Hello friends…I hope you all are well!
I’m back today with a card that I created for the Stampers Anonymous Facebook Live Holiday release that Tim hosted a few weeks ago…
If you didn’t have a chance to watch it you can use this link and take a peek.
So many lovely and inspirational cards, you’re sure to find a bunch of inspiration for all your holiday makes.
Today’s card uses 2 new sets from the Holiday Release, Scenic Holiday (CMS391) and Yuletide Gathering (CMS390).
I am constantly inspired by the everyday vintage things that I have in my house or those that have decorated my life. This card is special to me because it was inspired by the vintage Christmas dishes that my mom collected for many years. They are a Johnson Brothers pattern made in England called The Friendly Village. The pattern on the dishes is a winter scene, so when I saw the Scenic Holiday (CMS391) and Yuletide Gathering (CMS390) stamp sets together, I knew instantly what type of card I wanted to create. These stamp sets are BEAUTIFUL and create a perfectly vintage Christmas card.
…here’s a peek of the card displayed on one of the dinner plates.
I also knew that a combination of Distress Mica Flakes, Clear Rock Candy Glitter and Resist Spray would compliment the card and mimic a crackled or crazed feel. Just like those lovingly worn dishes that we found on our junkin’ trips!
Here’s an up-close look at the Resist Spray, Glitter and Distress Mica Flake background …so swoon worthy and yummy, who says you can’t use mica flakes on a card. In fact, if I could, I’d put that stuff on everything. 😉 it’s so vintage YUM!
I wish that you could feel it.
So.. I am dedicating this card to my mom, because just like those dishes and our hunt for vintage junk, I know she would have loved it! ♥️
I started by stamping the skating scene from the Scenic Holiday set with Black Soot Archival Ink onto a piece of Distress Watercolor Paper. I used my Stamp Platform to stamp the image because I wanted to get very crisp details, and the best way to do that was to stamp the scene a couple times with the stamp platform.
After the image was dry, I colored it with a variety of Distress Markers and a detail water brush and dried in-between colors with my heat tool until it was complete.
Then I blended a little Pumice Stone Distress Ink around the scene, spritzed it with a couple drips using my Distress Sprayer, dabbed the drips with a towel and dried with my heat tool.
I trimmed down the paper and stamped a pine branch from the Yuletide Gathering stamp set with Black Soot Archival Ink to the right and left of the scene.
Then I stamped the mistletoe and colored those images with distress markers and the detail water brush and set it aside and began working on the background.
I stamped a combination of greenery around the edge of a larger piece of Distress Watercolor paper with Ground Espresso Archival Ink. After it was dry I blended the background with a combination of distress inks and oxides. I spritzed the background with drips of water, dabbed it up with a towel and dried it with a heat tool.
I placed my background paper within a splatbox and sprayed the outside edges of the paper with Resist Spray and promptly sprinkled the paper with a bit of Distress Mica flakes and a couple sprays of Clear Rock Candy Glitter that I had in a Glitter Duster. Then I set it aside to air dry.
(FYI ON RESIST SPRAY- please be mindful with resist spray as it is a PERMANENT adhesive.. I always spray it within my splatbox or a cardboard box. Whatever it comes in contact with will permanently have resist spray on it.)
YUM, look at that vintage glittery yumminess!
I trimmed a piece of watercolor paper to fit behind the colored skating scene then randomly stamped the Music background stamp (CMS358) with Fired Brick Distress Ink. When the red ink was dry I blended Ground Espresso around the edges. I dripped some water onto the background, dabbed it up with a towel and dried it with my heat tool.
I stamped the phrase with Black Soot Archival Ink onto a scrap of watercolor paper and embossed it with Clear Embossing Powder.
I lightly stamped some of the music onto the strip and blended it with Fired Brick Distress Ink and a little Walnut Stain Distress Ink.
I stitched with red thread and my sewing machine around the outside of the scene and trimmed and bent the phrase strip to create a banner.
I tied a bow with some red ribbon and added a couple idea-ology tiny bells to the left corner of the scene.
Then I adhered the card together onto a card base.
With that, my card was complete…
Thank you so much for stopping by today, I hope to see you here again soon!
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Gather Your Supplies-
Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous- Scenic Holiday (CMS391), Yuletide Gatherings (CMS390), Music and Advert (CMS358), Glitter Duster, Splatbox
Tim Holtz/Tonic- Tonic Guillotine Paper Trimmer, Tonic Shears
Tim Holtz/Idea-ology- Tiny Bells
Tim Holtz/Ranger- Distress Watercolor Paper, Ground Espresso and Black Soot Archival Ink, Clear Embossing Powder
Distress Ink- Pumice Stone, Walnut Stain, Fired Brick
Oxide Ink- Ground Espresso
Distress Markers- A Variety of Colors
Distress Tools/Mediums- Distress Sprayer, Media Mat, Heat it Heat Tool, Blending Tools, Distress Collage Matte Medium, Distress Mica Flakes, Distress Resist Spray, Clear Rock Candy Glitter
Other- Sewing Machine, Red Thread
Theresa Grdina says
Omgosh. This card takes my breath away. It’s so vintage-y…so beautiful. I love it. Thank you for sharing.
Anita Houston says
Just stunning, from the icy background to the stitching and coloring on the image!
Absolutely gorgeous. Thank you for sharing how you did it. I have all the ingredients (happy dance) so I can copy this lovely creation. Off to play…
Lovely card Stacy. The colours, the texture along the outer edging. Looks great and of course the bow with bells 🙂 I am sure my Mum would love it. She used to make cards and paint. I miss her. I am very partial to the vintage vibe. Thanks for sharing.
absolutely amazing card Stacy. Love the resist spray technique! Gotta try that!
Tom Gray says
I never cease to be amazed… you have outdone yourself with this holiday card!!!
Sabina wilson says
Love the card I have those same dishes tons of them no wonder the card has such appeal
This is such a beautiful card that you have created. I love the vintage feel. Can you show us how to tie the ribbon and attach on a card like you have done? Thank you, Stacey, I appreciate your talent. Thank you for sharing.
Sheree Timmermans says
such an amazing vintage feel. The card shows a lot of love and nostalgia. Beautiful. Thanks for sharing!!
Sherry T says
Love it, pinned it! The Resist Spray and Mica Flakes, yummy indeed!
Mitzi Wallace says
Absolutely a Vintage Beauty!
Thank you so much for detailing the layer of mica and glitter!
Sara Emily Barker says
You have captured that vintage feel! Just jaw dropping, Stacy! I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving today!
Renee Thompson says
Wow wow wow, this card is just breathtaking! Thank you for sharing. You’ve definitely inspired me to up my game!
Danita Hollander says
I’m just in awe of your work! Mouth agape! ❤️ Just Wow!