I have a soft heart for vintage images, and Christmas images are right at the top of my list. I have been playing with some of my new stamp sets, one from Artistic Outpost and the other from Cornish Heritage Farms.
The image is stamped in Handsome Hunter and distressed with various green & tan inks; it is mounted on a piece of Fruitcake BG cardstock I have been hoarding! The image is also from the same set, stamped in Close to Cocoa and daubered. I forgot I wanted to add glitter to the punched pine boughs, which are really a darker green IRL--the photo has washed all the colors out. It really is a nice, warm, green & brown card! The ribbon is also HH, retired SU.
I was experimenting with my very limited supply of Copics; I actually wasn't even going to make this into a card, but once I cut it out with the Nestability, I just kept going! The papers are BG Wassail and (I think) Boxer. The snowflakes were also an experiment; they were punched out (Martha Stewart) and pushed into some Brilliance gold & silver stamp pads I got at a yard sale......worked pretty well! I added some gingham ribbon for a vintage look. I am not sure how the sparkly snowflake really complements this sort of grungy-looking card, but as I said, it was an experiment!!! The ribbon is Soft Suede polka-dotted, flipped to the backside!
Finally, a Bravo Burgundy and Sage Shadow combo:
Bravo Burgundy ink always looks a little odd stamped on BB cardstock; I wish SU would come up with a nicer maroon color! Anyway, the Leaves backgrounder was stamped at the bottom of the card, edges rounded; the script image was stamped at the top left; holly images were stamped on the Sage Shadow piece. Another little grosgrain ribbon (I seem to be stuck on this ribbon look) tied it together. Again, this was sort of an experimental card, as I try out these unmounted stamps to get the feel for them, since they are a little different than wood-mounted stamps. But what space-savers they are! I haven't glitterfied any of these---maybe I'll go back and add a little for some retro glitz!!
I may be back with another card today, but be sure to come back tomorrow for a new Color Throwdown Challenge as well as the Diva Coffee Break Designs challenge!!! See you then!