Thursday, December 8, 2011

Vintage Christmas Card

For Christmas decorating, my favorite style is vintage. 
So for my turn as designer over on the
I wanted to follow the theme of "Christmas & Children"
using one of the many vintage images I've collected. 
 If you'd like the image, you can grab it at the bottom of the post.

This is an easy card to create.
1.  Lightly apply paint to stamp and press green cardstock on it.  Let dry.
2.  Cut music paper into a 2.25" x 4.5" rectangle.
3. Print image so it measures 3.25" x 2". 
Cut out and apply to 3.5" x 2.25" piece of red cardstock.
4.  Cut two .75" pieces of ribbon.
5.  Using the blending tool and Distress Ink, distress all the above pieces. 
Assemble as shown.
6.  Apply three Stickle "buttons" and attach expoxy sticker.
7.  Once Stickles are dry, attach card face to white card base.
TIP:
By distressing the card pieces with the same Distress Ink,
all the elements of the card now coordinate perfectly.
TIP:  Instead of running the ribbon all the way up the card,
use a t-ruler to apply each piece perfectly in line. 
TIP:
If you don't have the right buttons or brads,
create "faux" ones with Stickles or Liquid Pearls.

Supplies:
Cardstock: white--4.25" x 11" folded in half; green--4.25" x 5.5"; red--3.5" x 2.25"
Patterned Paper: The Paper Studio "Christmas Sheet Music"
Stamps:  Hero Arts "Flourish Background"
Distress Ink:  "Walnut Stain"
Paint:  Adirondack Metallics Acrylic Paint Dabber "Pearl"
Stickles: "Fired Brick"
Ribbon:  Lion--Becky "Hunter"
Adhesive: ATG, glue stick
Misc:  Anna Griffin Epoxy Stickers, vintage image, printer

To download the image, just right click and "Save As" to your desktop.

This card has been entered into the following Challenges:

8 comments:

Paper Squirrel said...

Very cute. I love the vintage style.

Sylvia said...

What a beautiful creation. Fabulous design and
lovley use of our colours:-))
Thanks for joining in with us over at Colour Create.
Sylvia

Tina Campbell said...

Beautiful card Cindy. Brings back the memories. Thanks for the tips too!

Creative Genie said...

What an adorable card, Cindy. I'm with you on the vintage style for Christmas. Really sweet image. Thanks!

Trisha said...

Thank you for this charming image.

Dot said...

Lovely vintage creation. Thanks for joining our Y for Yipee challenge at ABC Christmas Challenge this time and good luck. Dorte x

Mina said...

what a gorgeous vintage feeling Christmas card Cindy...beautifully designed...thanks for joining in with the Colour Create challenge hope to see you next time too
Mina xxx

Rizwan Ali said...

Hope its just a break Di,appreciate it must be hard work.All the very best for Christmas and the coming Year x
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