A Vintage Christmas

Hello again and HAPPY CHRISTMAS WEEK!!!  Are you ready?  Are you excited?  I know I am!  So, please forgive me if I’m a little spastic!  We’re nearing the end of my Christmas Card Extravaganza, but I still have a few cards to share with you.  Today you get to see 2, and I’ll have another one for you tomorrow.  And then it’s Christmas so I’ll be taking a break from Wedding Wednesday and probably other posts as well for a few days.  We’ll see.  Anywho, 2 cards today!  Both with a vintage feel, something I like to play with every now and then.  Check it out:

Old fashioned december 1


First things first, I warned you about more gold embossing.  That’s all.  Second things second, this was another easily-constructed card, just a matter of how much I wanted to distress the papers and how I wanted to layer them.  I started with the “December” panel; I tore the edges and inked them with Vintage Photo Distress Ink, then applied Glossy Accents to the picture of the little girl.  While that was drying, I stamped “An old fashioned Christmas greeting” in VersaMark and embossed with gold powder, then added Vintage Photo to the edges.  I popped some foam squares on the back and set it aside for later.  At first I only had the green and gold paper with the lace border punch on top of the bottom-most green layer, but you couldn’t see the lovely lace, so I added a layer of cream parchment paper underneath.  I tore the edges of the cream paper and added Bundled Sage and Vintage Photo Distress Inks to age it a bit.  Green and cream twine added the little bit of something I was looking for before I layered on the “December” paper and finally the stamped image.

The inside is simple, too:

old fashioned december 2


old fashioned december 3


This second card started with a piece of snowflake paper:

red happy holidays 1


I wanted to make a card that resembled a window through which you’d see the beautiful snowflakes, and this is what I came up with.  I ended up covering more of the snowflakes than I would have liked, but that’s just how the proportions worked out.  The thing about this card that makes it “vintage” is that sweet little star/snowflake with the image of a boy in the snow.  He looks like he’s in the holiday spirit 🙂  And he has a little friend on the inside of the card:

red happy holidays 2


A little girl in her warm coat.  So sweet.  I decided to show off more of the snowflake paper here on the inside, because it really is pretty.  It’s got a metallic glimmer that I just couldn’t catch in a photo…you’ll have to take my word for it.

And that’s all for today!  I hope you’ll stop by tomorrow to see my most favorite card of this season.  Have a lovely day!

red happy holidays 3

2 thoughts on “A Vintage Christmas

  1. kathyc/nc says:

    I am so enjoying your Christmas cards, Melody! Each one is absolute perfection. I love the special little touches you’ve added to make them extra-special. I’ll be kinda sad when this series ends.

  2. brosmother says:

    Oh yes!! to both cards. All of your “fiddly” adjustments – xtra layer of parchment, torn & distressed edges, distress inks, etc. etc. – are what make these cards so wonderful!

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