Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Sleigh Ride

Hi and welcome to Merry Monday!  Today's challenge comes to us from Nina, who has challenged us to create a vintage-style Christmas card.


I'm not 100% happy with my card - it's been a while since I made a vintage card and it took a long time to come up with something vintage-y.


I decided to channel Nina, our challenge hostess, and use patterned paper for my card.  All three panels on this card come from my Secret Santa gift from Sue, my fellow Merry Monday team member.  Thanks, Sue!

I stamped the sleigh using Archival Black ink and sponged and distressed the edges.  I did the same with the other two panels but didn't distress the sentiment panel.  Instead I popped that up on dimensional tape. 

I finished off the card with a brown button and some twine.


Thanks for visiting.  The rest of the design team have some wonderful vintage creations to tempt you, so make sure you check them out.

Products used:

Stamps:  In the Meadow (PTI)
Ink:  Archival Black, Vintage Photo Distress Ink
Cardstock:  Crumb Cake, Kaisercraft Gingerbread Patterned Paper
Accessories:  Linen Thread, button

Cheers
Karren

14 comments:

Michele Henderson said...

Your card looks great! I love the man in the sleigh!

Samra Leshinski said...

What a great vintage card Karren!!! Love it!!!

Marika said...

Very "cool" vintage card! Just be proud of it!

Anne Marie Hile said...

Karren, this is lovely! A beautifully vintage holiday card!

Marina said...

Very striking card - the big text looks great and I love the button and twine embellishment. I hope you don't mind that I've pinned it for inspiration.

Lyn said...

Oh I think this is gorgeous <3 love it!!

Bonnie said...

Love this sleigh, Karren, and the paper is just perfect! The button and twine are the perfect embellishments! Hope you have a great week!

Wendy said...

You did fabulous on your vintage card, Karren! Just love the image you used and your papers! Great job! :)

Kristie Goulet said...

Great job with the challenge, Karren! The stamp and paper are perfect.
Have a great week!

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

I think it turned out perfect Karren!!

Deanne :)

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

Karren, I think your card has a classic and elegant vintage feel!! Great job!

Susangail Powell said...

I think what I love most about your card is that it's vintage while still being CAS - I LOVE it!!!

Ingrid said...

I love your card! I'm totally curious what you don't 100% like about it. The colors keep drawing me in every time I see it! :)

Notes by Nina said...

Fantastic card Karren, I love this silhouette and the layout you used.