Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Christmas in July

It's July - time to start getting ready for Christmas!  I'm taking an online class of Christmas projects at My Creative Classroom starting tomorrow, and playing along with Unscripted Sketches "Christmas in July" celebration, and working on a Jingle Belles Christmas card challenge, so I'm definitely getting in the mood!

The challenge at Jingle Belles this week was to create a vintage style card.  I used some of last year's Pink Paislee Christmas papers to make these two cards, and based them on sketch #166 from Unscripted Sketches.



It doesn't show up well in the photos, but I used some rock candy Stickles, antique linen Distress Stickles, gold Stickles, and rock candy crackle paint on these cards to add a little vintage "bling".   I'm not normally a big fan of bling and sparkle on my projects, except for Christmas projects.

Now to put on a little Christmas music and get started on some more holiday projects!

8 comments:

dstandard said...

Fabulous Christmas card and great take on the sketch! Thanks so much for playing at Unscripted Sketches!

Karon said...

Such fabulous vintage - love the colours and the images. TFS

http://karonskraftykorner.blogspot.ca/

lauren bergold said...

oh my goodness, here are TWO completely ♥BEAUTIFUL♥ examples of "vintage style" christmas!!! i LOVE the fabulous santas you've chosen, and you've got exactly the right papers and embellishments to go with them! awesome job... x2! ♥

ps: we're sooooooo pleased you've joined us at JINGLE BELLES, but can i ask that next time ('cause i hope you'll come BACK!) could you please link to the SPECIFIC POST which has the cards, rather than to your entire blog? thank you VERY much, i hope to see you next week! ♥♥♥

Geri said...

Oh my goodness! These are stunning! You definitely have a knack for combining your colors and patterned paper because everything works perfectly together! Love the depth and dimension that you have achieved in both cards. Thanks so much for sharing your cards with us during our Christmas in July celebrations at Unscripted Sketches :)

SmilynStef said...

What pretty vintage designs ... love all of the wonderful layers ... so glad you joined us at Unscripted Sketches & Jingle Belles.

Michele Cunningham said...

Great card. Love the vintage look and the Christmas papers are awesome. Thanks for joining us at Unscripted Sketches.

Patrice said...

Love these vintage Santas...thanks for joining us at Unscripted Sketches this week!

Adriana Benitez said...

Gorgeous vintage images! The top one uses the sketch at Unscripted so well. Thank you for playing along with us!