Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Hand Stamped Sentiments #97 - An Old Fashioned Christmas

This week at Hand Stamped Sentiments we are challenging you to create any project with an Old Fashioned Christmas theme. Have any of you seen "White Christmas" starring Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney and Vera Ellen? The soundtrack is now playing in surround sound in my head, haha! I'mmmm dreaming...of a white Christmasss.... (okay I won't keep hurting your ear drums, wink wink)

When I think of an old fashioned Christmas, I think of reds and gold, books being read while sitting near the warm fire, music being played on an old upright and carolers singing door to door. 

I did a bit of sponging on my card...okay, every single layer, to create more of an old fashioned feel. A crinkled up page from an old book (or in this case a pack of SU! DSP). I stamped the tree in Versa Mark and then heat embossed it in Gold adding a touch of bling with the little red rhinestones (which I colored with two shades of red markers). 

The ladies on the design team have created some beautiful Old Fashioned creations to use as inspiration for this week, we'd love to see what you cook up in your craft kitchen, along with some cookies of course! 

SU! products used:
Stamps - Snow Swirled
Ink - Versa Mark, Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake
Paper - Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, First Edition Specialty DSP
Ribbon - Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding
Other - Gold Embossing Powder, Basic Rhinestones 


inkedx2 said...

Very pretty! Love the newspaper and music sheet together.

Pursuit of Stampiness - Calgary, Canada said...

Dear Dawn, Wow, you created one beauty of a card. I love all the layers. & The gold really stands out. So clever. You have one beautiful blog. Thanks for sharing your card with so many of us.

Inky hugs, Pauline

Bada-Bing Creations said...

Love it, very vintage indeed! I love all the texture you used!

Angela McKay, Stampin' Up Demonstrator said...

this is GORGEOUS! I love the softness of the music notes! I've never thought to colour my rhinestones.. that looks awesome!

stampinbygenny said...

You did it! Great old fashioned Christmas card. Love how you stamped the tree and is that the musical notes wheel on the Crumb Cake? Thanks for the inspiration!