Vintage Christmas — FabFri33

Here we are with our last Fab Friday challenge of the year.  And we have a fun sketch challenge for you.

I decided to try to make a Christmas card with a vintage feel to it.  I love that look, but find it hard to make.  I pulled out my dusty Layered Labels set and stamped the beautiful bottom layer with the Gold Encore ink and went from there.

Vintage Christmas 2I hope you’ll go by the Fab Friday site and see what the other designers did with the sketch.  And then I hope you can find some time to play along with us and add your card to the gallery.

Enjoy your Friday!  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Layered Labels, Joy to the World
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler, Gold Encore
Paper:  Very Vanilla, Gold Foil Sheets, Modern Medley dsp
Embellishments:  Pearl Basic Jewels, Ovals Framelits, Victoria 5/8″ Crochet Trim





A Blue Christmas

Alright, I apologize if you have Elvis Presley’s “Blue Christmas” stuck in your head this morning.  After all, it is October and it’s too early to be singing Christmas music (though I think I could sing it all the year through).  🙂

I recently received a copy of Garnet Hill’s Kids catalog, and this pretty dress is on the cover.  I love the gradient color scheme of the dress and thought I would incorporate it into a card.

Pretty Pirouette Dress - Baby Girls & Girls

And since I’ve been on a Christmas card kick, I thought I’d make a Christmas card with some non-traditional colors.  And since I was using non-traditional colors, why not use a stamp that really isn’t a Christmas stamp? 

Yes, I realize it’s a bit of a stretch to call this a Christmas card because it doesn’t look very Christmas-y.  But it does say, “Christmas Cheer” on it, so I guess it qualifies.  Oh, you could always change the sentiment if you didn’t like it.

Have a great Wednesday!  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Layered Labels, Sweet Essentials
Ink:  Marina Mist, Baja Breeze, Real Red
Paper:  Marina Mist, Baja Breeze, Very Vanilla
Embellishments:  Large Scallop edgelits, Pearl Basic Jewels, Real Red 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon, Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz

Simple Sympathy

I tend to have a pretty big stash of birthday cards and thank you cards, which comes in handy.  But I never seem to have sympathy cards on hand when I need them.  My husband needed a sympathy card for a gentleman in his Bible study class last week and I had to scramble around to make one for him quickly, as I have a rule of not buying cards in this house.  So today I decided I needed to make one to have available when the need arises.  And unfortunately, that need arises more often than I’d like.

This card uses an unusual color combination I got from the Color Coach — Baja Breeze, Elegant Eggplant, and Summer Starfruit.  I would never have put these colors together on my own, but I like how it turned out.  I have learned to trust the Color Coach!

Enjoy your Wednesday!  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Layered Labels, Loving Thoughts
Ink:  Elegant Eggplant, Summer Starfruit, Baja Breeze
Paper:  Baja Breeze, Whisper White
Embellishments:  Fancy Fan embossing folder, Apothecary Accents framelits, Regals designer buttons, White Baker’s Twine