Tuesday, December 13, 2011

An Old Fashioned Christmas

Hi stampers!  It's time for another challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments.  This week the challenge is "An old fashioned Christmas".

I love vintage, especially for Christmas so this was right up my alley.  I did have trouble deciding what to use though!  We have so many great old fashioned sets both current and retired!  I just may have to do a few more projects with this theme!!!!  I finally settled on Bells & Boughs and the Christmas Collage background stamp.

Stampin' Supplies:
Stamps:  Bells & Boughs, Christmas collage, grateful greetings
Paper:  Crumb cake, cherry cobbler, watercolor
Ink:  Stazon, versamark, various for watercoloring, crumb cake, river rock, cherry cobbler, tea stain
Accessories:  Gold embossing powder, waffle paper, crochet trim ribbon, circle and designer label punch, cherry cobbler dazzling details (occasions mini sneak peek)

I think the waffle paper looks very old fashioned so I pulled it out to make some ruffles around my main image.  That stuff is really easy to use and mold into about any shape you need.  The card is also sponged with crumb cake ink and then I sponged some river rock over that.  I also rubbed the tea stain ink from the distressing kit over the crochet trim to dirty it up a bit.  Did you know we now carry ink refills for those now?  Yup, we do!  My final detail is another little sneak peek into the occasions mini catalog.  I put some CHERRY COBBLER dazzling details there on the holly berries!

Now, head on over to HSS and check out the challenge and all the other samples from our fabulous design team then play along!  And have a happy old fashioned Christmas!

Happy stamping!


  1. Cute! Love the background stamp. Thanks for the idea of another way to use it.

  2. This card is amazing!!!! I have that darn waffle paper and never quite knew what to do with it.. you nailed it!

  3. Love the background stamp on Crumb Cake and all the little vintage details! Bells and Bough is one of my favs. Beautiful Christmas card!


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