Friday, 6 December 2019

Holly Jolly Christmas for a Vintage Journey

Hello friends, believe it or not, - I am back again with another project for A Vintage Journey, this time for our December challenge. But first of all let me start by wishing you Happy December, and may this month be peaceful for you and not too stressfull.

Most of my crafting time is spent making Christmas cards, and so I thought I would share one of them with you here for my challenge project.
It is a DL size card base. I inked around the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink and then adhered a piece of old music paper which I had in my stash.
Next I embellished with various old and new Tim Holtz dies. I am really into using dies for my cards this year, as they are not too bulky, even if you layer them like I have done here, - and so are easy to post.
I coloured the die-cuts with a mix of inks and some subtle shading with a pencil as you can see on the deer below.
The sentiment was computer generated.
I made a whole sheet of these which I will attach as a freebie below, in case you would like to use them for your own cards.#
Well, that's it, a pretty quick and easy card, specially if you do your die cutting in advance. I spent a happy afternoon doing so, and now I have a whole stash of them to use for my cards.
Below the freebie:
Don't forget to have a look on the A Vintage Journey blog for a ton of inspiration from my teamies, and of course we hope you will play along with our challenge.
Thanks for your visit like always and happy crafting
xxxxx






22 comments:

Maryann Laursen said...

Another wonderful Christmascard here from you Astrid. Really beautiful as everything you ever do. I love how you put it all together and brought it to life with more layers and inking each part.
And thanks sooo much for the beautiful freebie here too, it´s very beautiful and certainly a very useful one for this busy time here. Thanks so very much and a very Happy Christmas to you and your family too.

Matthew Feargrieve said...

Keep rocking it, just another amazing post!

Jennie Atkinson said...

Such a fabulous vintage card Astrid in your wonderful style. I always love your wonderful layering and colours. Have a great weekend! Jennie x

Deb Riddell said...

Gorgeous card Astrid with all those lovely layered die cuts and love how you have added the shading to that adorable Winter Wonderland deer, brings her right to life! Thanks so much for sharing it and for your lovely printable! Deb xo

Meggymay said...

A beautiful card Astrid, lovely design and additions.
Yvonne xx

Dorthe said...

Astrid it is so beautiful, so love the dies used are lovely ,and beautiful painted , and love your torn music page .
Astrid did you some time ago, send me a pm, with a strange content ? Strange for me, so I did not open it , -thought mayve someone was using your mailadd .
December hug to you - xx

S@ndy Diller said...

Such a lovely card. All the things that say Christmas in the most wonderful, warm way. Anyone who receives one will be happy and know they are special. Hugs, S@ndy

My name is Erika. said...

I love how the greenery looks on your tag Astrid. It is a very pretty piece. Hope you have a wonderful holiday and your month of December is full of joy. Hugs-Erika

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Let's Art Journal said...

That's such a beautiful Christmas card! The vintage design looks stunning and I love the die cut foliage and little deer - perfect 😁. Wishing you a Holly Jolly December! Hugs, Jo x

GeneGribouille03 said...

Like your work Astrid so lovely Geneviève de France

sarascloset said...

Astrid, you know I love your style, and you have managed to make a flat card (for easy posting) look so elegant and full of depth. I love the pine cone and branch (:)), and you have colored the boughs beautifully. Lovely vintage card! Merry Christmas to you!

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Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Hi Astrid, gorgeous card.Happy creative week, Angela xXx

Rita said...

Hi my lovely friend. This card is so beautiful Astrid and the fir cones look so real too. Thank you for the lovely Freebie too. Hugs Rita xxxx

Unknown said...

Wow! Each of your cards are a work of art! So beautiful!

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From Amy T.

Amy T said...

Wow! Each of your cards is a work of art! So beautiful!

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

Hi there! LOVE these Astrid...so you and so vintage chic! LOVE the music sheets! I hope you have a wonderful holiday!

Julia Aston said...

A beautiful layering of pretty die cuts Astrid - love the texture added with the cheesecloth a lovely Christmas card! Thanks for the colorful sentiments! Wishing you and your family beautiful holidays! xx

Let's Art Journal said...

Just wanted to stop by and wish you and yours a magical Christmas! Hugs, Jo x

butterfly said...

Ah ha! I see you gave in to the same new Thinlits as I did! They look fabulous (much the best with the similarly dark "interior" colour on the pine cone I think - love how you've done them here), and the vintage music paper makes a delightful background. The green gatherings are lovely too. I'm so sorry it's taken me this long to get around to visiting... I didn't realise I hadn't caught up with the AVJ inspiration from last month, and now the next one is upon us!

I'm still in Christmas hibernation (don't come out fully until after 12th Night on 6th January!), but am trying to do a bit of catching up with people even so. Happy New Year!
Alison x

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