Saturday, November 6, 2010

Vintage Christmas card using Martha Stewart Holly Combo punch

Hi and thanks for visiting my little world :-)

I couldn't help myself - I just HAD to do another one of "my style" Vintage Christmas cards incorporating my gorgeous Martha Stewart Holly Combo punch.  Now I don't do all the distressed, ripped and torn edges and rough stitching etc that other Vintage cardmakers do; that's not really my "thing" - so this is just my take on what I perceive as Vintage-style. 

The image is from the Debbi Moore Vintage Christmas CD which I printed onto white cardstock with my Canon printer using the High Quality setting then added some red glitter to all the holly berries.  This main image is up on 1mm mounts.  The Vintage diecut corners are from my Cuttlebug Vintage Die set and these are up on 2mm mounts.

Because I LOVE lots of texture on my cards, I ran my designer paper thru my Cuttlebug using the Holly Berries embossing folder - although you can't really tell now that the ribbon covers it LOL!  I ran the burgundy cardstock underneath the Holly border thru my Cuttlebug too using the Textile embossing folder.  I did run the cardstock thru twice as the square of cardstock was bigger than the embossing folder - didn't really need to match up the pattern - I just wanted the appearance of texture around the edges.

I did 'age' each layer including the image and sentiment panel quite heavily with Antique Linen Distress Ink and a seasponge.

The sentiment was stamped with Burgundy pigment ink and heat-embossed.  To do the holly on the sentiment panel, I punched a scrap of dark olive cardstock with the Holly corner punch, then used my small curved-blade scissors to cut a little section off and neaten up the curves/stems to make it look better.  I punched three tiny circles from burgundy cardstock using my Doily Lace punch as the leftover circles after using the punch were the perfect size.  Of course, if you didn't have this punch, you might have another border punch that leaves little leftover circles - I just didn't have a circle punch THAT tiny for the berries.   I always love to look at the leftovers of what my border punches punch out - often you can get useful little things to use like little hearts or circles, or even snowflakes.  I added some red glitter to the holly berries too.  This panel is up on 1.5mm mounts.

The gorgeous silk ribbon was attached in 2 separate elements and the bow itself was made with my Bow Easy.  

I popping this card into the Splitcoaststampers Ways to Use it Challenge WT233 of 'Very Vintage'.  See this link for the deets. 

Well, phew - that's about it.  Thanks for stopping by!


Card Recipe:

Stamps:  Sentiment from Waltzingmouse Stamps - Very Vintage Christmas clear stamp set

Ink:  Versacolor Burgundy pigment, Tim Holtz Antique Linen Distress

Designer paper:  Basic Grey Fruitcake FRU-600 Holly Berries/Spearmint (retired)

Accessories:  Cuttlebug, Holly Berries + Textile embossing folders, Cuttlebug Vintage Die set, Spellbinder Oval Nestabilities, clear embossing powder, heat-gun, 1mm/1.5mm/2mm mounts (dimensionals), Debbi Moore Vintage Christmas CD, Bow Easy, Silk ribbon 1.25"/32mm wide, seasponge, red glitter, Cardstock: white, buttermilk, dark olive and burgundy

Punches:  Martha Stewart Holly combo + Doily Lace edge


Sudha - Art Admirer said...

awesome. Lovely work. I like it.

Sudha - Art Admirer said...

Thanku Jocelyn for ur sweet comment on my blog.

She&He+3+3 said...

Wow! What a truly beautiful & inspirational card!
BUT oh dear, I think I NEED that MS punch set now lol.
Thank you for sharing =)

Anonymous said...

beautiful!! i love the burgundy with the green and of course your holly punch. all the added details are perfect!

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