WARNING~PICTURE HEAVY POST~PROCEED AT YOUR OWN RISK!!! ;D
Hello, stamping friends! I am so excited to share the creations I have created for this week's Make My Monday challenge! As I have mentioned in previous posts, I am so incredibly grateful to be a Guest Design Team Member this month--such a great honor! I have to say, I am incredibly nervous! I still feel very self-conscious about my cards (despite the typed words I share) and so please bear with me!!! :)
Okay, this month's challenge theme is Christmas. LOVE IT! It has given me such a fabulous chance to make a bunch of cards to send to people! So, I was excited to see the weekly challenges!
This week: vintage or traditional Christmas card. Oh. I don't own any truly vintage/traditional stamp sets. Soooo...what do I do? The obvious, of course! Head on over to the Graphic's Fairy and print off some fabulous vintage images to use for card making! This concept is new for me--I'm usually exclusively patterned paper and stamping. But I'm please with my results!
Now, anyone who knows me will tell you that I tend to be a bit of an overachiever...and, well, I really enjoyed looking up the fabulous images on Graphic's Fairy...so I made 5 cards. Let's take a look!
Card 1~Compliments of the Season~
This card uses 2 images from online. Isn't that sentiment fabulous?! I also used vintage glitter that I purchased at a garage sale a while back to add sparkle. The bow was an after thought--but I love it! Let's take a closer look...
Children (from a vintage copy of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe perchance?)~
My DH says this is one of the best Christmas cards I have ever made. Thank you, honey! :) Okay, onwards and upwards!
Card 2~Christmas Roses~
Look at that sweet image! I received a bunch of these little roses in pink and red from a friend of mine (along with the ribbon from the first card), and so I felt that they lent a special detail to the little girl and her puppy...
Here's a closer look~
Card 3~Rosette Christmas Sentiment~
What about this one? Don't you love that image! Such a sweet little angel. It needed a bit of glitz and glimmer (as does everything I make!), so I added the glitter. I wanted to pop the sentiment up, so I placed it on a rosette--very Victorian feel to this one. Those pins? From the same friend mentioned above! So very sweet of her!
Let's proceed~ Card 4~Holly Jolly~
Aren't those little kiddies the cutest?! They made me smile! I have a dry embossing folder that is a holly bough, and it just worked perfectly with these images! I added some clear glitter gel pen to the images (can't see it in the above photo...)
Glitter (it really is on all the images & the sentiment)~
Okay, last one--promise! :)
Card 5~ STAMPED Vintage Christmas~
Okay, so after digging around in my stamp drawers, I found some vintage images! I was excited to get to stamp on a card for this challenge! Oh, and what do you think of the dry embossed back panel? I thought it was vintage-esque! I, of course, added some glitter. Because, really people, we NEED glimmer and glitz for Christmas! :)
Close up of the glittah~
Sorry this is so picture heavy--I just had so much fun with this challenge! Thank you, ladies, for the opportunity to work with you! You have made my YEAR!!! I can't wait to see what other people create--happy stamping! :)