Happy Friday, All!
You know what I like about challenges? They inspire you to do things you have not tried, use product you have not used and meet other crafters. This week I scrolled through the challenges and was inspired to make a Christmas card.
The Santa silhouette is from a stamp set I have not used yet: Tim Holtz's Mini Holidays. Isn't that Santa the cutest? I love the retro/vintage feel to the stamp. The paper is Pink Paislee's City Sidewalks- also my first time using. I applied distress ink (old paper, antique linen, vintage photo) along all edges to emphasize the vintage look. Red velvet ribbon was assembled under the sentiment and I die cut poinsettias from red velvet ribbon and Kraft paper. Distress ink (fired brick) was added to the Kraft poinsettia. Twine was applied to the top of the tag (also from City Sidewalks collection). Black gems were used on Santa's die cut in the corners and scalloped lace along the edge as shown. There are several layers applied to the Kraft card stock base- which gives it a fun feel (hopefully!).
So, my first time playing with the stamp set and paper...and I look forward to using the product again. Also, I hardly ever do vintage and I love vintage! I definitely need more excuses to do this style.
For all the challenge hosts and design team members: thanks for the inspiration...and the excuses to craft!
Have a wonderful weekend.
The above card is entered into the following challenges:
Divas By Design, Bingo (distressing, lace, flowers)