Sunday, October 17, 2010

Vintage Christmas

I am really loving the Vintage Christmas look this year and also how simply and quickly these cards can be put together as Christmas cards. My lovely friend Sharon in the US makes gorgeous cards with papers and images such as these and I always admire her work.

The biggest struggle I had with this one was trying to find ribbon to match the colours. I ended up by dying some antique gold silk ribbon with SU Rust re-inker. It needed to be darker still but I feel it does look OK here. I stamped the word on the image with a little stamp from the SU set Merry Crittermas [which is not available in Australia].

Stamps: SU Merry Crittermas
Ink: SU Chocolate Chip
Card: SU Chocolate Chip, White and Kaisercraft 'Tis The Season paper
Other: Journal Notes image, May Arts silk ribbon and Kaisercraft rhinestones

9 comments:

Rose said...

Beautiful and the ribbon looks just perfect!

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

How LUSCIOUS is this! And you dyed the silk with SU reinker -- oh MY, how clever are YOU!!! I have NEVER done that!!! WOW, GREAT IDEA!!! TFS!!!

Leigh said...

Yep, yummy card Jean. Love it.

Debbie Pamment said...

That luscious ribbon is the perfect finishing touch for this gorgeous image!
xXx

Kathy Braun and Lucky said...

This is lovely! The ribbon turned out perfect, it gives it a pop.

Jocelyn aka JoBear2 said...

Wow - this is BEAUTIFUL Jean! The ribbon is absolutely perfect! I love the layout too - the image at an angle looks great.

Trinity said...

Lovely card...perfect:D

Joanne Leddy said...

This is a gorgeous card! I love the big sized ribbon ... beautiful. In response to your question regarding seam binding - I buy mine in 100 yard spools from "Zipperstop" on ebay. I don't know if they mail to AU. I hope that helps! (And thanks for your kind words.)

Butternutsage said...

great idea on dying the ribbon and such a cute card too!