Sunday 27 November 2016

Cozy Christmas Wishes

Meet today's card.

I pulled out this Stampendous stamp that I have had for years and thought it was time to make a card using it.  Love the sweet, vintage look it has.

I began by masking off my white cardstock using Painter's tape and stamped the image using black Memento ink.  I colored the girls using Copic markers and sponged on some Distress inks around the images.  To add to the postcard feel, I stamped the Penny Black script faintly in the background.  It really helped to add further interest to the overall design.
 I splattered with white acrylic paint then added some Wink of Stella to their faces which unfortunately doesn't show up in the photo.
Lastly, I mounted the stamped image onto a piece of maroon paper that I had silver embossed on the edges.

 Adding my card to these challenges:


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Thanks so much for taking a look.

Supplies:  stamps- PB, Stampendous/ ink-Memento, Distress/ silver eb powder/ wh acrylic paint/ Copic markers/ sponge applicator/ Painter's tape/ Wink of Stella


LisaH said...

Gorgeous card Karen! I think the masking really sets it off nicely.

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Love the vintage look and the lovely traditional colours.

Christine Alexander said...

gorgeous, love the vintage colours and scene. The masking really makes the image pop against the white

Diane Jaquay said...

Love this, Karen!

nancy littrell said...

Sweet vintage style Karen. Your coloring and stamping layers add so much to your design. TFS my friend. Hugs Nancy

Stamping Bubbles said...

A great Christmas card. The stamp you have used has a fab vintage look to it. Thank you for sharing with us at Fantasy Stampers.
Crafty hugs

Verna Angerhofer said...

Gorgeous card and I love the vintage style of it.

Nstiz said...

Karen, You did an outstanding job with that fantastic image! Excellent job masking for that fabulous background. Any idea the name of that Stampendous stamp of the two girls! I'd love to hunt for that one!

Ina G said...

Such a beautiful traditional Christmas card of old Karen. Lovely colouring and great touch with the postal stamping.

SmilynStef said...

Love how those colors just pop

Susan said...

What a terrific vintage card for the holidays! Thanks for sharing at CAS on Sunday!

Gerrina said...

Good to see these stamp again; it still is such a beauty! Looks so good with the fresh colours you used. Thank you for joining us at TIME OUT!

Fabiola said...

cette catet est tout a fait charmante Patty, quelle jolie ambiance vintage, merci de jouer avec nous chez 52CCT, biz

Susan said...

Love the old fashioned look of this! It works perfectly with traditional red and green colours!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I like this! Very vintage. I really like that you used a bright green with the red, it's festive.

Greta said...

What a beautiful way to use that stamp, Karen! I have some similar ones that never get inked because I'm stumped on what to do. Love your coloring & the silver embossed edges! PS--I'm so honored you picked my OLS card--thank you! It truly is one of my favorites even though I could have made it 20 yrs ago as a beginner if I'd had good quality cardstock & Perfect Pearls--haha!

Mimi said...

Very cute card-- I totally appreciate all of the subtle detail, like the faint writing in the background and the Wink on the cheeks. Thank you for sharing at SOS!

Inkyfingers said...

What a gorgeous traditional card - I love it!
Thanks for sharing with us at ATSM and I hope you will join us again soon.

Deborah Frings said...

I really like the vintage look with the lovely bold colours. Lovely work. Thanks so much for playing along with 52CCT this week! Deborah, DT.

Nandini said...

Love the images and the colors are gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at ATSM. All the very best. Nandini DT

Julie B said...

What a super vintage image Karen and super masking of the frame.
So pleased you linked up at FAntasy Stampers. :)

Joyce said...

Fabulous vintage look. This card would be such fun to receive. Thanks so much for playing along at Time Out.

sandie said...

Gorgeous card and such a lovely vintage feel. Thanks for joining TO

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