Monday, October 11, 2010
ATC Christmas Collection Vintage card
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I had this idea going around in my head to make a Design Team card for Fat Cat's Card Corner with my NEW Martha Stewart Holly Leaves Combo punch and have the holly leaves as the main border around the card, and this is what I came up with. No stamping or colouring on this card which is a great time-saver.
I started with a 5 inch square piece of green cardstock, then following the directions on the back of the packaging, I punched the corners first, then the sides. It all worked out first go (phew!!). I then cut off one side of the punched cardstock (so then I had 3 sides with holly leaves), and attached the panel to a white square card to make the card a top-opening card. I did have to cut the white card down a little so that none of the white cardstock showed through the green holly borders. Gee, I hope that makes sense! Drop me an email if it doesn't!!
The gorgeous Vintage image is from a little pad called: ATC Collection - Christmas by Leisure Arts. See this pic of the pad:
The pad is about 65mm wide x 90mm long (or 2-1/2" x 3-1/2" if you are imperial) and there are 2 of each image. See this link here to the ATC Vintage Pads/Booklets at Fat Cat's Card Corner. There are all different types: pets, men, oriental, women etc. I did cut down my image a little then heavily distressed it with Antique Linen Distress ink and a seasponge. I then added some fine red glitter to all the berries. I used a pin to dob tiny little dots of Designer Dries clear adhesive so I didn't end up with giant blobs and a big mess. This panel is up on 1mm mounts (dimensionals).
I aged/distressed all the other parts of the card using the same Antique Linen ink.
I ran the designer paper thru my Cuttlebug using the Holly Ribbons embossing folder - I just wanted to have some extra texture to the card. Note that this folder is the LARGER size to regular ef's, ie: this one is 5" x 7". The designer paper is retired now but there are so many gorgeous Vintage papers out there that you would easily find a substitute.
The ribbon is made of silk and was attached in 2 separate elements to the card, and the bow itself was made with my Bow Easy.
I'm popping this card into the Splitcoaststampers 'Ways to Use It' Challenge WT289 of Holiday Headstart where you can make any sort of holiday card, eg: Christmas, Thanksgiving, etc.
Thanks again for stopping by - back in a few days with another card.
Ink: Tim Holtz 'Antique Linen' Distress
Designer paper: Basic Grey Fruitcake FRU-600 Holly Berries/Spearmint (retired)
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Holly Ribbons embossing folder, ATC Collection Christmas pad, silk ribbon 1-1/4" - 31mm wide, Bow Easy, 1mm mounts (dimensionals), fine red glitter, Designer Dries Clear adhesive (for glitter), seasponge, Cardstock: white, dark olive, burgundy
Punches: Martha Stewart Holly Leaves Combo