Sunday, 6 December 2015

Vintage Christmas

I can't believe it's been so long since I was last just gets in the way sometimes.  I haven't had much time to make Christmas cards either but I'm trying to put a few together and here's one I finished today.
I started with a Brusho background over which I stamped and embossed snowflakes and stamped some Christmas themed script. I also inked the edges with Distress inks. Some blobs of stickles finished off the background layer. 
 The sentiment is stamped onto Kraft paper, embossed in gold and inked with walnut stain distress ink before adding a few splashes of water. I added a mat of gold and hand drew a border on each layer.  This came together very easily and I have some more Brusho backgrounds prepared to make some more. I'm sharing this one here - 


  1. A fabulous vintage style Christmas card Esther, wonderful background layers as well. Thank you for joining us at Stamps and Stencils.
    Yvonne xx

  2. Love the colours and stylish sentiment on your card! Thank you for playing along with us at Mixed Media Mojo.

  3. Beautiful Esther and I love the colour combination. Glad to see you back.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x

  4. Life seems to do that to us when we least need it Esther, but so pleased you found time to create this one as it's lovely. Many thanks for joining us at Penny Black and More challenge.

    B x

  5. This is beautiful Esther! I love the neutral tones, the center panel almost looks like leather!! Beautiful background, you really achieved a great look with the Brushos and I love the snowflakes! Thank you so much for joining us at Anything But Cute for our 'You've Got Happy Mail' challenge! Hugs, Pamellia DT :)

  6. What a beautiful background you created love the stampings and embossings - thanks for joining us in the Mixed Media Card Challenge - Julia xx

  7. Such a fabulous background Essie x the centre panel looks stunning too.
    Thank you for joining us on our Vintage Christmas journey at AVJ

    Best wishes


  8. Locked card Essie, thank you for joining in the fun at a The Artisitic Stamper. Debs DT

  9. Such an elegant and glamorous card! That center panel looks like leather, I would never have know it was paper! Fantabulous layers with the hand drawn gold. Your snowflakes and "blobs" of Stickles are the perfect background. My blobs never look so good. Lol. Awesome sauce design!

    Thanks for joining in our "You've Got Happy Mail" challenge at Anything But Cute. Hugz. ~Niki DT

  10. What a beautiful card, love your brusho background and lovely vintage colour palette, someone is going to be very happy when they receive your wonderful Christmas card. Thank you for joining us at A Vintage Journey!

  11. Gorgeous neutral tones and lovely background, stamping and embossing. I havn't tried brusho's yet and as your work looks so lovely must have a try in the new year.
    Thank you for sharing your card with us at Penny Black and More and good luck in our prize draw.


  12. really like this one! the background is gorgeous!!! thank you for playing along with us at MMCC this month!!

  13. Love your card with the neutral colour palette and all the wonderful stamping on the background. Thanks for joining us at Anything But Cute.

  14. WOW! Gorgeous, rustic elegance at it's best!
    Thank you so very kindly for joining our challenge at Anything But Cute!

    Samra DT
    Paper Talk with Samra

  15. beautiful vintage theme & the rustic effect is lovely ♥♥ pretty card,...

  16. Gorgeous grungy background Esther! Love the colour palette too. Thanks so much for joining my final challenge at Stamps & Stencils. Julia xx

  17. Beautiful card. Thank you for sharing at Penny Black & More 'Anything Goes with a stamp' challenge and good luck x Susan x


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