Monday, 4 November 2013

A Traditional Christmas - Vintage Stamping DT

November is here and Christmas will soon be upon us!
So, to spur you into making sure you have all your Christmas cards made this month's challenge at Vintage Stamping is 'A Traditional Christmas'.
Remember - even though we have the word vintage in our title your project doesn't have to be! It DOES though, have to have some actual stamping on it...
So here's my DT card for this month -
I used black cardstock.
The mesh stuff I found in a drawer - I remember buying it and thinking it would make snow background and then used a teeny piece of it about 2 years ago! So am using it all up this year - or at least am going to try to!

The stamped image is from our wonderful sponsor Flonzcraft - and what can be more traditional than decorating a Christmas Tree?
After stamping, I painted the sky with Distress Inks in shades of blue and purple.

A liberal helping of Diamond Stickles applied to the floor and a wee bit dabbed onto the rooftop.
I glued tiny red gems onto the body of the tree and a green one on top. There was a 'garland' on the stamp so I stuck on some red metallic thread.. really fiddly and doubtful if I would attempt again!!!
Mounted it onto black card then layered it onto the card base.

The snowflake flourish is being well used this year! Popped on a couple of sparklies and some thin organza grey ribbon before adding the sentiment which I think is from Raspberry Road.

Challenges -
Crazy 4 Challenges - Not all Black & White
Sunday Sketch & Stamp no 181

Thanks for stopping in today and hope my little card has inspired you to join us this callenge - we'd love to see you!
Have a great day whatever you're doing. x


  1. Gorgeous card Viv, I love the image and fabulous detailing with a beautiful sentiment.
    Sue xx

  2. Lovely card VIv and love your snowflake die...the sentiment is perfect


  3. Gorgeous card Viv, love the image and layout.
    Caz x

  4. Hi Viv
    Gorgeous card.... Love the image....
    Hugs Sylvie xxx

  5. so gorgeous viv.adorable sweet image and i love your stunning design :D

    xx coops xx

  6. Afternoon, just popping in for my virtual and generic c/p visit to see your latest creations, say hello and hope you have a good week.

    B x

  7. Beautiful card, love the delicacy of the die cuts and loving the colour scheme too. Hugs Bev x

  8. Great card, love the mesh and the fact that is nothing more rewarding than using up items that you have had for years.

    Kath x

  9. Gorgeous vintage card Viv, I love the sentiment you added.

  10. So gorgeous Viv, love the image.
    Wendy xx

  11. A beautiful card and a lovely sentiment :o)
    Jackie xx

  12. Love your card Viv great image and sentiment
    jacqui x

  13. Gorgeous, lovely sentiment and fabulous

  14. A gorgeous sparkly card. Thanks for joining us at Sunday Sketch & Stamp x

  15. Super card Viv, love the sentiment. Thanks for joining us this week @ Sunday Sketch & Stamp.
    Happy Crafting
    Carole xXx

  16. Another fab. card Viv. Love the traditional Christmas image and the delicious snowflake flourish.
    The "mesh stuff" (technical term?!) makes a brilliant background by the way!!
    Sylvia xxx

  17. Hi Viv. So clever to use mesh for the background! The red really pops and makes the mesh even more effective I think. Totally gorgeous.
    Dot x

  18. Beautiful card Viv, so elegant and stylish. I love the pop of red on the tree
    Claire xx

  19. Lovely card!
    Thanks for joining us at Sunday Sketch and Stamp x

  20. Such a wonderful card, great snowflake die.

  21. Finally made it here Viv, late as usual ... beautiful Christmas card and the mesh background adds so much texture. Your chosen stamped image is so cleverly added.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x


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