Friday, 30 December 2011

A Trio of Stempelglede Christmas Cards

Only one more Christmas card to show you after these - promise! :)  I loved making these using the Stempelglede photo stamps as I created all three in an hour!  Unheard of for me and perfect seeing as it was the 23rd of December LOL!  All the papers are from the MME Lost and Found Christmas pad and the edges distressed with walnut stain distress ink and stickles.  On the above card I added a doily and some flowers from my stash along with some distressed holly leaves cut with a sizzix die.  To make the photo look even older I crumpled it up and then opened it out again - this creates little cracks in the gloss of the paper which attract the vintage photo distress ink creating the most amazing old photo!  It looks just like the sort you find when looking through your grandparent's photos!  Along the edge of the photo I used some die cut faux dresden paper left over from one of Tim's tags.
I created some tissue music paper for this one with my rediscovered Tim Holtz music stamp and inked it and the image with vintage photo distress ink.  The flower and ivy leaf are from my stash and the brad is from Whiff of Joy.  The gorgeous snowflake is from the Hobby House and I painted it with white acrylic paint.  I added dots of gold stickles along the bottom edge - my new favourite thing to do since Tim's tags!
This final card uses a stamp from another Stempelglede set, this time I've embossed the image with gold embossing powder and then inked the edges with vintage photo distress ink.  I added some more tissue music paper and faux dresden paper border along with some ribbon from my stash.  The brad is from Whiff of Joy and the rose and pin are from my stash.  The snowflake under the rose is from The Hobby House as are the pearls in the corners.  I hope you like them and thanks for looking! x


Chris said...

I don't know how you get so many're a power house :D! Absolutely love all your cards, the stamps are wonderful and the vintage look is so beautiful. Hope you had a great Christmas and wishing you a very happy new year. Hugs, Chris xx

Anonymous said...

Your vintage style cards are my favorites and these are stunning! Each little detail you added makes them feel as if they've been around since forever.

I hope the new year brings you great happiness and beautiful memories.

xo, Abby

Juls said...

these are just fabulous!! Love the real vintage feel. Hugs Juls