Sunday, August 3, 2014

A Vintage Christmas Card

In this hot summer I'm sharing a Christmas card:

It is based on the sketch at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge:

I did want to use the sketch like it is shown above.  I've even gathered some of my favorite butterfly stamps and the paper that goes well with those stamps.  But I didn't like them.  So I rotated the sketch counterclockwise for 90 degrees and made a Christmas card.  Butterfly stamps, let's wait for next time. :)

It is almost impossible (at least for me) to stamp once to get the horses and sleigh image complete.  So I stamped it twice - once on the background paper and once on the red strip with embossing ink, then emboss both with ultra fine black embossing powder, then line up the two so they appear to be one image. 

I love silhouette stamps.  They appeal magically to me.  When I saw this set designed by Tim Holtz last year I bought it immediately.  He has just released this year's Christmas sets and I guess my bank will be broken.  Hahaha~ 

My card is linking up to the following:
My Perfect Life - Christmas card
A Gem of a Challenge - Embossing
Completely Christmas - Anything Goes
Left of Center - Christmas in August
Winter Wonderland - Anything Christmas
Fantastic Tuesday - Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge - see above image

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Fabulous card hun loving the silhouette - thanks for playing along at Completely Christmas hugs Judith DT x

  2. Very pretty! I really like the simplicity of it, simple yet stunning. Thanks for playing along with AHSC!

  3. This is great how you took this sketch and made it your own! Great job! Kristen AHSC

  4. reat take on this weeks sketch ! Thanks for joining us at AHSC!

  5. So elegant - love the bold black! Thanks for playing along with AHSC!

  6. I love this stamp! A beautiful job! Thanks for sharing! :)

  7. very nice card! thanks for sharing in the AHSC.

  8. A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at Winter Wonderland.

  9. How elegant that silhouette looks against the patterned background! Perfect design.

  10. Sorry - forgot to say - Thanks a lot for joining in with my Festive 48. Hope you can link up again next week. Marina

  11. Fabulous! I love your take on the sketch you've used, great card. Thanks for joining us at Left of Center! mo x

  12. A fabulous card. love the design...thanks for joining us at A Gem Of A Challenge!
    Helen x

  13. This is a fabulous card, I love your silhouette image.
    Thank you for joining us at a Gem of a Challenge.