Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Vintage Christmas

Hello everyone on a very wet and dark Wednesday afternoon. It feels like Winter is nearly here as it's really cold too.
I have a Christmas card to share with you today as I went to a crafting group for our occasional meet up on Saturday and now happily have most of the elements needed to make a good start on my seasonal cards. I don't know about you but I normally work out around 10 designs and then make 10-12 of each so that I'll hopefully have enough to cover my ever growing list.
I'll be sharing more when I can but here's the first.

The photo here is not great as I was about to take it when the heavens opened and the light went so my camera used the flash and made the muted gold border much blingier (is that a word???) on one side.
I made the red and green background paper by repeatedly stamping Crafty Individuals CI-237 on cream card with Crimson Red and Spanish Moss VersaFine inks. I then sprayed the stamped card with Glimmer Mists in Emperor Gold, Olive Vine and Vintage Pink. This gives a lovely shimmery paper perfect for Christmas. I covered an A4 sheet to make enough for several cards.
The music panel is a piece of striped vellum which I embossed with the Cuttlebug music folder then swiped with Palette Landscape ink. I placed a piece of cream card cut to size behind this and attached it at the corners with Paperchase kraft paper photo corners.
The lovely bird panel is part of Magenta Cling Set CSET15 which is not actually a Christmas stamp but works well as one. I inked the panel and then added detail with Prisma pencils and Promarkers.
The central border is antique gold textured card and was cut with an X Cut embossing and cutting border die plate. I added a button tied with recycled yarn.
I finished off with a greeting which is from the Practical Publishing Polka Doodles Christmas Kit clear stamp set and was stamped with Archival Olive ink and coloured with pencils.

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:
Sugar Creek Hollow - Vellum (mine is embossed and inked)
Stamp-n-Doodle - Embossing (mine is dry embossing on the vellum)
Top Tip Tuesday - Make Your Own Background (my favourite sort of challenge!)
Simon Says Stamp - Buttons
ABC Christmas Challenge - V For Vintage

Hope you're having a good week.
Fliss xx


Silvia(Barnie) said...

Such a wonderful collage, great coloring.

Ephemera said...

Ooooh this is so pretty, lovely combination of elements that work so well together and I love the non christmas colours. We had a lovely sunny day today, but this evening it feels very chilly. XX

Brenda Brown said...

Fabulous collection of colours and textures Fliss, what a great start to your Christmas cards.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Sandra said...

Lovely vintage card ,as you know i love vintage Fliss
Sandra x

craftattack said...

Love your card! We have warm weather, it's like spring! Valerie

Cec said...

What a fabulous Christmas card. The recipients of this vintage beauty are going to be very pleased. I love how you carried the music theme throughout. Thanks for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow.

Renlymats World of Family & Crafts said...

This is gorgeous! I love the embossed music notes and the beautiful border. Thanks for joining our Vellum challenge at Sugar Creek Hollow. Hope to see you back for more of our vintage challenges.

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

Gorgeous card, very beautiful

Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Challenge this week.


Jo x

Dots Dabbles said...

Wow, this is stunning Fliss!
That is a great tip to make up a larger sheet of stamped images so that you can cut them out...especially at xmas time!
Dot x

Netty said...

Gosh you are so organised Fliss, I always mean to be but get distracted
Terrific start to your Christmas cards, xx

Meggymay said...

Gorgeous vintage card , love the design. Yvonne x

Maggie's Crafts said...

Simply stunning!

Thank you for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday in Make Your Own Background challenge this week. :)


Mrs.B said...

Gorgeous vintage card, love all the layers and difeent textures.
Avril xx

Cindy Adkins said...

This is a totally gorgeous card, Fliss! It looks so completely professional!! WOW! xo Cindy

Payne Holler Cards said...

oh my I love all of your details and using the music theme - this is gorgeous (-:

Terry said...

Fliss, this is such a pretty Christmas card! Love the embossed music background with that lovely stamped image! Amazing design!

marsha said...

What a beautiful vintage Christmas card! I love the music background and all your elements, just stunning! Thanks so much for joining our Sugar Creek Hollow challenge this week.

Anna Rosa Designs said...

Hi Fliss,
Ohh, lots of pretty papers and bits on here!
Thanks for sharing,
Creative hugs,

Cheryl said...

oh this is one gorgeous card hun just love vintage and just love all the textures and layers you have put into this,hugs cherylxx

brenda said...

It certainly does feel like Winer is upon us Fliss, that said it's pouring here this afternoon.

Super work.

B x

Dolly Daydreams said...

Beautiful textures and images and colours and such a lovely vintagy feel, great embossing , love it !


Anonymous said...

Ohhh great card I love the background you did I love repeat stamping its so much fun! great card, Thanks for joining us on the Top Tip Tuesday make your own background Challenge and also for coming to join us at ABC Christmas Challenge for our Vintage Challenge, I hope you can come play again soon, hugs Samantha :0)

Ps candy on my blog x

Patti P. said...

Fliss, this is such a gorgeous vintage card and thanks so much for sharing with us at Sugar Creek Hollow. I love all of the different elements, especially the embossing on the vellumn. I have that folder and may have to try it on mine, Love the repeat stamping. Great work!
Patti SCH/DT

Wendy said...

A lovely card, love the image So pretty, thank you for joining in at stamp n doodles

LaJanette said...

So pretty! I love that background; I'm thinking to do the same and create multiples on cards; Christmas is just around the corner.

Thanks for playing along with us this week over at Top Tip Tuesday; hope to see you back often:0)


Helen said...

Beautiful card!
Thanks for joining us at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
Helen x

Chris (catt871) said...

This is gorgeous!!! I love the elegant! Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp this week!

Carissa said...

A beautiful card. Thanks for joining us on the ABC Christmas Challenge. Carissa