Monday, 30 August 2010

Ye olde Christmas Card

Hi folks! Here's another Christmas card this time made with the 'Merry Christmas' Giordano stamp set. I made the background paper by stamping the little drum image (from the set) and embossing with copper embossing power. I used a scrap of copper mirri card, which I scrunched up, and adhered across the card near the bottom. I dug out some microflute card (in my stash for years) tore a piece and applied some copper metallic rub on to the raised areas. I tied some fibre around the microfulte card before adhering. I stamped the image using Sepia versafine, lightly watercoloured, tore around the edges and distressed with inks.
The sentiment is also from the stamp set. I stamped, embossed, cut out, shaped with my fingers and adhered using dimensional glue gel. For a finishing touch I used my Papermania Christmas wax seal set to create the little Christmas tree seal. I embedded some tiny pieces of red ribbon and glitter before it dried.
For the inside I stamped the cute holly image that also comes from the stamp set and repeated the greeting.
Ciao for now!
Sandra x

Christmas Weekly Challenge - Sparkle and Shine
Crafty Cardmakers - Glitter and Sparkle
Totally Gorjuss - Christmas in August
Secret Crafter - Make a start on Christmas
Stampin' for the weekend - Anything goes
The shabby tea room - Old meets New (old-microflute card, new-stamp set)


Donna said...

This is such a beautiful card Sandra, the distressing is amazing and I love the way you have done the inside too :) Donna x

{Jane} said...

Gorgeous Christmas Card

Thanks for joining us on SCSC :)

Hugs Jane x

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Cath Wilson said...

Lovely, vintage style Christmas card in fab colours.

Thank you so much for joining Crafty Cardmakers.

Audrey Pettit said...

What a pretty holiday card! I really like your stamping and embossing. Lovely coloring job on that fun image. The wax seal is very unique and fun, too. Thanks for sharing with us at TSTR.

Lisa said...

What a beautiful Christmas card with such great colors, layers and textures! Thanks for playing with us in the Tea Room!

Lin said...

Sandra it's been too long since I last had a peek at your blog..... we miss you over at Craft Telly.

I'm off for a peek around!

Oh yes, forgot why I came here. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers with this beautiful card.

I can see you have lost none of your touch since I last visited.

Lin xx

Doreen said...

What a stunning card Sandra I love the vintage feel of this, And the background paper you have made is

Dori said...

This is very pretty! I love the vintage look of the card and the image

StephC said...

Wow, this is nice. Love the vintage feel to it. Beautiful job! Thanks a bunch for joining us in this weeks Christmas Card challenge!

Nicole said...

Great Christmas card! Precious image! Thanks for playing along with us at TSTR! :)

Anonymous said...

Pretty! Thanks for playing along with this weeks Christmas Card Challnege1

May Britt said...

This is so pretty.. I commented it on FB.. but now I have manage to make my own blogg so no I can comment on yours.. xx

craftycrafter said...

beautiful card amazing distressing love it Dorothy