Friday, December 24, 2010

Stamp-It Australia Reindeer Text - Vintage-style Christmas card

Hi and thanks for stopping by :-)

I made another quick and simple Vintage-style Christmas card (well, my style of vintage anyway...) - no colouring on this one - and now that the recipient has it in her hot little hands, I can post it here on my Blog.  The image is a lovely stamp by Stamp-It Australia called "Reindeer Text", and was stamped with Versafine Vintage Sepia ink onto cream cardstock, then aged heavily using Antique Linen Distress ink and a seasponge.  I added a tiny red pearl to his nose.  Here is a little close-up so you can see:

The designer paper is by Cosmo Cricket which I have had in my stash for ages.  The paper actually has 4 different designs on each side of the one 12" x 12" sheet including some diecut embellishments which you are supposed to fold up into a Mini Album and then glue on the embellies as page dividers - in fact, it's called:  Cosmo Cricket - Itty Bitty Album - Winter Wonderland.  But I decided to use the small pieces of paper for my cards rather than making an album.  It seems to still be available at some on-line stores in Australia, but I imagine it won't be available for much longer.  I aged the edges of the designer paper as well as the burgundy and dark brown cardstock.

The ribbon was attached in 2 separate elements, and the bow itself was made with my Bow Easy plus I glued on a burgundy button using Crafter's Pick glue.  I was tempted to add some flowers or some sort of embellishment, but I had nothing that matched, and in the end, decided to just leave the card "as is" - sometimes it's nice to just keep things simple.


I'm popping this card into the Splitcoaststampers 'Ways to use it' Challenge WT297 of Basically Brown.

Now that it is the Summer school holidays here in Australia for about 6 weeks, I won't be updating my Blog quite as often - but I'll update as often as I can.  Plus I will take the opportunity to do some overdue maintenance on the computer.

May I take this opportunity to say thank you so much for visiting my Blog, and for all your support, comments and encouragement since I started blogging in March - I feel very blessed and thankful for you all being a part of my world.   And lastly, I would like to wish you all a very happy and safe Christmas - and may all your dreams come true in 2011. 

{{{hugs}}} to you all :-)


Card Recipe:

Stamps:  Stamp-It Australia Reindeer Text 3902E foam-mounted rubber

Ink:  Versafine Vintage Sepia, Tim Holtz Antique Linen Distress

Designer paper:  Cosmo Cricket - Itty Bitty Album - Winter Wonderland (retired)

Accessories:  Seasponge, Cuttlebug, Spellbinder Circle Nestabilities, Bow Easy, burgundy grosgrain ribbon, burgundy button, red pearl, Crafter's Pick Incredibly tacky glue, Cardstock: cream, burgundy, dark brown

Punches:  Stampin' Up corner punch


Dawn B. said...

This is beautiful..I LOVE his nose. You did such a great job with this..

MARY B said...

Another fab card, Hope you have a lovely Christmas. Mary x

Debbie M said...

WOW this is gorgeous also!!! And I love your 'bear' card in previous post - actually I love all your work!

Debbie M

Michelle said...

Merry Christmas to you & your family Jocelyn!! Thanks so much for your friendship & for always leaving wonderful comments on my blog. You always make me smile :)

Sudha - Art Admirer said...

Beautiful work dear. Love the ribbon too.
Thanku for ur sweet comment on my blog dear.

Anonymous said...

wow, i love your style of vintage, jocelyn! the image is beautiful and so is the paper - i love it. your attention to detail always shows. thanks for popping by to comment and for leaving me encouraging comments. wishing you all the best for this new year!

Denise Marzec said...

What a gorgeous card. Love the little red pearl you added for his nose. Hehe! Fun!

Happy New Year, Jocelyn!

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