Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Old Fashioned Christmas

Christmas card with old fashioned Santa image in frame, foliage and bow

This week's theme challenge at the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown is Old Fashioned Christmas.

52CCT theme challenge - Old Fashioned Christmas

I have some paper packs with lovely, vintage images, which I really like but don't fit with my usual cards. So this was a good excuse to dig them out.

I also pulled out some wooden frame embellishments, some old and some new, to, well, frame the pictures.

Hubby has been getting me some great dies from The Works (very reasonable too) so I used the foliage ones, and a Tattered Lace ivy die, to cut another design paper - it has a subtle snowflake pattern and a linen texture, so the foliage doesn't look too flat.

The red background paper contrasts nicely with the foliage and frames, so they stand out. I blended brushed corduroy distress ink around the edges. I added a strip of cream "Merry Christmas" ribbon around the card.

The final touch is the bow and stars. These were die cut from another of the vintage images, which had a glitter and gloss finish, to give a touch of sparkle and to match Santa's hat, which also has a bit of sparkle in it.

I put the card together on an A6 card base, using super sticky tape. I really don't get on with glue, but needed something more than tape runner to hold the wooden embellishments.

Christmas card with old fashioned Santa image in frame, foliage and bow

It's a bit of a change from my usual style (if I have one) but it's been fun to try a different look, and a bit of a mixed media approach.


  1. Oh lovely! I think the background paper is just perfect with this lovely vintage Santa. Love all the die cut elements too! Thanks so much for playing along with 52CCT this week! Deborah, DT.

    1. Thanks Deborah. This is mixture of "too good to use" and "what on earth will I do with that"!


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