Friday, 4 December 2015

Vintage Christmas for a Vintage Journey

Hello all and welcome on this lovely December day. It's the first Friday of the month and that means a new challenge over on the A Vintage Journey blog.

The lovely Annie is our host this month and she chose  Vintage Christmas as our theme. Well right up my street of course.... Here is what I made:
As Christmas is a time for giving I made a little gift set, a card, matching envelope and little gift card holder. I'll give you a quick run down, of how I put them together. I started with the card.
I layered two bits of scrap book paper, altered with inks, mostly Ground Espresso and some Vintage Photo Distress Inks, added some gesso and distressed the edges. Next came a size 8 tag, given a similar treatment, and finally a smaller piece of paper, given the wrinkle free distress treatment. I cut some snowflakes out of it with a Memory Box die, and did some faux stitching around the edges.
I then added my embellishments.
The jolly Santa is a Calico Craft Part, painted with Distress Markers and some gesso. The ticket is from the Tim Holtz Odds and Ends set.
The keys are also Calico Craft Parts. I gave them the rusty treatment, by covering them first with Finnabair Texture Paste White Sand, and when that had dried coloured them with various Decoart paints, mostly in Dark Umber and some Cobalt Teal, until I was happy with the result. The little star at the top is a Craft Part that got the glitter treatment with Ranger Distress Glitter Dust Platinum.Then I just added a few little punched snowflakes to tie it all together and mounted it on a Kraft Card card blank cut to the right size.

The outside of the gift card started with a beer mat covered in one of the Tim Holtz Yuletide papers. I sanded the edges and then collaged a few more scraps of the papers and some of the Ideaology Festive Ephemera and finished with another ticket and little heart stamp that came as a freebie with a magazine.
Here is the inside with a pocket for the actual gift card. Again put together with the Yuletide Collection papers and some bits and pieces from the Ephemera pack. I highlighted the berries on the wreath with Decoart Liquid Glass to give them some dimension.
 The pocket was just another of the papers edged with a punch.

Finally the envelope, - simple wrinkle free distress, again with the same two colours of inks, some extra inking round the edges, and embellished with a few elements from the paper collection and Ephemera pack.
Well, that's it from me just now, but please make sure to visit the Vintage Journey Blog to see the incredible projects my talented teamies have created, and of course, if you have some time to spare, we would love you to join our challenge!! All the details are on the blog.Nothing like some crafting to relax at this busy time of year.
Thanks so much for visiting today and have a wonderful weekend!!

33 comments:

  1. what a lovely gift set Astrid! I love the aged look to them all - the wonderful bearded Santa - those marvelously rusted keys!! and the pretty papers on all three! Julia xx

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  2. Fabulous little set Astrid. Sets the scene wonderfully for a vintage Christmas. Love it all especially your little rusty key. Hugs Debs xxx

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  3. Such a gorgeous set here again Astrid. I love how it all fit so well together in the set, and whoever recieve this here are certainly in for a treat, it´s gorgeous as always hun.
    Have a wonderful week-end here now and loads of fun.

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  4. How lovely to create a matching set Astrid which is full of wonderful vintage charm in your own fabulous inimitable style. I love the layers and textures you have created, the gorgeous Christmas ephemera and those rusty keys are the icing on the cake for me.
    Have a great weekend.
    hugs Brenda xxx

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  5. Beautiful set and a wonderful vintage feel to it. Thank you for sharing how you made it Astrid

    Love Chrissie xx

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  6. How nice to receive a matching set Astrid and with such a lovely Victorian feel to them not to mention the super textures.

    B x

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  7. This is fabulous Astrid x wonderful vintage details............stunning papers and layout and the keys are the perfect addition. Love it xx Came straight here from AVJ xx

    Have a lovely weekend
    Annie xx

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  8. A completely stunning vintage set Astrid! I am always so impressed how you can take a plain piece of card/scrap and turn it into a vintage delight... I just love the Father Christmas and the beautiful key, not to mention your wonderful layers and textures. A truly beautiful set! Hugs, Anne xx

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  9. The ultimate vintage gift set Astrid! Just stunning with all those wonderful textures and Christmas colours. Jennie x

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  10. Wow, fabulous Astrid! Great Santa image and I love the amazing erosion texture on those keys! Most certainly a vintage Christmas! hugs :)

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  11. What a gorgeous gift set, Astrid. The vintage neutrals of the wonderful layered tag are right up my street as well as yours, but I love how you work with the bold traditional red and green too. The card is fab with those wonderful berries, and I love the echo on the envelope trim of the lacy punched pocket. So clever as a detail and so pretty.
    Alison xx

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  12. Astrid, I love this idea and I love your Christmas card gift set. As always, you have achieved perfection with your vintage style on this little trio.

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  13. What a gorgeous set, love them very much. Have a great weekend, xx

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  14. Just gorgeous this set! Amazing!
    Have a happy weekend Astrid!
    oxo
    Susi

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  15. A beautiful vintage set Astrid!
    Have a wonderful weekend,
    Alison xxx

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  16. You have created a most beautiful vintage set, Astrid!!

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  17. Astrid, this is such a beautiful Christmas gift set, what a wonderful work of art! The texture on those fab keys is amazing and love the liquid glass on the wreath inside the gift card holder. And then to put it all together inside that aged to perfection envelope ... someone is going to be very, very lucky to open this amazing gift on Christmas morning. Thanks so much for sharing it with us all, Deb xo

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  18. A gorgeous vintage gift collection,beautiful colours and super details.
    Yvonne

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  19. This is so lovely Astrid, the complete package. So nicely done. S@ndy xx

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  20. beautiful work - I adore this astrid - fabulous! Hugs rachel x

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  21. Fantastic set, Astrid! Love the aged look about it.

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  22. Love, always, how you do vintage, Astrid! And what a fabulous set - very inspirational! The gift card, in particular, is brilliant! Happy weekend - xxx Lynn

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  23. What a gorgeous set! LOVE the key, and shabby chic vintage look, and great stitching too!

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  24. A fabulous gift set Astrid!! Love the colours and textures .. simply divine!! hugs xx

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  25. So clever and so sweet Astrid!!
    I do love the stitching and always love the embossing! Lucky receiver of these! xo

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  26. What a fabulous set Astrid! A really wonderful vintage look and a real Christmas treat for the recipient! Hugs, Chrisx

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  27. Oh so much vintage goodness, Astrid! I love these Christmas inspired works of art! Fabulous gift set that will be loved! Hugs!

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  28. Quite simply stunning Astrid!!! LOVE each and every detail from the rusty key to the yummy textures and that clever use of a beer mat. Just been drinking in the beauty of this. Jenny x

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  29. Another beautiful project!!! Great colors and texture!!

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  30. Gorgeous Astrid! Love all the distressing and texture! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  31. I am still smiling at the genius use of the beer mat! You can tell how much you love this theme with all the extra detail in each and every piece. Totally gorgeous!
    Dot x

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  32. A fabulous trio of Christmas Vintage ! Astrid. Love all the layers, texture and traditional colours . Your rusty key is fantastic and your use of the beermat - genius . A project full of inspiration x

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  33. A gorgeous gift set for some lucky recipient! Love the texture on the key and how it looks like it has rusted away for years. :) Beautiful!

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