April 13, 2015

Merry Monday #154!

I have to admit to you that I had a really difficult time with today's challenge at Merry Monday. I am not a vintage girl and Nina wanted us to create a "Vintage Style Christmas Card". I also have to admit that I skipped over this one and finished the other two weeks for the month of April as some of us work ahead. Then I came back to start my vintage card:
Vintage to me means old and dirty so I tried to make my card look old and dirty. I started by crumpling up some Typeset Designer Paper and then flattening it back out. I added some dots with Cherry Cobbler Ink and the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set. I sponged the edges of the paper with Soft Suede Ink and glued it to a card base of Cherry Cobber positioning it at an angle. I trimmed off the edges and sponged again:

The Cherry Cobbler Cardstock is sponged also. I created the banner by stamping the sentiment on Very Vanilla Cardstock and snipping the ends. Next I stamped three flowers on Very Vanilla Cardstock and colored them with my Sponge Dauber and Soft Suede Ink and added Cherry Cobbler Ink to the center with a Blender Pen and my ink pad:

After gluing the sentiment in place I fussy-cut the flowers. Two of them are glued in place flat and the third I added Stampin' Dimensionals to. I can't wait to see what my teammates have added to the gallery this week!

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  1. I love your card! It reminds me of pressed leaves in an old book! Very pretty and a great Christmas feel!

  2. This looks like a page from a vintage journal, Debbie! You did a great job with the vintage look! Have a great week!

  3. I struggled with this challenge too, Debbie! Your card turned out great. Have a great week!

  4. Your card is wonderful, Debbie! I think we all struggled a bit with this challenge but in the end we all made beautiful cards, yours included!!! Love the flowers, paper and your sentiment! Those 3 things really give your card a vintage feel! Great job! :)

  5. Did a great job at making your card vintage!

  6. I think you did a fabulous job on your vintage card! The grunged up text paper is a perfect touch! I, too, struggled with this challenge, which is not a bad thing!

  7. Beautiful job Debbie!! Love all those flowers!!

    Deanne :)

  8. Wonderful vintage feel, Debbie, and the colors are perfect! Lovely design!!

  9. Looks a perfect amount of vintage to me, and so pretty. I love how you created the flowers.


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