Saturday 19 November 2016

Another Christmas card for the stash

Morning all.
As November speeds along it's time to get those Christmas cards made and sent, we wouldn't have you resorting to buying them, now would we?
So over at Fantasy Stampers there's your chance to make a card for your stash by entering our latest challenge of -


OK, may not be your thing, a bit like me, but I did a bit of googling for inspiration and came up with this.

As we are a traditional stamping challenge I was struggling to find vintage style stamps in my stash but I saw these MB candles in a 'vintage' style card and thought I could do something with my Stampendous Christmas background stamp. The colours over at Merry Monday suggested a vintage theme also, more 50's than Victorian but hey, 50's is vintage!
After stamping my panel with the background stamp I distressed the edges and inked it with Hickory Smoke DI then glued it flat to a white base card. I cut an oval of the same card and distressed the edges then inked it with a mixture of Barn Door and festive Berries DI and a spritz of water for more dimension, a bit of distressed muslin was added to the back of the panel before the die cut candles complete with added bling was glued on top.
OK, that's it from me but for more inspiration please check out the rest of the team here.

I'd like to join in over at -



  1. Hi Julie this is a stunning card I love the design. I struggled with this theme too. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  2. Hi Julie, that die-cut is so beautifully detailed and looks fab against the red and I love that background! The muslim gives textur (not seen that used on a card before!) and the little gems are a lovely touch. Thank you for joining in at Uniko - Sue (GD) x

  3. Beautiful vintage card, Julie. Thanks for joining us this week at Merry Monday.

  4. Another beauty Julie. The candles look wonderful backed by the cheesecloth and red xx

  5. Gorgeous white candles and I love the background too!!

  6. Gorgeous Christmas card Jules, the muslin makes it very tactile, I like the colours.

    Love and hugs

  7. Beautiful card, love the designer paper and your colour combo. A lovely modern vintage style :) Thanks so much for joining in on the Uniko Challenge. Hugs Bev x

  8. I really like the colours you've used - so classic. The candles really pop against the red background. Lovely work. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Uniko this month! Deborah, DT.

  9. What a fabulous die!! Love it contrasted against the Xmas red x


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