Thursday, 5 July 2012

Add A Little Vintage To Christmas Cards

I promised a second card in the series created for this month's Christmas Stamp A Stack using the SIMPLY SCORED  scoring tool from Stampin' Up!®, and here it is. 

This time I've used a REGULAR STAMPIN' WHEEL - named Music Notes. I inked it up with VERSA MARK and (most importantly, dusted the card with the EMBOSSING BUDDY) then rolled across the EARLY ESPRESSO  card in a freehand motion. 

I used the new scalloped EDGELITS DIE - from the ADORNING ACCENTS (you can find this in our Autumn/Winter Mini Catalogue) to create the decorative edge on the Espresso card. 

The base card is made using CRUMB CAKE  - I always want to call this biscuit for some reason! - and I've used Early Espresso Classic Ink with the beautiful EN FRANCAIS background stamp from Stampin' Up!

I'll share a little trick here. Those of you who are familiar with this very large stamp will know that it will not stamp across a Landscape version of an A5 card without a join in the middle. (If you want the writing going the correct way) So I stamped it quite lightly and re-stamped right next to it. Doing this freehand usually results in a slightly skewed alignment, so I bring out my most used stamps from Stampin' Up! - FRENCH FOLIAGE - and cover the join with a splotch! It is very Vintage and combined with some sponging around the edges makes for another interesting part of the card. 

I love the PINKING HEARTS BORDER punch and find myself using it quite often with the rosettes. The tiny pattern really lends itself to the concertina folding. Once again I used some paper from the gorgeous MOCHA MORNING  Specialty Designer Paper.

Hope you like the card and find some inspiration to get started on your own Christmas Cards if you haven't already. You can contact me via my Demonstrator Business Website if you'd like further information on any of my projects.

Until next time 

Stay Crafty and Stay Happy


  1. Thanks Elle, Think you could do wonders with this combination of techniques.

  2. Ann what a beautiful card, loving the Espresso and Gold!


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