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:
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:
This second card started with a piece of snowflake paper:
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:
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!