Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Vintage Christmas, Part 2 ...

... I was on a bit of a roll with the vintage style Christmas card for the Jingle Belles challenge - which is to focus on the "Spirit of Christmas Past". 

The paper set that I used for this morning's card came in two colourways - the green (which I used this morning) and red.  So I thought I'd play with the red too.

This time I selected a square image - I rather like square cards.  Once again I cut out the image and a coordinating mat with my nesties.  I used a bit of the deep cream paper for the base layer and I added some sparkle with gold Glamour Dust.  I really like the vintage image of Santa and his sleigh on the rooftop delivering parcels - I added some crystal Glamour Dust to the snow on the roof - it sparkles so much!!  And I love the new Fleur de Lys Squares from Spellbinders - have used it a lot recently!!  To give some depth, I used dimensional tape to mount the image.



Papers:  Vintage Christmas - Nancy Watt (Making Cards)
Spellbinders:  Fleur de Lys Squares (S4-318) die #4, Square nesties #6
Accessories:  Glamour Dust; Card from stash

I've added a photo that I took this afternoon - I think it's a bit better than the scanned image above - it certainly shows the sparkle a bit better!!



This evening Kathryn is back at her Drama group - having missed several weeks because of the holidays.  She's really excited to be going back.  I'm going to try and finish my Stephen King novel - it's brilliant!!


10 comments:

Lisa said...

Such a lovely card. The image is gorgeous and I love that you added glitter to the roof.

leslie (crookedstamper) said...

Soooo pretty! The first one looks like the negative (die-cut of the base vs die-cut and layered) of the second one. Must be scanner trickery.:)

{Lynn - that's me!} said...

This is beautiful. I adore this vintage image and the lovely way you have displayed it.

lauren bergold said...

oh wow, you *ARE* totally on a roll with the vintage delightfulness! i am ♥LOVING♥ this image, too, and also that divine scrolly, fancy nestie frame! (which i think i NEED now!!!) :) this is gorgeousness, all round!!! awesome!

PinkBlingCrafter said...

WOW!! beautiful card! Deborah LOVE the vintage feel and that frame is beautiful! Great job and Thanks for sharing it with us:)
Hugs

mustavcoffee said...

Hi there, Your card is really vintage and I like Christmas to look that way too, gorgeous card:0) xxx

Paula said...

The Spellbinders mat is very striking in that colour & I love the way you've really enhanced this to your own style with the extra details.
Hope you got to the end of the book!
Paula (PEP)
Shall try to answer your email tomorrow - misbehaving head.

Vicky Hayes said...

This is so perfect! The glittery background, the rich coloured frame and the fabulous snow scene. This will be someone's favourite Christmas card this year!

Tyggereye said...

Ooh I love your take on the vintage j/b challenge. What a great card. I adore the frame on it.

Stella said...

The whole design of your card goes perfect with the vintage image. The colors, the papers.... It all goes together so well. Brilliant take on the challenge and a gorgeous card!

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