to a layer of Whisper White, attach the 5/8” Basic Black Satin Ribbon bow, distress again and add to a layer of Basic Black- repeat the Distressing.

Add a few Pearls to finish off the card.

Stamp Sets:  Post Card, Winter Post, Old St. Nick, More Merry Messages  (all MDS)

Ink: Printer Ink- Black, Stampin’ Write markers- Pool Party, Sahara Sand

Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Black, Crumb Cake

Accessories:  Distressing Tool, Sponge Daubers, 5/8” Basic Black Satin Ribbon (retired), Pearls, White Gel Pen

Now that I have the design finished, off to make at least four more :-) 

Thanks again for taking the time to stop by- have a wonderful Wednesday!! 


Jo's Lakeside Inspirations said...

This is so awesome and right up my alley for I love Vintage....Thank you for sharing such a lovely can be very proud as it is a real winner.....

Kellie Paxton said...

This is beautiful!

Kellie Paxton said...

This is beautiful!

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