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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Vintage Christmas Card with Santa

I made this card using papers from Maja Designs and a Christmas sentiment tag stamp from LOTV. The layout is inspired by this month's sketch over at House of Cards, and they want to see vintage or shabby chic cards  this week. I went with a Christmas theme as I really need to get the pile of Christmas cards to grow! I mounted the Santa, circle cut from a DP, to a die cut of kraft, decorated with white gesso and pearls. I added a strip of burlap for texture - I gave it the gesso treatment as well - and some seam binding ribbon. I machine stitched around the edges with a glitter thread - I think this card needed just a little bit of sparkle.

This card is for these challenges:
1) House of Cards - August Sketch + Shabby & Vintage
2) Crafty Boots - Christmas
3) Paper Playtime - Use Pearls
4) Crafty Catz - #195 Real or Faux Stitching with option of Material
5) Make it Monday - Anything Goes 

36 comments:

chrissy xx said...

What FABulous papers Pia...LOving these colours and texture...
The 'gesso' look is soooo pretty.
Chrissyxx

Deepti Stephens said...

Beautiful card Pia! Love the touch of burlap, gesso and pearls.. :)

Chrissy said...

Such a beautiful vintage Christmas card Pia..love the sepia colours, the texture with the burlap and love the Gesso detail..fabulous.

luv CHRISSYxx

Linda said...

Lovely vintage card, I love the use of glitter thread and that stuff can be really hard to sew with! I know what you mean about Christmas cards, I haven't done nearly enough yet lol Thanks for joining in the fun at Crafty Catz :) xx

Sue - bearhouse said...

A gorgeous vintage style card Pia. I love the Santa image, beautiful colours and the gold thread is such a fabulous touch.
Sue xx

Wishcraft said...

Love all your fab texture Pia, lovely card :o) Hugs, Lisa x

cotnob said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Pia, I love the muted colours and fabulous vintage image, such a good idea to use glitter thread.
Pauline
x

Lisa M said...

I would LOVE to see my Christmas cards grow too. So far I've watered the Christmas paper pack twice and nothing. Maybe it needs more direct sunlight....
Your shabby vintage card is GORGEOUS Pia. You've tackled several fabulous challenges all on one card.
hugs to you,
Lisa x

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Hi Pia - the mix of neutrals and vintage is so classy. Love the Santa image and your wonderful layout, and the gesso gives a feeling of snow on the burlap - a simply beautiful project, as always.
Hugs, Sylvia xx

Laine said...

Such a stunning vintage style Christmas creation Pia.
Laine
xx

MagsB said...

Oh what a lovely vintage card! I love the soft colours and the gorgeous traditional image!

love Mags B x

aussie aNNie said...

Brilliant vintage design and so perfect for the coming season of Christmas.xx

Donna Nuce said...

I love your vintage Santa and the cute gingham paper. Thanks for joining us at House of Cards again. Looking forward to seeing you again soon.

DIANA L. said...

Beautiful love the vintage lookI saw you on MIM I am # 35and #103, stop by I would
Love to have you visit.
This is so sweet.
DIANA L.
http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com

downrightcrafty said...

wow gorgeous love the colour
Hugs Kate xx

Janette said...

Beautiful card, love the image and design.
Thanks for sharing it with us at CraftyCatz this week.x

Wendy McCarthy said...

Lovely atmospheric card, love the colours Pia! Spotted it on MIM xx

Ruth M said...

Just gorgeous Pia, I love the gesso treatment you used! The colours and Santa image give such a feeling of warmth - a really charming and appealing card - as per usual! : )

It's always a pleasure to see you at HOC Pia, thanks so much for supporting us!

If you want to add to your Christmas card stash please consider playing along with us at 52 {C}CT I am the challenge hostess for Sept & have designed the challenges - I'd love you to take part in my challenges - and then to carry on playing along with us!
Ruth x

carol said...

super card, love the design...thanks for sharing with us at CRAFTY CATZ x carol

Cindy Groh said...

Love it. The painted burlap is a great touch.

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is so gorgeous Pia. A real vintage feel to it. Love the pearl and burlap features they finishes it off a dream.

Hugs
Cathy
xxxxxx

Loz said...

Fabulous christmas card Pia. I saw this on MIM..Loz

Dee's Craft Room said...

Beautiful card Pia, love your design and the colour palette you have used.

Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.

Dionne

Leikkaan Mervi said...

Beautiful card, love the wintery look and the papers;-))m

Tammy said...

WOW gorgeous Christmas card Pia! I love that fabulous vintage image and all of your textures! Thanks for joining us at HOC this week!
Hugs, Tammy

Lau W said...

So nice vintage card, love these papers ! Superb textures for this card, a beauty !
xxx

Patricia St Martin said...

Pia, Gorgeous! I need to do more Christmas cards all so. Love the fibers and the vintage image. Awesome papers and love the sparkle.
Hugs, Pat

Mynnette said...

This is SO gorgeous, Pia! LOVE the vintage Santa and I adore the tree paper! Your texture is great, too! Thanks for joining us at HOC--hope you join us again soon! Mynn xx

Marlies said...

A gorgeous Christmas card! I love the vintage look! the glitter thread is a good ides for Christmas cards, I must remember the idea. hugs, Marlies

Paper Profusion said...

Absolutely beautiful Pia! Love the pearl framing and the subtle sparkly stitching really sits well with the vintage hues and finishes it beautifully. Nicola x

Mrs.B said...

Hi Pia, This is a fabulous card, gorgeous papers, love the way you have used the image.
Avril xx

Sue B said...

Ooh this is gorgeous Pia… what a fab image and I love the frame with the pearls… the papers, tag and ribbon are just perfect and give the whole card a wonderful vintage feel… I love it !!
Hope you have a good weekend
Big hugs
Sue xx

scrappymo! said...

Now, you just know I will love this card! How I love a little burlap, a little gesso or cream paint and a wonderfully vintage Father Christmas.

Great job, Pia!

Jules occasionally vintage said...

Wow what a beautiful card! :) Love the vintage Santa image you used. Thanks for joining us at House of Cards this week jules

Vannessa said...

This is just gorgeous and a great Christmas card! Thanks for joining in the HOC challenge this week.

Hugs, Vannessa
HOC DT

Danielle Vincent said...

Oooohh I love this!! Such a great vintage card. You've made some awesome vintage creations lately. I've had fun catching up with your blog tonight. Hugs D