Tuesday, September 25, 2012

PSC51 - Vintage Christmas

This week at The Perfect Sentiment Challenge we'd like you to make a card with a Christmas sentiment. The twist is to use something vintage on your card, such as vintage paper, a vintage image, etc.

Pattie's Creations is offering a free digi of their choice to one lucky random winner!

Last week I was looking for a business that had moved and went into their old building where a thrift store is now located. Talking to the lady at the counter about the previous business, I looked down and saw five old, falling apart hymnals. My vintage crafty side leaped for joy with ideas to repurpose the old hymns and Christmas carols. Each hymnal was published a different year and was very well worn. My card truly used a vintage copy of  Hark, the Herald Angels Sing as background paper.

I tore and inked the edges for more vintage details. My sentiment was already on the digital vintage image I downloaded from Little Birdie Blessings. She had used a free image from The Graphics Fairy and added the sentiment from Word Art Wednesday. I used the lovely sketch from Sunday Stamps, Challenge 16. It went perfectly with my image. Thank you, Tara. My dark green heart circle shows up as black, but it seemed to match the darkest holly in other light. The red patterned paper is from Close To My Heart's new Christmas paper pack. I also used their adhesive pearls and color-ready seam binding as ribbon.

I hope you'll try your hand at creating a vintage Christmas Card and join us this week at The Perfect Sentiment! You can find free vintage images at The Graphics Fairy, Free Vintage Digital Stamps, Digital Two for TuesdayClearly Vintage, and several others. Just be sure you click on any image to get the larger version before you right click on it to do a "save as." Another helpful hint is to save them in a vintage image file with a file folder for the name of the source so you can give them credit when you use them.

I'm sharing this card with the following challenges:
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge #91 - Nativity image
Christmas Crafting Challenge #14- Traditional Christmas colors: Red, Green, and Gold (with white)
Fashionista Challenge - Anything Goes with Christmas
Sunday Stamps Challenge 16 - sketch



Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like the Vintage musical hymnal card. Truly a wonderful find the hymnals were. Especially like the use of the elements & arrangement. Enjoyed my time as Sept Guest Designer for Perfect Sentiments.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"
Sept Guest Designer Perfect Sentiments

Paula Bee said...

The vintage music page is just the perfect touch for your card...what a find!! Love the image and how it all comes together perfectly!

Joan said...

Very Nice Work - love the music in the background. Thanks for playing along with Sunday Stamps this week. Hope to see you again soon.

jan farnworth said...

nice card.

Hayley Kew said...

WOW! This card is amazing. So much detail I hardly know where to start. Love the sheet music DSP. Thanks for joining us at Sunday Stamps, hope to see you back again soon :)

meg said...

Beautiful card love all the detail thank you for entering the challenge at Christmas Crafting

Tara (Murphy) Bourgoin said...

Oh, this is so beautiful. Love that you've used a page from a vintage hymnal... What a perfect element to a gorgeous card. Thanks for playing along and sharing your beautiful creation with us at Sunday Stamps!

Hazel said...

This is beautiful - love the vintage background sheet music - thanks for joining in my CHNC challenge 91 - hope to see you again soon. x

Helen said...

Beautiful and very elegant - I love all the details you've added.

Thanks for joining us at Crafty Hazelnut's Challenge.

Helen x
GDT member

Debbie said...

Gorgeous vintage style card. Thank you for joining us at Christmas Crafting.
Debbie x

Monica Hornof said...

Wow! What a pretty card. I absolutely love the sheet music in the background. Gorgeous... thanks for joining us at Sunday Stamps :)

Jennipher said...

This is absolutely stunning!! Love the hymn in the background and the wonderful vintage image.

Margaret said...

Gorgeous image and design. The sheet music really sets it off.

Eva Gro said...

Lovely christmas card!!

Thank you for entering our challenge over at Fashionista Challenge Blog
Good luck in the draw! – Hope to see you again next time!

Eva`s Scraproom
DT Member at Fashionista Challenge Blog

Julies Crafty Creations said...

Lovely card and perfect for our anything goes at christmas challenge over at Fashionista
Good luck
Julie x
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