Sunday, August 19, 2012

A Vintage Merry Christmas

Hi Again Stampers!

I had a few minutes this evening in my craft room and decided to create another Christmas card using the HSSTC131 Hand Stamped Sentiments Vintage Theme Challenge- if you have not already had a chance to do so, stop by their site to see the wonderful creations from their Design Team as well as the other entries.

Originally I had signed up for the Splitcoaststampers CCC12 Christmas Card Challenge with the goal to create 25 cards a month and I am extremely behind schedule.  I believe what is hampering my progress is the idea of duplicating 25 cards:-).  There are no restrictions that they have to be all the same design,  so for the next month or so, I am going to try to create 5-6 Christmas cards a week (possibly all different designs) and see if this is a better way for me to meet my commitment....there, I said it out loud so you can hold me accountable :-)

To create this card:

Stamp the focal image using Basic Black Classic Ink onto Whisper White cardstock.  Color the image using SU! Watercolor Pencils with the Aqua Painter and once dry, distress the edges with the Distressing Tool along with your fingernail.  

Use a Sponge Dauber to lightly sponge Crumb Cake, Soft Suede and Early Espresso ink to “antique” the image and “spritz” with the Soft Suede marker and the Color Spritzing Tool.  Mount onto Early Espresso cardstock and distress the edges to mimic the focal panel.

With the Big Shot™ emboss a piece of DSP and a small piece of Early Espresso cardstock with the Lacy Brocade Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder (I used a retired piece from this past year’s Sale-A-Bration "SAB").  Lightly sand the DSP with the Sanding Block to expose the white core.

Ink the interior smooth side of the Fancy Fan Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder and emboss a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock.

Assemble the back panel with the embossed pieces.  Add the Very Vanilla border cut with the Finishing Touches  Edgelits™ die,  string pearls, ½” Very Vanilla Seam Binding triple bow and punched oval with sentiment/pearls to finish off the card.

Stamp Sets:  Winter Memories, Bells and Boughs

 Ink: Basic Black, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Early Espresso

Paper: Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Early Espresso, Retired DSP (SAB 2012)

Accessories:  Big Shot™, Fancy Fan and Lacy Brocade Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folders, Finishing Touches Edgelits™, SU! Watercolor Pencils, Aqua Painter, Sponge Daubers, X-Large Oval Punch, Distressing Tool, Color Spritzer Tool, SU! Soft Suede Marker, ½” Very Vanilla Seam Binding, Pearls

Thanks again for visiting- I hope all of you have a wonderful week and God Bless!


ebeth9267 said...

Oh I just love all the fabulous details on your card. The greeting from Bells and Boughs is so perfect for a vintage Christmas card. Thanks for playing along with our challenge this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments. Smiles, Elizabeth

Erin Gonzales said...

WOW, your details and color is amazing! You did a great job!! Thanks for playing along this week at HSS!

Diane Vander Galien said...

Beautiful!!! Love the watercolor- just beautiful!!! Love all the texture!!! Perfect accents!! WOW!! Just Beautiful!!! Thanks for playing along with Hand Stamped Sentiments, Diane

Erika Clark said...

Vintage Christmas is the best! Love all the little pearls and all of the layering. Just like a Victorian scrapbook! Thanks for playing at HSS! Erika

Terry said...

Pretty vintage card! I love all of the details - embossing, bling, coloring, etc. Gorgeous!



inkedx2 said...

What a beautiful card! I love all the elements you have added and the embossing is great! So glad you played along with our vintage challenge this week.

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