I'm back today to share my card for the Christmas Card Club Challenge. The theme this fortnight was chosen by our lovely Rachel, she has given us the challenge to make a 'vintage' Christmas Card. I know that vintage doesn't necessarily mean distressing but I fancied another go at distressing the edges of my card and DP's. It's quite subtle but I enjoyed doing it and felt it added to the look.
Image - Stampendous Christmas Cottage Stamp
Coloured with Distress Inks (get me!)
Go Kreate Oval Dies
Go Kreate Large Frilly Frames #10 Dies
DP's - Magazine freebies
Cheery Lynn Snowflakes Die
Lea'billities Pine Branches Die
Sentiment - Crafters Companion
Dovecraft brown doily
Anna Marie Designs festive berries
Lace - Crafty Ribbons
Like the distressed edges, colouring my image with Distress Inks is something I don't normally do. I love my Promarkers but they didn't seem right for the look I was after. I struggled a bit to begin with, I'm not happy with the watercolour paper I have, it is very textured and I found it difficult to move the ink around, but as I only use it once in a blue moon I don't think I will bother to get any more. For the snow drifts I brushed on some frosted lace stickles for a thin sparkly layer but I don't think you can see it very well in the photo. The pine leaves were given a coating of white embossing powder for their snowy look and there is a subtle touch of glitter around the oval and snowflakes but as it was meant to be vintage I didn't over do it.
Here is a side on view to show the layers:
The other ladies in our group will also have their beautiful projects on their blogs today so if you would like some inspiration to make a start on your own Christmas cards then why not give them a look, you can find the links in the page tab at the top of my blog.
Challenges I'd like to enter:
TTCRD - ATG
Papertake Weekly - ATG
Crafty Creations - # 286 ATG
Completely Christmas - #58 ATG + Add A Touch of Gold (Gold oval mat and cabochon)
Brown Sugar - # 141 Distress (Edges and Inks)
Sister Act - #101 ATG
Creative Fingers - #75 ATG
One Crazy Stamper - April ATG
Country View Challenge - Use Kraft Card
Little Claire - #56 Use Kraft Card
Crafty Calendar Challenge - Add A Sentiment
CHNC Extra - April ATG
Enjoy the rest of your weekend, thanks for visiting today and I will be round later to do a bit of commenting.