Friday, November 25, 2016

A Very Vintage Christmas.....

Hello everyone: Every year, a little before the Holiday season starts, Brian King organizes a Holiday card swap for all of his blog followers, he asks us to make a card, using current SU products as much as possible and send it to him, along with a self addressed and stamped envelope, at his house, where he takes pictures of all the cards, mix them up and sends them back to all of us who participated, it's fun to receive a beautiful card from far away, thanks to him.  Then, at a later date, he starts sharing all of the cards that arrived in his overflowing mail box, with us on his blog.  It's so much fun seeing all of this beautiful cards on parade, where we can appreciate and get inspired by all of them, this is the card I sent, using the new Father Christmas stamp set and the Pretty Pines Thinlits Dies, I love, love both of this beautiful sets.

I used the Birch embossing folder on a panel of Cherry Cobbler card stock, added a strip of retired SU gold embossed vellum from the Winter Wonderland Designer Paper Stack, die cut the pine branches, pine cones and bows with the Pretty Pines dies and added a bit of Dazzling Diamonds for a bit of sparkle. The beautiful Santa image was stamped onto a piece of Strathmore multi media paper and colored with SU markers and an aqua painter, I added a few little Rhine Stones to the Christmas Tree as ornaments.
Here is a picture of the finished inside of my card. This stamps are part of this beautiful set.

I would like to enter this card onto the following challenges.
TIME OUT CHALLENGES #71 "Christmas with an optional twist of glimmer/shimmer"
Moving Along With The Times challenge #34 "Anything Goes with Christmas"
Creative Knockouts challenge #169 "Tis the Season"
As You Like It "Favorite Christmas color combination and why?" 
Love the traditional Christmas colors of red, green and gold.
Thank you for stopping by, I always read all the comments you so kindly leave on my posts, I want you to know I appreciate this more than words can express.
Until next time, happy stamping.
Hugs from Maria.


sandie said...

What a lovely idea and this card is just gorgeous. I love that striped gold vellum and your design is superb. Thanks for joining TIme Out

Zoe Tant said...

Beautiful card. Love your combo of SU products too. Thanks for joining us at MAWTT. Zx

Mary Fish said...

Jolly Old St. Nick looks amazing!

Patti Willey said...

Pretty as a picture! Father Christmas one handsome set! Love your little tag and bow very handsome card!

Bonnie said...

You have used these elements beautifully, Maria! A gorgeous vintage card!

Zw@@n said...

Beautiful card, Maria. Gorgeous details. Thank you for joining us at As You Like It. Luv, Wilma

Leslie Miller said...

What a fun idea! Looks like a beautiful SU set and you sure turned it into a fabulous card. Love the inside, too, and the pine bough and cones. Wow, Maria!

Anita in France said...

What a fun idea, Maria! A fabulous vintage design ... great texture and dimension ... and the Santa and the fonts are so wonderfully nostalgic! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Time Out! Anita :)

Mimi said...

That sounds fun... someone very lucky will get your card!

Cross Stitch Claire said...

Lovely wintery card! Thanks for joining us at Craft Rocket, Claire DT x

Rae Ann said...

Love the pine cone dies and the sparkly pine branches! The embossed background adds so much dimension. The stamps on the inside complete the vintage feel to this card.

Thank you for joining us at Creative Knockouts for our Tis the Season challenge.