The Greeting Card Kids stamp set has been in the catalog for awhile now and I hope it does not retire(YIKES) because since I've purchased it, it has become one of my favorite stamp sets. So I participated in another swap, this one with a specific theme of vintage Christmas. Mind you, I like vintage style cards, but still working at creating "vintage" style cards. I think vintage is subjective and it means something different to each of us. This card has a lot of details. I first stamped the image onto the newsprint dsp, then stamped again, to cut out the tree on gumball green dsp and second for the little girl, which I also cut out.
The style of the card is called dutch fold card, which I really like! It lends itself to great paper layering. The dsp I used is "Be of Good Cheer" and while the coordinating colors are cherry cobbler, gumball green and very vanilla, there is a lighter cherry cobbler color that I thought matched the primrose petals color. I also sponged the edges of the card with crumb cake, to give it an aged look. To me, this is a vintage, girly Christmas card. What do you think?
I also used frost white shimmer paint to create more definition. Right now, that shimmer paint is my favorite because you can use it so many ways! Here is a close up of the center.
I hope the ladies who participated in swap with me liked my card. I received many beautiful swaps and a great variety of styles.
You have no idea how good it feels to blog again and just share with you. I know that my blog and blogging is a work in progress but thank you for stopping by. I may be back with another post as I came across another blog challenge and I really like the sketch but I have 12 hours to complete my card and submit it, hmm, so much for going to sleep early.
Until next time...
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