Thursday, August 21, 2014

A Lovely Tree Vintage Christmas hand-stamped card

It's the end of Summer but I am excitedly planning for the Holidays... well, not really.  I am starting my Holiday Cards because I know that each Holiday Season goes by faster and faster.  Creating something pretty (like this elegant hand-stamped card) that will embody my love of vintage, nature and style makes my heart happy all year - having it done early makes me my heart happy during the holidays - lol.  Join me in creating this Holiday Vintage Card and let me know what you think (leave me a comment and Share this).
Create this Vintage Christmas Card with:
Lovely as a Tree stamp set (wood 128655/ clear 127793)
Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set (wood 128748/ clear 127802)
Typeset Specialty Designer Series Paper (133704)
Gold Foil Sheets (132622)
Basic Black card stock (121045)
Crumb Cake card stock (120953)
Crumb Cake ink pad (126975)
Jet Black Stazon ink pad (101406)
Watercolor Wonder Designer Washi Tape (133000)
Stampin' Sponges (101610)
1" Square Punch (124094)
Bone Folder (102300)
Stylish Stripes Embossing Folder (132174)
Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)
SNAIL (Simple Neat Affordable In-Line) adhesive (104332)
 
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The rich combination of Black, Crumb Cake and Gold add to the elegance of this simple nature card. Start this card when you stamp the edges with the pinecone branch using the Jet Black Stazon ink pad. 
 
Soften and distress the edge with the Crumb Cake ink on the Stampin' Sponge.  I love the way that adds depth, softness and age taking this card up a notch. 
 
Do you ever feel that crush of the Holidays, like it's hard to catch your breath, do it all and still capture some memories (I do, sigh)?  Feel LESS Stressed during the holidays when you think ahead! (My friend Christine does a large stack usually in January - she chips away at a bulk of the next year's cards while she has all her Holiday gear out!)  Get a JUMP Start on your Holiday Card making... start NOW!  Consider a fun Private Class (with me) and have your family and friends join you!   I hope that you enjoyed this Christmas in July hand-stamped card.  Don't Miss OUT on Upcoming Classes..   RSVP ASAP.  Delivering a hand-stamped card is the perfect way to show that you care, it's just that much more special!
Stamping the 'Merry Christmas' from the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set (carefully - this can smear and rock) on the Gold Foil Sheets.  The Jet Black Stazon is one of the few inks to show on the non-porous surface of the Gold Foil Sheets.
 
Add flair and make a banner after stamping the sentiment when you take the 1" Square Punch to the edges at an angle.  Punching the corner will create this flag.  It raises and shines using the Stampin' Dimensional adhesive.
Stamping this Lovely As A Tree Pine Tree on the Crumb Cake card stock with the Jet Black Stazon ink pad.  Soften the edges of this with our Stampin' Sponge in Crumb Cake ink for a continual softening and aging of this hand-stamped vintage card.
The lines in the Typeset Specialty Designer Series Paper and the Stylish Lines Embossing Folder* on the Basic Black card stock are a subtle mimic with texture.  Layer the stamped Lovely as a Tree on Crumb Cake card stock over the Striped (make sure the stripes will be the same direction) Typeset piece.  Using the Bone Folder run it across the edges (like you'd do for ribbon on a package) and it will curl for a elegant and distressed look.
 
 
Adding the Watercolor Wonder gold accented Designer Washi Tape to this will pick up the gold in the sentiment while breaking up the stripes.  Polka dots are such a cool and classic accent to any project.  Washi tape is a breeze to use!  Simply apply it and then (here I wrapped the edges behind the Basic Black embossed card) and tear it off!
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I've never been one to get ahead by pre-planning my gift and crafting... my mom always holiday shopped the next year during the after Christmas sales (I've NEVER been that organized - lol).  Crafting is such fun, doing it now, when there is no holiday stress and creating pretty hand-stamped holiday cards (and decorations, gift wrap, gift bags and more) will free me up to enjoy the holidays more (YAY!)  I hope that you enjoyed this pretty vintage hand-crafted Christmas card and will join me in getting a jump start on the holidays!
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