Sunday, August 22, 2010

Sparkle's Christmas Card Challenge Week #38

So how are those Christmas cards coming along? May as well get started, eh? (So glad I did!) This week's Challenge is Vintage/Retro. For this one, I had some fun with a new set from Close to My Heart's new Fall catty! (Just got them this week and couldn't wait to play!) The set is called "Father Christmas" and I think it worked well for the vintage feel - perfect timing! I just love it when it works out that way!
I also had some fun with my distresser tool and my Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist on this one! It is hard to see in this photo, but there is a bit of glimmer to it.
I tore around the "post mark" rather than cutting it out and used stickles on the Holly berries to make them the right color.

This is the card I will be "teaching" at our Annual Charity Pyjama Stamping Party on September 12th. Watch for an email coming soon and/or inquire about signing up at DAT'S.

I hope you are all having a fabulous weekend! I'll be back soon with some fun photos from our trip. Thanks for stopping by!

Shanna :)

What I used:

stamps: CTMH - Father Christmas - D1449 - NEW, Vintage Christmas - D1166

papers: CTMH - garnet, ponderosa pine, cocoa

embellishents: gingham ribbbon from DAT'S, Burgundy stickles, Irridescent gold glimmer mist


  1. Great card, love the ginham ribbon and the distressing looks good too.

  2. Can't wait to make this nice!!

  3. This is so gorgeous. I love that stamp set. Perfect for this challenge.

  4. This is beautiful! Love the santa and it fits so well into this weeks challenge!

  5. love the distressing on this and the sparkle :D

  6. Love this, Shanna! The vintage Santa is just perfect!!

  7. What a beautiful card, love that new Santa stamp!

  8. Lovely card..I have to admit I did much better with my Christmas cards last year :( I need to get started.

  9. very pretty! love the vintage feel - great distressing!


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