Monday, 7 November 2011

A very vintage Christmas

I still have a few more commisioned cards to complete but I spent yesterday making a couple for my own use.
It's been a while since I got embossing powder all over the place so enjoyed myself making a bit of a mess with the powder and the distressing tool!

This card has lots of layers - gold cardstock layered onto white card, then cream flourish paper from the Echo Park 'Season's Greetings' stack. I distressed the edges of the flourish paper then embossed with gold. The music script paper was also distressed and embossed then layered onto gold card.
The Tag also got the same treatement!

I used Frayed Burlap and Antique Linen Distress Inks on the paper doily. The gold flourish was just done by gold embossing a plain white die cut.
I added some cream grossgrain ribbon and a metal snowflake brad to secure the ribbon knot and finished with the same ribbon on the tag.

It was a change for me to get back to vintagey/shabby and I really enjoyed it - so no doubt there'll be more on the way once I've finished the ordered ones! 

Challenges -
Crafty Emmas - Inspired by a Song - (O Christmas Tree)
Corrosive Challenge - With a Flourish
I Did It Creations - Christmas
Our Craft Lounge - Distressed
Craft your Passion - Anything Goes plus Brown
Heart Song Inspirations - Anything Goes


  1. This is absolutely gorgeous!! Thank you for joining us this week at Craft Your Passion Challenges and good luck!


  2. Beautiful shabby chic card, x

  3. Ooh, loadsa work! Definitely worth it though.... beautiful result.xx

  4. Hi Viv.Do hope all ok with you.I absolutely love this card,so Beautiful in every way.xx

  5. wow so stunning viv.i love the vintage colours and image and fab design :D

    xx coops xx

  6. What a stunning card, so beautiful :o)
    Jackie xx

  7. Really beautiful card. The gold and white looks stunning and so classy.
    Thanks for joining us at CES this week.
    Caroline xxx

  8. Totally GORGEOUS!!! I love every element!! Wonderful!!

    Thanks for joining us at OCL this week!

    Crafty Hugs!

  9. Gorgeous card love the richness of all the gold XOXO Zoe

  10. Your card is beautiful. Thank you for joining us this week for our anything goes + brown Challenge at Craft Your Passion Challenges. Hope you are having a wonderful week and good luck.


  11. Lovely card and a fab design! Thanks for entering our challenge at CES Challenges :) Donna ♥ x

  12. Beautiful card, thanks for playing along with Craft Your Passion!


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