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Friday, July 6, 2012

Monochromatic Vintage Christmas Card


I've used the sketch from "Sketch N Stash" as inspiration for my design.
I've kept to a color scheme with brown and beige tones and went for a vintage inspired look.
I've used a Spellbinder die to make a frame for the image, which is cut out from design paper.
For the sentiment I've used a rubber stamp from Panduro, and I've used dies to cut out the snowflakes.
All elements have been inked with "old paper" Distress Ink. I've also used some brown lace.













This card is entered in the following challenges:
1) Sketch and Stash - Sketch (Neglected stash used: brown lace)
2) Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge -Acrostic Christmas Letters (Snow, Angel, Monochromatic)
3) Through the Craftroom Door - Christmas in July (2nd entry)
4) 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown - Anything Goes (2nd entry)
5) Hooked on Crafts - Christmas in July (2nd entry)
6) Lollipop Crafts - Christmas in July (2nd entry)
7) Christmas Card Challenges - Monochromatic
8) Jingle Belles - Walking in a Vintage Wonderland
9) Card and Scrap - Wings
10) Make it Monday - Anything Goes

29 comments:

Annie Anya said...

Pia this is just gorgeous lol...love it to bits. Thanks for your comments and have included the website for templates free...
http://www.card-making-magic.com/twistedeaselcard.html
if you have any problems let me know...luv annie

Chrissie said...

Absolutely beautiful!
I love this vintage image and your papers and colour combo are perfect.
Thanks for joining Sketch N Stash.
Chrissie xx

Marjorie said...

This is really beautiful hun..
Thanks for joining with us this week at Make it Monday..

Remember, to be in the running to win the prize from our sponsor this week just leave a comment for another entry. Be sure to mention you saw them on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning!

Hugs,
Marjorie
xx

Ruth M said...

Pia, this is a perfect vintage Christmas card, I love your brown and beige combo!
Thanks for sharing your card with us at 52 CCT! Ruth x

Karons Krafty Korner said...

Christmas in July:-) This is a fabulous card I'm popping in from the MIM linky too. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving such a lovely comment.

-x-Nat-x- said...

Oh this is beautiful!! Love the vintage feel and that image is adorable!!
Saw you on MIM
Nat -x-

Skye said...

A gorgeous card. Love your image and colours. You do this style so very well

lauren bergold said...

what a BEAUTIFUL vintage image and a lovely card. i like the monochromatic palette with the little pops of the white snowflakes. really lovely!

~@ngie~ said...

what a great Christmas card.. I do love mono cards :)

Thanx for joining in with us over at Sketch N Stash... good luck :)

Hugz Angie xXx

Jean Straw said...

What an adorable image, and I love the monochrome colour scheme. I saw this at MIM. Jean x

Barb King said...

Love the colors, and what a sweet little girl!

sue - bearhouse said...

WOW!! This is stunning, I love the image and the colours are wonderful

Sue

Janet - aka stacky said...

Your card is gorgeous I love the image and the colours you chose.
Thank you for joining in the fun with us at Sketch n Stash x

Brigitte said...

What an amazing card!!!! Love the soft tones! Thanks for joining us this week at CCC and we hope to see you again next challenge. Hugs, Brigitte

Cheryl said...

So sweet! I love the vintage image you used.

Mynnette said...

Another gorgeous card, Pia! LOVE the vintage image and the gorgeous monochrome! Thanks for joining us at 52CCT! :)

nedergaard said...

What a beautiful Christmas card... love the christmas stamp

Tak fordi du deltager i vores udfordring hos Card and Scrap

Happy Days said...

Just dropped by to say thanks for the lovely comment you left on my blog. I'm really glad that I did as you have some gorgeous work on your blog. I love this vintage card - it's beautiful. Claire x

Darlene Lyons said...

Outstanding card! Wonderful vintage look! Simply beautiful! Thanks for joining us in TTCRD! I added myself as one of your followers.

SmilynStef said...

What a sweet little angel ... so glad you joined us at jingle belles.

Julia said...

Absolutely in love with your project! Thanks for sharing!
I saw this on Make it Monday!
These are my entries: # 129, #158, #160, #162, # 250 and #252 (Candy Alert) would love it if you could visit.
Hugs,
Julia

Renee said...

Pia, this is stunning! Love it! I saw this on MIM.

Judy McKay said...

Beautiful card. Lovely design. Thank you for joining us at Holly Jolly Christmas challenges this week.

Meighan Wheller said...

A lovely card Pia. Love the angel paper and the very elegant design!! Wonderful!! Thanks for joining us at Holly Jolly Christmas Challenges. Regards Meighan

LindaBrun said...

Et lekkert julekort og vakre farger.
Kjempekjekt at du tok utfordringen min inne hos Jingle Belles.

Margo said...

A very elegant looking card!!
Thanks for playing along at CCC!!

Marvine said...

Awesome. love the vintage cupid. :)

Barbara said...

Amazing snowflakes... and amazing card!

Cyndi said...

Very beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Lollipop Crafts for our July challenge!