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Nov 7, 2014

A Vintage Christmas Card

Hello and Happy Friday!
I played with some of the stamps today, that I had chosen for my Sept./October stamps from Just For Fun Rubberstamps. I had exactly this card in mind when I selected them :-) Of course these stamps are so versatile, that I can see them used many different ways.

I started out by stamping the Christmas background onto my white card base. It's missing some of the stamped background, because I randomly wiped the ink pad over the stamp to create this look on my card. Next I inked the edges using peeled pain distress ink. 

The pine needle bough stamp was used in the corner. It's not as large as it appears on my card, I overstamped it a couple times to make it larger. The holly and bells image was stamped onto copic blending card and colored using copic markers, then fussy cut. It's been adhered with pop up tape, and I added gold cord. Sentiment is from the set "Unmounted sentiments 1 sheet". 

Here are a couple close-ups. 

Don't you just love the vintage feel of these stamps?! I knew these were had to haves for me when I first saw them!

Products used:
card stocks by SU, recollections and copic xpress
Memento black ink, tim holtz distress ink
glassy glaze, stickles glitter, gold cord
copics for coloring

I am playing along here:
A Crafty Mess  Anything Goes
Alphabet Challenge -  T for Traditional Christmas 
Creative Corner - Christmas
Craft Room Challenge  - Vintage Christmas 

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  1. A beautiful creation. I love the colours you have used. Thanks for joining us at Creative Corner this week

  2. lovely card thanks for joining us at A Crafty Mess
    Jane DT

  3. Anonymous14:06

    Hello, A lovely project, I love the image and the colour choice. A lovely style. Thank you for joining us this month with our first challenge at A Crafty Mess Good luck. We would love to see you again next month.

    Teighan DT

  4. Thank you for joining us over at A Crafty Mess.. Your card is beautiful ,so reminiscent of the more older cards that used to be available. Oops age showing lol..good luck Christine DT :) x

  5. Isn't it so nice when it all comes together as you imagine Ellie, it really is a beautiful seasonal creation.

    Have a good weekend.

    B x

  6. Gorgeous Ellie! Such a beautiful background.

  7. Hi Ellie, wow
    this is gorgeous, lovely card!
    Thank you for sharing at Craft-Room Challenge;-))m


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