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Samstag, 1. Dezember 2018

A Vintage Christmas Card

Hello dear visitor, a warm welcome to my blog!
First of December and only 3 weeks until it´s christmas! It´s christmas time at Country View Challenges too, we want to see your christmas makes this month.

I made a card with this wonderful vintage angel I had in my stash.

For me at christmas time glitter and gold is a must. I love the shimmer and shine, it enhances the magic of this time.
I took the vintag picture, matted it with red cardstock and golden glitter paper. I only let peek out a tiny little bit around the edges. At the bottom I glued a pearl lace for even more shine.

For the background I cut a christmas paper, designed by Astrid Maclean some years ago, to size, distressed the eges with Distress Oxide walnut stain and matted it with the glitterpaper before I glued it onto a card.
Now to my decoration:
I diecut snowflakes and a snowflake edge from white cardstock and toned it down with some Distress Ink antique linen. Now I wanted to go for a frosty look, smeared on top of the snowflake edge some Matte Medium and sprinkled on top of it crystal snow (I don´t know how it is called exactly). I thought, the edge will be seen on both sides, so I will treat the back equal. Not not my best idea! It got too heavy weight, it folded down. So I ripped off the biggest snowflake and added a smaller one, I added the glitter with a wink of stella brush pen. Way better!
The diecut snowflakes I treated the same way, but I glittered them only with the glitter brush pen.

I glued some fabric under the picture and framed the angel with snowflakes and some little snowballs, made of styrofoam balls, coated with fake snow.

A while ago I bought some flower dies for small flowers and made some poinsettias. One of them I used for my card.

To embed the poinsettia I diecut some twigs from the Tim Holtz Holiday Greens Thinlits die cut set and toned them down with Distress Oxides walnut stain. Some feathers and snowballs completed the arrangement.
The German text stamp says: "The magic of christmas" and was stamped with DO walnut stain too.

I hope you like my little card as much as I do and I´m looking forward to seeing your christmas themed pieces of art!
Thank you for your visit today - and don´t forget to hop to the blog and see more of the wonderful makes of my lovely team mates!


  1. This is absolutely beautiful Evelyn, love it hugs Debsxx

  2. Lovely Vintage Christmas card, Evelyn! I had to laugh at your Ice crystal accident (been there)but you managed to save it, good on you! xx

  3. Fabulous feminine vintage Christmas card, Evelyn!!! Happy December and Advent!!! Big hugs

  4. Oh this is super fabulous Evelyn - I love it! So vintage and so many gorgeous elements. Perfect! Hugs rachel x

  5. This is so pretty Evelyn. Very elegant and different for a Christmas card. Hugs xxx

  6. This is such a beauty Evelyn, so elegant! Have a very happy December, Sue xx