Wednesday, December 22, 2010

An Old Fashioned Christmas...

Hi everyone! I'm sure you are all quite busy with Christmas preparations, so I'll keep today's post a bit shorter. I'll be back later with the supply list for you. This card was made for someone who I thought would like a more vintage-type look.


I used blue Amuse gingham paper (love gingham!) and red twine with PTI's banner die to add to the vintage look. I almost wanted it to look like an old ad for Christmas candy canes. ;)

I colored the candy canes using colored pencils. I liked the softness of the pencils vs. copics. I think it made the candy canes look a little more vintage-y.


And the inside sentiment, which works nicely for a vintage-inspired card.



Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful, happy and very sunshine-filled Christmas!

ETA: Supply List (All PTI unless otherwise listed.)
Stamps: Holiday Jar Fillers, Banner Builder, Compliments of the Season (stars, Waltzingmouse)
Ink: Dark Chocolate, Rocket Red (Brilliance)
Paper: Kraft, Rustic Cream, Blue Gingham (Amuse)
Dies: Labels No. 8 (Nesties), Banner Builder
Other: Pure Poppy twine, red rhinestones (Michaels)

13 comments:

Diane Jaquay said...

Wow Monica, this is FABULOUS! I really love how the candy canes look stamped on the gingham paper! Your coloring looks wonderful, and I think you achieved your goal of giving this a vintage feel :)

Cathy Weber said...

Very pretty Monica. I love the colored pencil look on those candy canes. Those candy canes are my favorite image for Friendship Jar Holiday Fillers. The twine is the perfect finishing touch.

Linda said...

Wonderful card! Love your coloring. The composition is great and I love the shape. Great job!!

Rhonda said...

Love the colored pencil candy canes. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Sharron said...

Fabulous card! The coloring is wonderful and I love how you combined the gingham, twine and soft coloring to create a vintage feel.

Sue Ann said...

OH MY ...... this is so wonderful!! I LOVE THOSE CANDY CANES!!!

BethieJ said...

Monica I LOVE it!! LOVE the candy canes.. such a GREAT card!!
Merry Christmas!

Nerina said...

What beautiful details you've included in this Monica! I love the baker's twine tying the canes together and the dimensional sentiment banner especially! What a gorgeous card to receive!

Merry Christmas to you and your hubby! I hope that it is full of blessings and much joy!

Laurie said...

Monica this is so cute!! I just love how you colored ont he patterned paper! There are so many fun details here! Adorable! Merry Christmas!!

Lisa F. said...

Love, love, love!!! This is gorgeous! Great job!

Kara said...

beautiful card!! Hope you had a very merry christmas!

Stephanie said...

Wow!!! This card is just gorgeous!!! Love it.

Anna (doctorfoodie) said...

This is so sweet - you did a great job on 'vintage'! I love that you used pencil crayons to colour in, and the background paper and snowflakes are perfect!!

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