Tuesday, June 18, 2019

RRCB113 Anything Goes Vintage Christmas

Happy Tuesday!  It's Retro Rubber time, where we give our older stamps some love!  Here's an easy one for you...Anything Goes!

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I used several older stamps for my vintage Christmas card uses the FMS sketch from last week, which is expired, but I loved it so much I used it again anyway!  So here we go:

I was in the mood for some vintage images, so I pulled out a couple of vintage-style stamps from my stash:  Christmas Background (Stampendous, not sure of date but I've had it a couple of years), and Paisley (2006).  I stamped the collage in Merry Merlot of some scrapbook paper in a warm vanilla hue, and sponged the edges with some Soft Suede ink.  To give a wee bit of added interest, I stamped a fir tree from Flourishes' Forest of Trees set (2012) directly over the collage in Sahara Sand; it's a little hard to see, but I like the subtle effect. 

It was then mounted on a Merry Merlot card base that was stamped with the Paisley background stamp, also in Merry Merlot ink.  I stamped some Christmas words from Sweet and Sassy (2009) in White Craft ink and heat set them with white embossing powder, then diecut them with a banner die and layered them on the left side:

Finally, I stamped a sentiment and another tree on the inside:

The name of the sentiment set is Handy Christmas Greetings, from Amy R, and I know I've had it for several years, but I can't find a date....I'll just say it's definitely older than a year!  And since this is definitely vintage, not just the stamps but the images too, I am entering this is the Christmas Card Throwdown challenge for June, where they are looking for shabby/vintage Christmas cards!

Hope you'll play along with our Anything Goes challenge!  Just be sure to use stamps over a year old, and be sure to tell us how old they are!  Can't wait to see your creation in the gallery! might remember that Cassidy's dad rescued a little dog that had been abandoned at a truck stop; they named her Ginger.  Since Charlie is out on the road most of the time, his mom usually takes care of the family's dogs, and it's getting a little too much for her, so Cassidy asked Dana if they could "adopt" Ginger and bring her home to be Eden's playmate.  On weekends that Cass goes to her Daddy's, Ginger will go too!

We'll let you know how it all works out!  Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Paisley Background (ret), Christmas Collage (Stampendous), Sweet and Sassy Holiday Greetings (2009), Forest of Trees (Flourishes), Handy Christmas Greetings (Amy R, C&C Stamps)
Card stock & Papers     Merry Merlot, Naturals White, Handmade Holiday DSP (Simple Stories 12x12)
 Ink Merry Merlot, Sahara Sand, Soft Suede
Accessories White Embossing Powder, Dimensionals
Tools     Big Shot, Banner Dies (Nestabilities), Heat Tool, Sponges


I Card Everyone said...

LeAnne I love your vintage look cards... you do it so beautifully, and seem to have the perfect supplies for it!
Now, about that dog? whatever kind of dog that is? I love it! so sweet!

Wendy said...

Such a beautiful Christmas card and I love the design & color! Awww, I saw the post about Cassidy adopting Ginger and commented on it. Miss Cassidy will now have two best friends! You can't go wrong with doggies! TFS Have a great day! :)

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

I love this card LeAnne - those sentiments are so beautifully laid out this could be a single stamp in itself. You are so good at vintage! I loved this sketch too - a keeper for sure.

Kampin' Karen said...

The design, the color, the stamps, the vintage look...PERFECT! Cassidy certainly is a dog lover. His/her nails look sharp!

Fabiola said...

Quelle jolie carte LeAnne, un très joli design et de belles couleurs vintages, merci de jouer avec nous chez 52cct, biz

Lisa Elton said...

A vision of vintage loveliness LeAnne! I like those three banners so much. Cassidy looks like she's fallen in love with this sweet little pup. Hope Eden does too!

Maria Rodriguez. said...

Beautiful and classic vintage Christmas card LeAnne, love the colors and your design.
Now, that little puppy is one lucky critter indeed, what a sweet thing your son in law did rescuing it from cruel destiny.
She seems to fit beautifully into Cassidy's arms, I do hope she stays there always.
Best wishes to her and Cassidy.

Jan Clothier said...

I love it when you go all vintage, LeAnne! You're so good at it, although I can hardly get my head around Christmas cards already!

Linda Callahan said...

All that S/S/S makes my heart happy! Beautiful card.....and adorable pup!

Claire Grantham said...

LeAnne.. First Ginger - GORGEOUS!!! Cassidy is getting so big! Love your vintage Christmas card, big fan of the distressed edges. Cx