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Vintage Christmas Cards…Round 2

Good morning, everyone!  As promised on Tuesday, I have more Christmas cards to share with you today 🙂  As with my last batch of cards, these are all 5″ x 7″, and have a large Spellbinders label die cut with embossed sentiment on it as the main focal point.  All the sentiments are from a variety of Paper Trey Ink stamps and embossed using Lindy’s Stamp Gang “Twilight Bronze” embossing powder.  I did double-mat all of the cards (both inside and out), distressed all the edges using the Zutter Distrezz-it-All, and inked all my edges using “Brushed Corduroy” distress ink.

Card #1

This card turned out beautifully, don’t you think?  I started by adding a crocheted lace belly band near the bottom of the wallpaper, then added jute twine over top before adhering the wallpaper to the card base.  I then layered a round bronze filigree (#167-B) over a medium sized doily in the lower left corner before adding the sentiment.  To frame the sentiment, I added two clusters of “Holiday Greens” die cuts by Tim Holtz, paper poinsettia blooms, and a couple of bronze bead caps (#CAP040-B).  I did color a couple of the poinsettia blooms using “Brushed Corduroy” distress ink and then sprayed them with “Blazing Sun” Sunburst Spray by Lindy’s Stamp Gang.

To finish the card, I added some SS8 bronze and SS20 clear rhinestones to the center of the flowers.  I also added SS16, SS12 and SS10 clear rhinestones to a couple of the corners, and added a bronze filigree corner (#546-B) to the upper right corner of the card front.

Since I put so much effort into the front of the card, I do take the time to finish the inside of the card, as well.  I add wallpaper to both sides, and then include two Spellbinders labels die-cuts, one of which typically includes a sentiment.  I also like to add a splash of metal to three corners.  Here’s a quick look inside the first card:

Card #2

This next card was created for my mom 🙂  I absolutely love the pale blue snowflakes on the patterned paper!  Unlike usual, I did not use foam tape under the sentiment.  This time, I added it to the card front first, then wrapped jute twine around the wallpaper several times to the left of the sentiment.  Next, I added a few tears around the edges of the wallpaper before adhering it to the card front.  I do like to use a matte multi medium where I tear and curl the edges.  This helps the curled edges from straightening and flattening out over time…and in the mail!

I did use some Lindy’s Stamp Gang “Golden Doubloons” Moonshadow Spray to add a few splatters to the background, then added two bronze filigrees (#731-B) to two corners.   I framed the sentiment using a bronze filigree (#678-B) and paper blooms on the lower left, and bronze bead caps (#CAP040-B) and more paper poinsettias on the upper right.  For the finishing touches, I just added a few SS8 bronze rhinestones to the centers of the poinsettias, and SS20 clear crystal rhinestones to the centers of the bead caps.

Card #3

My third card is a little simpler, but just as nice, I think.  I started by adding another vertical belly band toward the left made by layering more jute twine over crocheted lace.  I then added two metal filigrees (#361-B) to frame the sentiment, which I mounted using foam tape.  More “Holiday Greens”, poinsettia blooms, and a small bronze bead cap (#CAP040-B) add a little more Christmas flare to the card.

Two metal filigrees (#730-B) dress up two opposite corners of the card.  Of course, I had to bling the card up a bit by adding clear crystal rhinestones to the center of the bead cap (SS20), on the left hand side of the sentiment (SS10), and to two corners (SS16, SS12 and SS10) of the card.  I totally fell in love with the bronze rhinestones while making these cards this year!  Therefore, I added a cluster of three SS8 rhinestone to the center of all the poinsettias again.

Card #4

Because the patterned paper I chose for this next card is quite busy, I opted to keep the embellishments to a minimum.  With no belly band, I was able to adhere the wallpaper to the card front first.  I then added two bronze flower shaped filigrees (#022-B) on either end of the sentiment.  I also added a small doily on the left before adhering the sentiment to the card front using foam tape.  …then came the poinsettia paper blooms complete with bronze rhinestones centers, and a bronze bead cap (#CAP040-B) with an SS20 clear rhinestone center.  Finally, I added two bronze filigree corners (#730-B), and more bling in two corners (SS16, SS12, SS10) and on the center label under the embossed sentiment (SS10).

Card #5

I started my fifth card by adhering the wallpaper to the card base.  I then added a bronze filigree (#941-B) to the right before adding the sentiment to the card front using foam tape…using the foam tape does really add some dimension to the card.  With the sentiment in place, I added two clusters of “Holiday Greens” and paper poinsettia blooms, with a bronze bead cap (#CAP040-B) thrown in there 😉

As usual, I added SS8 bronze and SS20 clear rhinestones to the center of the paper blooms and bead cap, respectively.  The finishing touches on this card include more clear crystal rhinestones in the upper right corner of the card (SS12 and SS10) and lower left corner of the sentiment label (SS10).

Card #6

This next card is the last card I created this season.  I started by adhering a bronze metal filigree (#553-B) at the lower left corner of where I expected the sentiment to end up.  I then wrapped jute twine around the wallpaper several times before adhering it to the card base.  Next, I added the sentiment to the card front using foam tape.  I then finished the two clusters of embellishments surrounding the sentiment.  This time, I changed things up a bit by adding some miniature bronze and silver gears amongst the “Holiday Greens”, paper poinsettia blooms and a bronze bead cap (#CAP040-B).  I did use more silver gears that are not yet in the ButterBeeScraps shop, but will be added soon.

I did add an SS20 clear crystal rhinestone to the center of the bead cap, and more SS8 bronze rhinestones to the center of all the poinsettias.  For the finishing touches, I added bronze rhinestones to two corners of the card, and bronze metal stars (by Prima) to the two opposite corners.

Well…that’s it for the Christmas cards I created this year.  I hope you enjoyed this lot as much as you did the first one I shared earlier this week.  As always, I thank you for popping by again today.  I hope you have a wonderful Christmas holiday with family and friends!  Cheers!

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  1. Monica says

    Such fabulous vintage cards . I feel the same way as you and Millar
    ( above comment ) that the inside is important too.
    Thank you so much for sharing your lovely art.
    I wish you a Merry Christmas.
    Hugs from Monica
    Spain

  2. Martie Rollin says

    Beautiful vintage cards! I’m definitely going to give this style a try. Thanks for these lovely ideas!

  3. Barbara Millar says

    Lovely cards Monique,I also embellish the inside of the cards and like you if I spent the many hours doing the front then I feel the inside should have some attention

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