Wednesday, 9 December 2009

Vintage Christmas

Hello Everyone,
I've at last managed to finish my entry for the Play Date Cafe with the colours red, green and white. As it also fits the Lots to Do theme of snow, I am entering it in that one as well. I couldn't resist using a gorgeous vintage image of a little girl with a sledge kindly shared by Kerry at the Graphic Addict for my card as I have a friend who loves the vintage look and the colours are her favourite too.

Ingredients Used:
Holly Stamp by Personal Impressions
Poinsettia Stamp by Stampendous
Ornate Border Stamp by Impression Obsession
Red and Green Pigment Ink
Green Dye Ink
Peeled Paint Distress Ink
Clear Embossing Powder
I printed out the vintage image and trimmed the edges with deckle scissors then mounted it on a narrow border of white card. I made a frame by stamping the border round the edges of a white card rectangle (I masked the side edges after stamping and embossing them and then did the top and bottom) in red ink and embossed with clear powder. I then sponged Peeled Paint Distress ink over the top.
I stamped the holly all round the edges of a red card blank in green dye ink. I then stamped the poinsettia in both red ink and green ink and embossed them with clear powder. I cut out the whole image in green and just the flower in red. The card was assembled as shown and a computer generated greeting added.

8 comments:

  1. Lovely Card

    Thanks for playing along with Lotstodo this week - Sam xxx

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  2. wonderful vintage card, thanks for joining us at the Play Date Cafe. Sandi

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  3. LOVE this card, Fliss! Really works well. And doesn't that Poinsettia look great against that holly? V. cool.

    Hugs,
    Chris xx

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  4. Lovely card Fliss, the poinsettia stamp is fab and really works well with the vintage theme.
    Fiona x

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  5. What a beautiful card, Fliss! So fabulously vintage--my favorite! I'm so glad you're playing along with us at The Cafe'--and thanks for your kind visits to me at my "place"!

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  6. AHH.. Fliss this is AMAZING.. you are so creative and talented.. I love the vintage feel.. great job.. thanks for playing with us at the Cafe.. HUGS

    ~I have a new FREE Digital Stamp on my blog right now.. :)

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  7. beautiful card Fliss

    Thanks for joining in with the Lotstodo Challenge again this week x Hilda

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  8. BEAUTIFUL FLISS LONG TIME NO SEE BEEN SO BUSY BUT ILL BE BACK LOVELY VINTAGE CARD

    LIZ XX

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Fliss xx