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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:

Rita said...

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

Faith A said...

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.

Sarah said...

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

dutchess said...

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

Gibmiss said...

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

Christine Harrop said...

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

Sue said...

Lovely card.

Hope you've had a good weekend. Sue

Liz said...

I love the traditional Christmas scene. Beautiful card. xx

Veerle said...

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

Jacee said...

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

Jean said...

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

Pippa said...

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

jimlynn said...

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

Pat said...

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

Carol said...

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

Dr Sonia S V said...

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

Patricia said...

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

rachel said...

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

pam said...

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

Redanne said...

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

Sheila H said...

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

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful vintage Christmas card Mary
Kevin xx

Bonnie said...

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

Mrs A. said...

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.

brenda said...

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

Maxine D said...

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

Brenda said...

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

Shona Erlenborn said...

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

Pat said...

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

aussie aNNie said...

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

Donna said...

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

Pia S said...

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

Rainey's Craft Room said...

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

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Beautiful vintage Christmas card!

Loll said...

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

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

cuilliesocks said...

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

Kim Heggins said...

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

Lisa said...

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

Barbara (C) said...

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

Sandy said...

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

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful Christmas card and love the colouring
Carol x

Zoe Tant said...

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

Sarah Mabery said...

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

scrappymo! said...

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!