Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Vintage Christmas Card

Playing around with some of the new Spellbinders dies, I cut some shapes from Graphic45 papers and came up with this Christmas card:

"Vintage Christmas Card"

The cut edges of all the papers are coloured with distress inks to cover up any "white bits", and the edges are distressed in the usual way. The diecut poinsettias are made using the three smallest of the Spellbinders Poinsettia die set, shaped with an embossing tool and layered using a dab of PVA in the centre to hold each layer in place, then some tiny yellow seed beads glued in the centres. Both the centre strip and the bauble are mounted with foam tape for some extra dimension.

"Justrite Bauble"

You'll be seeing a lot of this JustRite stamp set over the next few weeks, it's my favourite for this year's Christmas cards. The bauble is stamped in black archival onto thick white card, heat-embossed in clear and cut out using the matching Spellbinders die. A gold aquamarker and Aged Mahogany distress marker are used to colour sections and distress ink sponged around the outside for an aged look. The matching lace bow is adhered with a dab of Pinflair.

JustRite stamp set: Merry and Bright
Graphic45 8" x 8" paper pad: Christmas Emporium
Spellbinders dies: Holiday Ornaments 2010, Venetian Accents, Layered Poinsettia
Distress inks & Markers
Gold Aquamarker
Archival ink: Jet Black
Stampendous embossing powder: Clear
tiny yellow seed beads
foam tape
adhesives: PVA, Pinflair
cardstock: white 300gsm, black 200gsm

Entered for the following challenge:
JustRite Inspiration - Three's Company


  1. This is stunning Maddy. Such wonderful colours. I love bauble with the sentiment inside and your poinsettia's look fabulous.
    hugs Sue

  2. Stunning...I really like the papers you used.

  3. So beautiful and Elegant, Maddy

  4. A beautiful Christmas card, great vintage feeling.

  5. Really beautiful. Love the backing paper - gorgeous.

  6. Beautiful the colors in Graphic 45's paper.

  7. beautiful I adore a little vintage and gorgeous papers
    Hugs Kate xx

  8. A stunning Christmas card Maddy, you've achieved a lovely vintage feel to it.

    B x


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