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4/12/2015

Christmas Card Club - Vintage

Good Morning. Finally made it back to Blogland after being MIA for a week, just in time for our bi-monthly Christmas Card Club Challenge. Our sweet Miss Rachel (Fisher's Cards and Crafts) selected today's theme: Vintage.   The image I chose was Fireside (Stampendous-R211). This wooden stamp was found at a Florida Michaels on a 50% Christmas sale. Since it was still not put away properly, easy to ink up for this challenge! Here goes:

- Stamped on cream colored c/s with Versafine Vintage Sepia rather than Memento Rich Cocoa, due to the fine detailing in the image. Used a stamp press since the block is rather largish.  I had intended to keep this card solely in sepia & cream tones. After looking at the image, decided to do very minimal coloring with the polychromos pencils, to attempt a Normal Rockwell look, and keep it matte. Pretty easy to color, very little shading done & no embellishments. I think the scene is pretty enough without adding other trimmings.

- 6x6 Christmas pack from the stash; then die cut the aperture with a S/B Card matting die. The DP is raised up with foam tape - which was the hardest part of this card....trying to get the opening straight.

- Elizabeth Craft die cut sentiment from a white snippet - 2 layers adhered - colored with a Wink of Luna green pen. It does have a nice glimmer IRL.

That's it for this one, folks. If you have time, please visit my fellow clubmembers, whose links are on the sidebar. It will be a pleasant way to spend your Sunday afternoon.

Thanks for joining me today, and tomorrow should see a new post as well. We came home to some lovely Easter cards, created by some wonderfully talented blogger friends, and I will be sharing those. Also a new purchase that just arrived (the Mysti stamping tool). If you don't know about Mysti, you're missing out. Bye and big hugs.

44 comments:

  1. What a fabulous vintage card Mary. I love vintage cards , but forgot it was due this weekend. However, I managed to make one. Hugs Rita xxx

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  2. I thought you had lost your way getting home from Florida LOL. Good to see you back.

    A Wonderful card Mary, love the image and the striped backing paper, you must be well on your way to filling your Christmas card list.

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  3. This is just what Christmas should look like Mary, a roaring fire a comfy chair and a Christmas tree...great job. Glad you had a safe journey back xx

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  4. Hi Mary glad you are back safe!......loving that stamp ...your card is stunning ...so many elements to look at in that vintage picture...xxxxxxx

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  5. Hi Mary
    Fabulous Vintage card... Great for the Challenge....
    Hugs Sylvie xxx

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  6. A really lovely old fashioned Christmas scene Mary. A great card for this challenge. Hugs Christine xx

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  7. Lovely card.

    Hope you've had a good weekend. Sue

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  8. I love the traditional Christmas scene. Beautiful card. xx

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  9. Hi Mary,
    Long time no see, i hope all is well ? Gorgeous card, cosy scenery. Hugs, Veerle xxx

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  10. What a lovely scene Mary, if only everyone's Xmas was like this, perfect, a really lovely card!
    hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

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  11. What a lovely cosy scene for your vintage style Christmas card Mary. I love these postcard style stamps from Stampendous, I have got two of them but haven't seen this one before.
    I'm glad you got home safely, and hope you enjoyed the break.
    Jean x

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  12. I could happily sit in front of that fire Mary. Lovely card.

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  13. Beautiful!!!! Love that matte look finish to this wonderful Christmas card. SOOOOO pretty!!
    Lynn

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  14. This is so pretty Mary and love that new stamp. I must say I am intrigued by the Misti, no doubt you will explain all. x

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  15. A gorgeous vintage card Mary, love the fireside scene. Carol x

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  16. It looks so elegant and beautiful
    Cheers
    Dr Sonia
    Cards Crafts Kids Projects

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  17. Great to see you back Mary.
    Love your beautiful vintage card. Great image and design.
    Patricia xxx

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  18. this is really beautiful Mary - your fireside image is just delightful - really inviting! Big hugs and thanks for joining my challenge - hugs Rachel xx

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  19. Beautiful Christmas scene Mary, love the colors, cosy fire..
    Pam.

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  20. That really is the most perfect Christmas image, it looks so inviting and I love the stripey background too. A beautiful Christmas card Mary! Hugs, Anne xx

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  21. This is so pretty, Mary. The vintage look is perfect. So glad you all made it home safely :)

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  22. Beautiful vintage Christmas card Mary
    Kevin xx

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  23. What a warm, cozy card, Mary! How lucky to find this stamp on sale!

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  24. Stamped image looks gorgeous. I really thought it was a pre coloured one. Sets the card off beautifully. O envious that you have a Misti.

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  25. Welcome back Mary, I hope you feel refreshed from your trip to the sunshine.

    There's a lovely homely feel about your Christmas card, warm and cosy and the traditional colours never fail to please do they.

    Have a good week,

    B x

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  26. Mary this is so peacefully beautiful! Love your soft colouring, and the way the image takes the eye straight away.
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  27. Wow Momma Mary, this is a beautiful vintage card! I love the scene and love the way you colored it. The DP you used is so pretty and goes so perfectly with your stamped image. Very Christmasy!! Hugs, Brenda

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  28. Welcome home Mary! Love your cozy Christmas scene. Beautiful coloring!

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  29. Oh Mary I love this card, so prettily vintage and the nice bold striped background goes beautifully. Great to see you back here and hope you had a good break and that all is ok with you. x

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  30. Love your Christmas vintage card Mary and your photos of Sunny florida below look so inviting.xxx{aNNie My Personal Blog}Emoji

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  31. This is gorgeous, Mary! I love decorated mantels anytime of year but Christmas is even more special. Beautiful card!

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  32. What a lovely vintage image, this scene feels so cozy and warm, a beautiful traditional styled card!

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  33. A lovely vintage image Mary, just what you imagine Christmas to be sitting beside a warm cosy fire with the tree lights twinkling. Gorgeous card.
    Lorraine

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  34. Hi Mary. Love your cozy fireside Christmas scene. Glad you're home safe from your trip.

    Oh, and love your new header!! :) xx

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  35. Hello Mary, gorgeous card, love the colours and the image has such an old fashioned feel, hugs Kate x

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  36. What a fabulous image...reminds me of Christmas morning and hoping for a peek of Santa...love the wonderful scene you created.

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  37. This is so gorgeous!! I love the beautiful scene you've created!! The coloring is just fabulous!! What a beautiful card!! Have a great day :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  38. Hello Mary - hope you are well. We are enjoying a lovely Spring in Kent, UK at the moment and my garden hosts a veritable cornucopia of Tulips Anemone and daffodils...oh and BTW your vintage card is beautiful!
    Barbara

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  39. Love your Christmas card Mary -- I should be busy unpacking but I decided to do a little blog time instead!!

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  40. Beautiful Christmas card and love the colouring
    Carol x

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  41. Mary you've coloured this in so well. You are right about just enough colour and it's a gorgeous card. Zx

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  42. Such a cozy scene. I like the soft way you colored it. It definitely has that Norman Rockwell feel.

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  43. Great vintage card. Can' t remember if I commented on this one yet or not!

    Love the image and your lovely vintage feel. The Wink of Luna glimmer is amazing!

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