Saturday, 29 September 2012

Vintage Christmas

I had seen a challenge on Feline Playful with a Vintage Christmas theme, and already had the main images for such a card waiting to be used (for another challenge which I ended up not entering), so this card was born!

I covered a base card with green paper from the Papermania A Silent Night paper collection, sanded the edges and inked them with a gold inkpad.  A strip of gorgeous festive floral paper from the same paper collection was torn, inked and stuck across the card.  The main bell image was printed from a CD-Rom (sorry, can't remember which one!!) and there are a few decoupage layers.  The edges of this were wetted and then folded/creased to give a vintage look.  Once dry, again I used a gold inkpad to decorate the edges.  The 'sentiment' was printed from the same source, inked with TH 'Old Paper' Distress Ink pad, and then the gold.
I enjoyed making this card and using some techniques I have not used before, or not for a long time.
Ali x
I enter this into -
Card Crafters Circle #42, Vintage
Crafty Mess #18, Distressed/Aged
Perfect Sentiments Challenge #51 (PSC51), Vintage Christmas
PSC will be hosting a 1st Birthday Celebration and Blog Hop starting on 10th October - click on the badge on my side bar (the same as the piccy below) for further details and the chance to win Christmas Digital Stamps.


  1. What a lovely card hun thanks for joying us at craftymess xx

  2. Beautiful, beautiful Christmas card. It definitely reminds me of the vintage cards that I found among my Grandmother's possessions when she died. Thank you so much for joining us this week at Card Crafter's Circle and entering our challenge.

  3. Gorgeous, Ali! Such a perfect vintage image. Thanks for playing at Perfect Sentiment this week and for posting about our upcoming anniversary celebration.
    NanaConnie DT

  4. A lovely Christmas card - I love this vintage look and your choice of traditional colors. The distressed edges look great!

  5. What a lovely card! I love the traditional feel of it and the very pretty! Thanks for joining us at The Perfect Sentiment!

  6. Wow....this is such a gorgeous vintage Christmas card. Love the beautiful image and colors.... :)

  7. Hi, this is lovely, great vintage and distressed feel to this card. Love it!

    Thanks for taking part in the Craftymessers Challenge.

  8. What a lovely vintage image! Beautiful card. Thanks for playing along with us at The Perfect Sentiment!

  9. Gorgeous! So glad that you had that image just waiting to play with us at Perfect Sentiment. Love the colors and your design is just beautiful.

  10. This is beautiful, love the distressing.

    Thank you so much for coming over and joining in with us at Craftymess.

    Great Big Huge Hugs

    Becca xxx


Thank you lots and lots for your fab comments. I read and treasure them all. Ali x