It's a Vintage Christmas at my desk at the moment, and I have enjoyed every minute of making this "old worldy" card. I have had some vintage looking canvas prints in my Christmas theme drawer since 2006! I gave a quick rustle through and I found them right away.
Early in the New Year of 2012, my local scrapbook store had a huge Christmas clearance. I picked up several sheets of Bo Bunny brown and blue glittered paper at 70 or 80% off. Although I originally bought and used it for scrapbook layouts of the grandkids, I loved the way it seemed to compliment my vintagey image. Even though it is 12x12 design paper, it seems to work out OK for cards. Thanks goodness I bought about a dozen sheets!
I decided to throw caution to the wind and pull out my ribbon collection! Yep that's another one on the 2013 goals list...use more ribbon. You would think I have a ribbon shortage the way I am so stingy about using it! I sometimes think I have decided it is prettier to look at rather than use...teehee
Found something suitable and it was off to the races.
When I was a teenager, (45 year ago!) my Aunt in Antrim, Ireland, sent my Mum 5 yards of gorgeous aqua Springbak Linen. My Mum was going to take it to a dressmaker and have a suit made. Luckily for me, she never got round to it! It was given to me about 30 years ago...I was planning to make some embroidered tea towels with it...and just like my Mum, I never got round to it. I cut off a generous piece of it a couple of weeks ago, and this is the first time I have managed to work it into a card. I cut the rectangle slightly bigger than my image and frayed all the edges. A piece of jute burlap layered on top of that, just seemed to add a little more texture! Some punches and dies, a few pearls, a snippet of twine, and a well inked Bliss ticket finished it off.
You may be able to see the two layers of texture better here...
This shot shows the sheen on the DP and on those large snowflakes...they are quite shimmery!
I am pleased with the way this card turned out. I have left the inside plain so far as I am thinking about making a coffee gift card enclosure inside. The colours I used just remind me of the Christmas specialty lattes. A certain young lady will be home from Monaco at Christmastime...and she is quite the coffee lover!
That canvas sheet had several images so while I had it out, I trimmed them all up and chose paper to go with them. Expect to see several vintage Christmas cards this year!
Card and base.- from my stash, originally from Michaels, Recollections brand, Kraft corrugated card sets
DP - from my stash; Bo Bunny's Back to Basics Snowfall Flakes and Snowfall Words 12x12 (snippet)
Cardstock - Kraft, from my stash (snippet)
Ribbon - from my stash (snippet)
Canvas image - from my stash; Crafty secret 2006
Border - from my stash; K and Co, design motif Brenda Walton (snippet)
Punch - Martha Stewart Snowflake
Dies - Marianne Creatable Corner dies
Pearls - from my stash (used up the last of the medium size)
Ivory Glittered Snowflake - from my stash (originally from the Dollar Store)
Fabric - Aqua Irish Linen (sent from Ireland about 45 years ago)
Jute Burlap - from my stash
Twine - from my stash (snippet)
Stickles - StarDust
Ticket - from my stash (unknown as this is leftover stash before the days that I recorded manufacturers)
Chalk Ink - ColorBox Chestnut Roan on ticket and on all edges (my go-to colour)
I am entering this card is the following challenges:
1. Pixies Crafty Workshop - must use snippets
2. Winter Wonderland - No red or green
3. Jingle Belles Rock - Recycled Element (blue linen fabric)
4. Crimbo Crackers - #38 Vintage
5. Cards Galore - Vintage
6. By The Cute and Girly - Vintage
7. CRAFTS Challenge - Christmas
8. Totally Papercrafts - #162 Get Krafty
9. Three Scrappy Gals - Earth, Nature, Recycling (recycling blue linen fabric; recycled jute coffee bag; also my Kraft elements are all 80% recycled paper)
10 . Sister Act - Always Anything Goes
11. CHNC Extra - must be Christmas
12. Shopping our Stash - Not your normal paper (Glitter Paper)