Friday, November 7

Day 7 - Vintage Christmas

The vintage-look is one of those old classics that's always in fashion.  There are countless examples of wonderful vintage cards on the internet as well as a multitude of gorgeous images from days gone by.  To create your own vintage look, choose muted or toned colours, classic shapes and old fashioned images.  Distress the edges of your cardstock and patterned papers with inks, sanding tools or by tearing.  Ribbons, pearls, old buttons and lace are also lovely additions that fit the theme well.
 
 
 
YOUR TURN:  Get vintage!
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22 comments:

Aunty Sue said...

oh ths is stunning love the mutted tones on this and the cracked glass effect

Sammy said...

I love, love, love vintage. Especially for Christmas cards! This is gorgeous, and the crackle is simply beautiful!

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Beccy, the crackled look on the image looks so effective. I love vintage style cards.
Sue xx

Sandra H said...

Oh so lovely is your snowman your card Beccy is beautiful!

Jennifer said...

Wow, Beccy, I love your card with the beautiful colouring and design. I haven't seen, or used the cracked glass technique for ages...you have inspired me to revisit that very effective technique again!

Hugs,
Jennifer. x

KT Fit Kitty said...

I enjoy vintage Christmas cards! I really like the way you've crackled your image - that looks amazing!

Vicky said...

This card is totally gorgeous it looks like a vintage painting hanging on a wall . The coloring is amazing and the papers are so pretty:)

ursula Uphof said...

A gorgeous vintage card Beccy. Love the crackled effect. Ursula xx

Suze said...

Wow this is gorgeous Beccy.

crafty said...

Lovely card. Love the vintage look

Crafting Queen said...

Beautiful card, love the cracked effect.

Tieva said...

This snowman is soooo cute.
Gabi

Viv's Visuals said...

Just fab Beccy! x

carla said...

Great card.
I love the way you've crackled your digital image. That give a very beautiful vintage effect. Lovely design papers.
Fabulous!

Carla

karin said...

A very great vintage card Beccy ! Love it !

Kraftychick said...

Oooh Beccy - how adorable! I have an unopened bottle of the crackle glossy accents - now I have to break it out - love the look!

Teresa said...

I love vintage! I really love the way you bows turn out!! So pretty!

Donna said...

So adorable. Is that the cracked glass technique? You did a great job with that. For some reason mine never turns out looking this good. Love the background paper you chose!

Georette Leveaque said...

Very pretty card
And like that die

Theresia said...

Love it, love it, love it. I wish I made it! It is really een beauty.
xx Trees

Debi said...

Fabulous bow! The paper choices and layout actually make this look like it's a picture hanging on a wall. Who'd have thought to make a snowman vintage? Wonderful.

Beccy said...

Hi Donna,
It's actually a crackle medium that you apply directly to your image and as it dries, the cracks form. I've done the old method of applying several coats of clear UTEE, putting it in the freezer and then cracking by hand, but more often than not, half the UTEE ends up peeling off.
Cheers,
Beccy