Saturday, October 2, 2010

Vintage Card #5 from the Debbi Moore Vintage Christmas CD

Hi and welcome to my world :-)  Now that the school holidays are almost over, I am hoping to go back to my usual blog posting of Wednesdays and Saturdays. 

This is my 5th Design Team Vintage Christmas card from the Debbi Moore Vintage Christmas CD available from Fat Cat's Card Corner.  If this particular image looks familiar, it's because I made a card using it just over a month ago - see here.  But the main difference between that card and this one, is I did no distressing or aging on this one. 

I printed the image onto textured cream cardstock using the "Best" quality on my Canon printer - it looks like an oil painting up close - then added Christmas red stickles to the berries on Santa's hat.  If you look closely, you can see that the sun captured a little bit of the sparkle.

The background embossing was done with a gorgeous Cuttlebug folder 'Holly with Berries'.  I LOVE this folder - it is so pretty.

The bottom border was made with an old temperamental Woodware punch which was almost impossible to line up to get a perfect edge which made me grumpy 'cos I wasted alot of cardstock to get an edge that I still wasn't happy with {sigh}.  Love the design - but it's not worth the angst!  I have a Martha Stewart Around the page Holly Leaves punch from Fat Cat's Card Corner on order which I will get in the mail next week - I CAN'T WAIT to get it so I can kick my other punch to kingdom-come LOL!

I added the red pearls on the punched border so you would look at them instead of the uneven punching!

The GIANT pearl on the ribbon is not actually a pearl - it is a 30+ years old button which I inherited from a haberdashery shop my family had back in the 1970's.  I have quite a button collection......  All I did with this red pearl button was cut off the shank and glue it to the ribbon.  Just goes to show you should never throw anything out............

The sentiment was heat-embossed with gold embossing powder, and both the image and sentiment are up on mounts (dimensionals).

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.

Thanks again for stopping by - I'll be back in a few days!


Card Recipe:

Stamps:  Sentiment - Waltzingmouse 'Very Vintage Christmas' clear set

Ink:  Versacolor Gold pigment

Designer paper:  Cosmo Cricket 'Jolly by Golly' 6 x 6 Mini deck

Accessories:  Cuttlebug, Spellbinder Oval and Scalloped Oval Nestabilities, Debbi Moore Vintage Christmas CD, cream grosgrain ribbon, Bow Easy, mounts (dimensionals), Christmas red stickles, gold embossing powder, heat-gun, red pearls, red pearl button, Cardstock: cream textured, buttercream, soft sage green, soft red

Punches:  Woodware Holly leaf border punch


Sam said...

Such a beautiful Christmas card Jocelyn. I Love the image, and you are right...that embossing folder is very pretty! I like the story about the pearl button too...very cool.

Happy grand final re-run day!

Best wishes,

Anonymous said...

this is gorgeous! i remember your other card and you're right - this looks like a canvas. love the pearls and holly punched border.

Melissa Sauls said...

Oh this is absolutely LOVELY!! Love that vintage image!

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