Saturday, February 8, 2014

Vintage Christmas Card



The TPC Studio stamp set was a gift several years ago.  This image I'd never used & it's one of my 2 stamps containing a stocking.   Teresa Collins Vintage Finds sheet of paper (got for a few cents when a store closed) was still lying near my table. In this case I'm glad I hadn't gotten it put away--how's that for justification?!  Anyway, I stamped & embossed the image on the paper using Versafine Vintage Sepia. The textured paper gives it this look. I distressed the edges & then sponged with Distress Ink frayed burlap.  I added a bit of fired brick around the stockings, bundled sage over the tree & victorian velvet around the girl.  A yellow gel pen was used on the candle flames & the star is covered with Champagne Stickles.  The left side of the card front is covered with the same beautiful paper & the right side is dry embossed with a Cuttlebug folder.  
Button & a twine bow finish it off.  What do you think?  I seldom go for a vintage look, but this was fun to put together for the Merry Monday challenge
The temp is up to 34 degrees, so I know the snow is melting even though there's so much we can't tell it yet. Hubby had cabin fever & actually drove the 4 wheel drive vehicle to the store--even though we didn't need anything!  I was happy to stay home making my card.  Hope you're enjoying the weekend--whatever you do.

24 comments:

  1. Love your split design background, Greta and those colors are so beautiful!

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  2. I think I love it! This card is a beauty. What a lovely Christmas scene.

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  3. What a pretty vintage-looking card!

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  4. AWESOME Card Greta!! I LOVE the Embossing and the shadowed and aged look you gave with the inking!! GREAT take on the challenge!! THANKS so much for sharing and have a Fabulous Weekend!! ;)

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  5. What a beautiful vintage themed Christmas card Greta! Love the pretty background!

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  6. A beautiful Vintage card Greta, the colours are beautiful as are the images.
    I love how you have split the design.
    luv
    irene
    xxxx

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  7. This is beautiful, I love the vintage theme and the colours are perfect....... great job! xx

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  8. So nicely done, Greta! Love the soft, worn colors and your card design.

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  9. this is absolutely amazing, greta!! the warm rich colors just make it glow!!

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  10. You did a wonderful job on this vintage look, Greta! Love the papers and how you've stamped on the DP! Love that twine bow too! Thanks for sharing this with us at Merry Monday!

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  11. Oh, my! How lovely this Christmas card is! Pretty soft colors and sweet image of little girl near the tree!

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  12. Your card is just stunning, Greta! Just beautiful vintage feel! LOVE it!

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  13. Beautiful vintage design Greta, love it!!!

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  14. Very pretty vintage design, Greta! I love the split panel in the background. Thank you for joining us at Merry Monday!

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  15. I really like your bow Greta and well done with the vintage style! Thanks for playing Merry Monday this week!

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  16. I love this vintage-style Christmas card, Greta! The colors are phenomenal. Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday this week xoxoxo

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  17. Gorgeous. Such a lovely vintage stamps and a gorgeous inky design!

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  18. I love how the image seems to reflect the light on the DSP that you used Greta, very crafty result. Beautiful vintage design and colours. Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday.

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  19. A beautiful vintage card, Greta - and again, you're dazzling and delighting with trying something new! Fabulous! Perfect for the challenges; perfect for making me feel all toasty and warm! Good on your husband for heading out for a bit (cabin fever...no fun!), but I agree with you: staying inside to craft is just my ticket! Hugs~c

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  20. Such a wonderful old fashioned look Greta! It's just charming!!

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  21. You should do vintage more often - this is gorgeous!

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  22. I agree with Trinh- you should do vintage more often! This has such a lovely warmth to it!

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