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Oct 23, 2021

A Vintage Christmas Card with a PSX Stamp

Hello and welcome! 

 A new challenge starts today at Allsorts, Mervi is hosting and she selected the theme of "Vintage" with an "Anything Goes" option, so if vintage isn't your things we'd love to see you playing along just the same! There are two prizes this week, the beautiful Indigo Blu Rose Blush stamp and we have a digi prize from  Ruth Hamilton Designs where the winner gets to choose 3 digis from their shop.  

It's another Christmas card from me, this time I used an old PSX stamp I found on eBay a few years ago. I just love the style of these stamps, while no longer in stores they usually are available on eBay or Etsy. PSX Stamp: K-2431

It's been stamped on Bristol Vellum paper using Versafine Onyx ink and I used Distress inks for coloring. 

I recently purchased Tim Holtz's Splatter Brush and it's what I used here to create the splatter using Tea Dye Distress ink. It was my first attempt at using the brush and may have gotten too many splatters on the card. Maybe I need to play with it some more to get better control of the splatter. 
I also inked the edges with Tea Dye ink and then distressed using a distressing tool (similar option). You don't need this tool, you can use the back of a pair of scissors, but I had just found mine after having it misplaced for some time :-)

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My striped paper is an oldie from Stampin Up and I did more distressing here. Before adhering to the card base, I used my paper piercing tool and template (old from Stampin Up) to pierce around the edges. My card base is one of Stampin Up's greens, but I no longer sort them by color name, and I don't know which green this is. 

The beautiful sentiment is from the Penny Black stamp set Winter Pine. I just love the font and think it pairs so well with this image. 

I used platinum and frosted lace stickles glitter, I also added glossy accents to the berries, but that was after I had photographed the card, because I didn't think of it before :-)

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Get Creative Challenges - Holidays // Pammie's Inky Pinkies Challenges - AG // Bastel-Traum - Christmas // Christmas Crafts All Year Round - Something Starting with "S" (Splatter, Stripes and Scene) // Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper - Patterned Papers // Let's Craft & Create Challenge - Things with Wings // Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog - Christmas // Sparkles Forum Christmas - Christmas with Flora/Fauna // Sweet Stampers - Stripes or Dots // The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up - Christmas // 


  1. This is such a lovely traditional feeling Christmas scene Ellie and will I am sure be well received by the lucky recipient this Christmas.

    B x

  2. This I gorgeous Ellie and I love the cardinals, xxx

  3. Such a beautiful vintage Christmas card.

  4. Love this card Ellie .. fab traditional feel. I dug out my misplaced distressing tool for this week as well! Love the splattering .. that is a technique I have been wanting to get into and I had spotted the TH splatter brush and am wondering whether to get it .. looks like a lot of fun!

  5. Love this card Ellie .. fab traditional feel. I dug out my misplaced distressing tool for this week as well! Love the splattering .. that is a technique I have been wanting to get into and I had spotted the TH splatter brush and am wondering whether to get it .. looks like a lot of fun!

  6. Great vintage festive card Ellie. Looks like you had fun with the splatter brush. Thank you for reminding me I have a distress tool tucked away too! Great resultss.
    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  7. What a beautiful stamp, you certainly have some good preloved finds. This stamp is just perfect for the theme and your detailing has certainly given it that vintage feel.

  8. Gorgeous traditional Christmas scene and colours, lovely stamp, fab vintage feel.
    Lovely card Ellie, thanks;-))m

  9. Oh my Ellie I LOVE that image so much it is vintage and has the feel of nostalgia I think you have done a brilliant job with the splattering a wonderful festive make
    lolo x

  10. A wonderful festive card great traditional colours,Thanks for sharing at 613 Avenue Create xx Please join us again.

  11. GORGEOUS vintage image! Doesn't this bring us back to younger days, lol. Love the touch of sparkle and your spare elegant coloring, too! Thanks so much for playing at Sparkles!

  12. A gorgeous, vintage Christmas card Ellie, a lovely stamped scene and splattered background - it looks just like parchment paper - a super effect.
    Thank you for the birthday wishes.

  13. What a lovely card!

  14. Beautiful, Ellie. I love your choice of the distressed papers! Thanks for playing along in our Anything Goes challenge at Pammie's Inky Pinkies this week. :-D Good luck.
    NanaConnie DT

  15. What a beautiful festive card. I love the vintage vibes. :) #MMBC

  16. Gorgeous Christmas card and I love the splatter..
    Thank you so much for joining in with us at 613 Avenue Create..hope you will play along again..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  17. Really beautiful card Ellie. So much to catch the eye and so peaceful.

  18. Gorgeous vintage Christmas card!! Wow!! It really caught my eye. Thanks for joining us at Pammie's Inky Pinkies. Hope to see you again. Bonnie DT

  19. What a pretty card. The font on it goes really well with the picture. x

  20. I love this, it's a fabulous vintage creation.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  21. This is really great!! I love it.
    Thank you for joining the DL.ART October 2021 Linky challenge. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.

  22. This is such a pretty card! Wonderful Post! Have a great day!
    Rampdiary | Fineartandyou | Beautyandfashionfreaks 

  23. Love the vintage look! Beautiful card!

  24. Youre card is so beautiful, thanks for sharing it with us at the Cute as a button challenge blog.
    Hugs Ilonka DT

  25. Youre card is so beautiful, thanks for sharing it with us at The Let's Craft and Create Challenge Blog.
    Hugs Ilonka DT

  26. Hi, I love your card, it is vintage, distressed and gorgeous. Lovely colouring. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Sparkles Christmas Challenges. We look forward to you visiting us again. Caz. DT

  27. This is so beautiful. Nice work, looks great.

    Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT / Admin / Registered Owner for


  28. This is a smashing project!
    We do love to see all the entries at Classic.
    Thank you for sharing in our challenge at Classic Design Challenge
    We really appreciate you joining in.

    Jackie DT

  29. Love your beautiful and heartwarming card, Ellie. Thank you for sharing with us over on the Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog. We hope to see you again.
    Hugs, Lori - DT

  30. I love your beautiful traditional card, gorgeous colouring and stamp. Thank you so much for joining us in our challenge at QKR Stampede Good Luck and looking forward to seeing you again in our next challenge.
    Faith A DT

  31. Anonymous10:52

    Such a pretty card! I love cardinals on a Christmas card.


  32. I'm here from Inspire Me Monday. This is beautiful! And I learned about a few new products I had not known of before.

  33. Loving the vintage look and feel. Great entry for the Get Creative challenge

  34. Gorgeous card Ellibelle. Love that image.
    Thanks so much for joining us for our Merry Little Christmas Challenge for October 2021.
    We hope to see you again soon,
    Lou DT xo
    JemLou Productions

  35. Gorgeous vintage project Ellie. Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
    Wendy DT Member for

  36. beautiful. Thank you very much for joining us at the bastel-traum Challenge.

    Hugs and good luck
    DT bastel-traum challenge

  37. Beautiful card!!! Thanks so much for participating in our CHRISTMAS CRAFTS ALL YEAR ROUND challenge!!! Can’t wait to see you participate again in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafting day!! Stay safe and healthy!!
    *Sorry for being so late commenting but please know that I have checked out your project and appreciate you entering my challenge!!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper


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