Monday, July 25, 2011

A Multi-Layered Vintage Christmas Card

The last of the multi-layered Christmas Card which were part of last Saturday’s Christmas Card Stamp Class has a vintage theme!

For this card, we used the lovely wreath image from the Welcome Christmas stamp set, along with the Petite Pairs stamp set.  Petite Pairs has quickly become everyone’ favorite!  With all-occasion greetings for both inside and outside of the cards, it was a must have on my first order from the 2011-12 Idea Book and Catalog!

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LOVE the texture, don’t you? Both square lattice and finial press textured embossing folder were used on Naturals Ivory card stock.  We used a sponge dauber and Crumb Cake Classic ink to lightly color the embossed images so they really pop!

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New Product alert:  Mini Brads!  Using a mat pack and paper piercing tool, we only skipped one hole of piercing for placement of the tiny brads.  Everyone was amazed at the long legs on the brads… these guys are tall but not small!

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After stamping Naturals Ivory Card Stock with the wreath image from the Welcome Christmas Stamp Set and Always Artichoke Classic Ink, we punched it out with a 2-1/2” circle punch. 

“Merry Christmas” from Petite Pairs was then stamped onto the center of the wreath with Cherry Cobbler Classic Ink, and then edges were colored to match.  The Cherry Cobbler Ink is quite intense, so we chose to use a Real Red marker to color in the berries.vintage, Christmas, Well Worn, Welcome Christmas, Petite Pairs, Embossing, Big Shot, Sharon Field, Created By You The wreath was then topped off with a double loop bow, with proper tails which was made with Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding.

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Well Worn Designer Series Paper, distressed and masculine in patterns worked well as a colorful accent on the card.  An open Scallop Border punch trim was also added beneath the Always Artichoke layer.

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To balance the card, three more tiny mini brads were added to the lower right corner of the card too.

Hope you enjoyed today’s Vintage Christmas Card, tomorrow I’ll have a NEW Color Challenge from the Utah Divas International Design Team hope you’ll check it out and play along with the team!

Hugs,

Sharon

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2 comments:

Patti said...

Awesome card. The colors, the design, the embossing - everything works together to make a stunning card.

Fran Bosse said...

Beautiful Christmas card Sharon!!thanks for sharing.