Sunday, 16 September 2012
Vintage Style Christmas Cards
I had an afternoon of making Christmas cards yesterday and decided to go down the traditional/vintage route instead of my usual cute style. Must say I'm pleased with the results, these cards are very grown up for me.
I was lucky enough to win the Penny Black challenge last month, the prize was a wooden Christmas stamp called "first day of Christmas ", this features in my first card.
I've stamped in green memento ink then added red promarkers and red gems. The papers are craft creation. The lace ,ribbon and twine from hobby craft, the wooden heart button from a local craft shop. Every thing has been given the warm vintage look by using Tim Holtz distress ink , brushed corduroy and the blender tool. To tie my bows I use a glitter girls bow maker.
challenges entered :
Penny Black Sept challenge : buttons and bows
Penny Black and more at Allsorts : Early Christmas
Stamping for the weekend : starting Christmas early
My second card , is still very vintage, I used a clear stamp, part of a Christmas set by inkadinkadoo.I coloured with markers. Papers and gems as above , all inked . The holly border is a martha stewart punch and the holly button from hobby craft.