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Wednesday, December 21, 2016

A Vintage Merry Christmas for GIU

Coffee of the Day - Butter Rum

We're to my mid week project for Growing in Unity (GIU) and I am going to show all of you what my typical card style is really like....  :)


As I was browsing through the Unity store one day looking for stamps for this week, I came across this gorgeous stamp by Susan Weckesser called "World of Christmas." I instantly fell in love!

oh good golly, look at all of that vintage glory!!! doesn't it just make you swoon right in your computer chair?! into my shopping cart it went!


I stamped the image onto natural vanilla cs from Stampin' Up! and only used a q-tip to shade it. this helps give such an ethereal, shabby look to the piece.

papers are from the Basic Grey Evergreen collection, flowers are an assortment from Wild Orchid Crafts, Petaloo, and Hobby Lobby, and lace & buttons are from my vintage stash.

corner snowflake die is by Creative Expressions and large rectangular die is by Spellbinders. a gold doily, distressed seam binding snippet tied with linen thread, and rusty jingle bell finish the card. a wink of stella glitter pen was brushed over the 'Merry Christmas' to give it a light sparkle.

thank you so much for stopping by today for my coffee of the day! I hope you have enjoyed the things I've created for you so far! :)

be sure to leave a comment on any of my GIU posts for a chance to win a Unity grab bag of stamps!

see you tomorrow! :)
Jennifer

Challenges:
Fussy and Fancy - angels and fairies or winter
Morgan's Art World - anything goes
QKR - Christmas cards
Holly Jolly Christmas - Christmas card or abc
Inky Chicks - Christmas in traditional colors

27 comments:

Fiki said...

so nice card!
Happy Holidays!
hugs

Stef H said...

now THAT'S what a vintage christmas should look like! absolutely gorgeous.... and YUMMO on today's coffee!

hugs :)

Debra Davison said...

What a wonderful creation !! And you used one of my favorite stamp sets !! This has the perfect vintage feel .. I love it !!

Sandra van Blaricum said...

I love this Jennifer!! Love the vintage look, fabulous work!!

Rann Dyer said...

Very cute! A collage style gives everyone a chance to put little favorite things in a project plus use left overs that seem to pile up. this is vary inspiring piece, so we all can think of lovely little tid-bits to put in a project. Very inspiring with Valentines Day coming soon, also! Thank you for the ideas.

Beth Brovold said...

So beautiful Jennifer...AND YES...I do understand the need to add these to your shopping cart...lol!!! Thank you for sharing your beautiful card with us at Fussy and Fancy...good luck!
Take care,
Beth

Two Sisters Scrapbooking said...

Wow love this vintage card soo pretty

sharon g said...

GORGEOUS! I love all of the vintage details. So many details to adore..

Sue LD said...

Beautiful. I like the subtle coloring and all the embellishments.

Moongirl said...

How beautiful!

Cynthia said...

Butter rum.... Yummy! Your vintage design & layers are lovely, Jennifer.

chrissy xx said...

Such a GOrgeous vintage Christmas card. I LOve your colours and design.
Such pretty embellishments too. Thank you so much for joining us this week at QKR Stampede.
Chrissyxx

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Fantastic card...love all the details!

Lisa said...

Looks fabulous! I wouldn't get many cards made though! :)

ionabunny said...

Yep, gorgeous image. Lovely project. Hugz

Denise Bryant said...

Love your pretty, vintage card! Lovely details!

Rebecca Yahrling said...

This is beautiful and yes, love the vintage goodness.
Always love your pretty designs!

Denise S. said...

Beautiful vintage look.

Rhonda Miller said...

This is gorgeous. I love the poinsettia flowers.

Suz H said...

Hi Jenn,
Finally found you!!! I absolutely love these stamps. Boy the cards you could create!!!! Your creations are beautiful. It is sad to think that everything is going the way of digi nowadays. I so miss stamping. Your designs are fantastic!!! I'm at YSBP right now.......... Would loved the opportunity to try out your stamps. Thanks for the opportunity. Keeping everything crossed.....Happy Holidays.

Ruby said...

Very pretty card. Love all the colours on this one.

Lisa :) said...

This is so beautiful I haven't noticed that stamp set before!!

Crystal O. Minkler said...

Wow! Such a gorgeous card... so many details! This would take me days to make!! Thanks for sharing this beauty! ~ Crystal

Jay said...

Wow what an amazing mixed media card - its absolutely stunning, a real feast for the eyes, I keep going back and looking again and see another little detail, that I missed!!!!
Thank you so much for sharing your amazing work with us at Fussy and Fancy and Merry Christmas!
Crafty Cuddles Jay xx

Neva Zver said...

Fabulous....love the colour tones and the design is gorgeous... Thank you for sharing your wonderful project at Holly Jolly Christmas challenge. Good luck . Neva

Kenneth Simmons said...

This is gorgeous.

Arlene said...

A lovely card. So sweet.

So glad you joined us at Morgan's Artworld.