Friday, July 17, 2015

An Old-Fashioned Christmas

This fortnight, we're asking you to create a holiday card with a vintage or retro vibe ... either by using new products that are vintage-in-style, or by incorporating actual vintage items into your design (or heck, really go for it and use both).

And we're very excited to have our prompt sponsored by Lauren's Etsy shop, Just Enough Stuff. Lauren has been collecting and crafting with vintage goodies for years, and started her shop to share some of her fun vintage supplies and creations with other crafters. So yes, that means there's going to be a prize and you'll want to make sure you join our fun! (See details below.)

Meanwhile, here's what we created:

Lauren says, "It's no secret that I love vintage ingredients, especially at Christmas time! For this card I scanned and re-sized a beautiful (but much too big) piece of especially appropriate vintage sheet music, topped it with some lovely old lace, and finished off with a little floral stack that incorporates a super-funky retro button. A few embellishments and a bit of machine stitching round the whole thing off!"

Stephanie says, "I tried to go with a vintage style for my first card incorporating soft muted tones, gauzy ribbon, fabric textured stamping and distressing.  I also threw in a touch of vintage by cutting my sentiment from a piece of vintage sheet music.  Stamps & Die Cuts are from Impression Obsession, colors are The Paper Players and layout is Retro Sketches."

So how about that prize we mentioned? 

One lucky, randomly-chosen cardmaker who links up with us this fortnight will receive a Deluxe Christmas Ephemera Pack and a $10 gift certificate to Lauren's Etsy shop, Just Enough Stuff. Why not check out her themed collage packs, eclectic decks of cards, chipboard alphabets, and holiday journal kits so you'll know just what to pick if you're our lucky winner?

Link your creations right here by 6pm (EST) on Wednesday, July 29th. Keyword for galleries and Flickr is JB:15:15.

1 comment:

Karen Petitt said...

Thanks for a great challenge ladies, love the vintage ephemera pack and will have to check out the shop because they are right up my street! Beautiful inspirations from both of you Karen