Vintage Christmas

Hi everyone!  I hope you are having a wonderful week.  Being in the states, I am busy preparing for Thanksgiving on Thursday.  This fortnight, at Craft-Room challenge,  Mervi is challenging us to create something special with a vintage Christmas theme.  To be honest this was a real challenge for me.  I am usually a cutesy Christmas card kind of girl, but I had SOOO MUCH FUN making this card I might just make a few more.

I used a beautiful collage stamp from La Blanche stamps.  I pulled out my Tim Holtz Distress Markers and Inks to color the image.  It is hard to see but I added some sparkle to his beard, hat and coat trim, and piano cushion with Distress Dry Glitter in Clear Rock Candy.  The cardstock is from Bazzil.  I distressed all of the edges to add to the vintage feel.  The patterned paper is from Recollections Holiday Traditions mat stack.  I made a double bow from cream seam binding and finished it with a snowflake and a Jelly Bean Green button from MFT.

I finished the inside of the card with the same paper pad.  The sentiment is from AmyR's Christmas Sentiments II set.  I stamped that in Walnut Stain Distress ink.  I hope you enjoy my card and it inspires you to try your hand at some vintage Christmas crafts.  Please visit the Craft-Room Challenge blog and join in!  Have a wonderful week.


Zoe Sanderson said...

No sign here that you make anything other than vintage style cards, effortlessly! Are we loosing our Queen of Cute! Lovely card XOXO Zoe

Annie said...

This is beautiful both images that you have used and the papers/sentiment are fab too :-)

Crafty Hugs

Annie x

hazel said...

This is such a beautiful vintage Christmas Card Amber, I love the images and your fabulous bow.
xxx Hazel.

Leikkaan Mervi said...

hi Amber,
beautiful and cute vintage card, really sweet;-))m

Debi said...

Amber, this is a Stunner - i love everything! especially the bow and colours! Debi xoxox

butterfly said...

What fantastic stamped images - I love Father Christmas at the piano, and the colouring is brilliant!
Alison x