Here it is....my last Xmas card of the 2014 season! As many of you know, I love the vintage look ('cuz I am vintage!) and always make at least one shabby chic type card for the various holidays. This year I wanted to incorporate the visual feel of the simple, cheap toy that I played with (see explanation in previous post) as a child. I really also wanted to include the rustic printed burlap ribbon (because there was so much yardage on the roll) from Ben Franklin Crafts and then I found the tartan embossing folder (Xcut) at BFC too! Doesn't it match well?....and it is usable for many occasions. The embossing was done right on top of the 5"square (Paper Accents) card so it shows up even inside the card...nice touch!
From my messy craft table I rescued some paper scraps and a punched snowflake border(sparkled up with Wink of Stella) which added just the right color to brighten up the card. A strip of Little B washi skinny foil striped tape gave a bit more sparkle and color. Finally I wanted to add a Hero Arts poinsettia but it was a bit bigger than I wanted so I trimmed it. I also cut out my own leaves and distress inked the edges to look more vintage. I guess you can say I'm a paper gardener....LOL!
Oh, I almost forgot to mention that I mounted the beaded panel on a rectangle of silver glitter card stock. The thing that I remember about the vintage Xmas decorations and cards of my youth was that the images were detailed, die cut, and had lots of shiny stuff. We often used hand printed brown super market bags to wrap our gifts. I still love that rustic look and it gives me a warm, fuzzy feeling to see that someone has taken the time to create a card or gift wrap with obvious love. Happy Holiday Hugs to everyone in blogland!