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


Jenn said...

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


MD said...


Netty said...

Beautiful shabby chic card, x

Jan said...

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

Lee said...

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

coops said...

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

xx coops xx

Jackie said...

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

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

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

CraftyMomOf2 said...

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

Thanks for joining us at OCL this week!

Crafty Hugs!

Zoechaos said...

Gorgeous card love the richness of all the gold XOXO Zoe

Shannin said...

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.


Donna said...

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

Emma H said...

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