Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Vintage snowman

I was determined to play along with the lovely Jingle Belles this fortnight, where Lauren and Stef are challenging us to create a vintage Christmas card, which they do once a year. When I think of vintage cards, my first thought is of usually of multiple layers, but I figured I would try my hand at a one-layer vintage Christmas card this year.


If you look closely, you will see that I ended up with two layers, but that's because I started my card with a panel of watercolour cardstock. I created my background using the smooshing technique with distress oxide inks (Antique linen and a little Vintage photo). After my panel was dry, I stamped my snowman (Christmas Blueprint, Stampers Anonymous, which has been patiently waiting in my stash to be used) using Vintage photo DOI and carefully sprayed a little water to let the distress ink spread just a little. I tried bleaching out some of the ink on the snowman's body with the help of a waterbrush and a paper towel, and then added a little colour to the hat, nose, scarf and shaded body areas using Inktense pencils and a very small paint brush. I inked the edges of my cardbase with some vintage photo DOI before adherin my panel using glossy accents. When I tried to remove a few shiny spots from the glossy accents using my sand eraser, I also remove a little of the ink, so I repeated this in several spots to make it look intentional. After all, it adds to the distressed look.

This was such a fun and fairly quick card to make, so I think I will go and create a set, using the other three images from the stamp set as well. 

Challenges:

Jingle Belles - Spirits of Christmas past

HLS Christmas - Anything goes




A Snowflakes Promise - #43 Anything Christmas goes

CHNC -  #348 Anything Christmas goes (optional: sth. old)

CHNC Extra - Always Anything Christmas goes

The Holly and Ivy - #13 Anything Christmas goes



6 comments:

  1. Love it - very vintage indeed, like an old photograph. xx

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  2. Superb vintage feel , fabulous snowman. Thanks for playing at HLS Christmas challenge.

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  3. That stamp is gorgeous... as is your card!

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  4. Grappig hoe het gebruik van een simpele stempel, kleuren en materialen zoiets vintage oplevert op een eerst zo wit papier. ­čśśIneke

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  5. Sorry I commented so late, but I had holiday vacations and no access to the computer. Your card is beautiful. Wonderful vintage design. I like the monochrome nature of the card.
    Thank you for sharing this beautiful card with us on HLS Xmas.
    Bo┼╝ena DT HLS

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  6. A fabulous 'smooshed' card, Marianne, the perfect background for the Blueprint Snowman! Thanks for joining in at The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge!

    love Mags B x

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