Skip to main content

Vintage Blue Christmas

Christmas is approaching, and there can never be enough Christmas cards, right? Today's card is unusual for me, since it's blue! It sure is suitable for any recipient, because of it's classic design.




Supplies
A2 Matting Basics A 
Vintage Flourish Pattern
Fancy Label Tags One 
Fancy Label Tags Two
White Pearl Linen 
Baby Rhinestones - Silver
1/2" Scor-Tape

I used beige and blue metallic cardstocks together with blue patterned paper. I printed a Christmas tag on linen. Then I mounted the image on various labels, but they are actually altered. The image is directly adhered to a combination of two blue Spellbinders Fancy Label Tags One, which were glued one on top of the other and that ended up looking like and oval. Then I die cut a label from Spellbinders A2 Valiant Honor, to which I cut the sides, making it narrower. Finally I combined two Spellbinders Fancy Label Tags Two, to create a long rectangle.

I made the card base using Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics A. To add interest to the card base I die cut a beautiful blue frame (one of my favorites) with Our Daily Bread Designs' Vintage Flourish Pattern. Finally I decorated the image with a few Baby Rhinestones - Silver.

I love how these die cuts look together. The card ended up looking very elegant. I invite you to check out the supplies used from Classy Cards 'n Such store. Remember to use my code Gracie-10 to get 10% off your entire order (clearance products included)!

Thanks for stopping by!


Comments

  1. Wow Gracie, you sure know how to make those die cuts work together in harmony! Beautiful...vintage and elegant at the same time! Happy weekend :)

    ReplyDelete
  2. Gorgeous card Graciellie! I love the colors and the dies you used :)

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Thanks so much for your kind comments!

Popular posts from this blog

NEW Unity Stamp Co. Release with Graciellie Design! - Fall/Winter Rubber Stamp Collection + 3 Prizes

We are so excited to announce our new rubber stamp collection with Unity Stamp Company is out! We've been working behind the scenes to create a complete Fall/Winter stamp selection inspired on our digital shop with the purpose of giving traditional stampers the chance to try out our designs. There are 8 new stamp sets available now at Unity Stamp Co. and we are celebrating the ocassion with an amazing blog hop and of course we have lots of prizes for our readers!
Before we go into today's giveaways details, I would love to share the first card I made with my new rubber stamp sets! This is one of my favorite flowers in the collection and I had to play with it right away! This set is called Amazing Things and it includes beautiful inspirational sentiments.


I stamped the flowers in black, using Umbrella Crafts Premium Dye Ink and colored the image with Spectrum Noir Makers Purples and Reds. I fussy cut the images using Westcott's Titanium Bonded Microtip Precision Scissors (…

Dreaming of a White Christmas
gilded & elegant christmas card

I have a confession to make... This year I've been drawn to make white and gold Christmas cards. I can't even think of traditional Christmas colors when I want to make a project! So today's poinsettia card and tutorial translate very well what Christmas is gonna be like this December at home.

White and gold look so elegant together! Since the holidays are all about sparkle too, I used one of my favorite glitter techniques and I'm sharing a quick and easy tutorial with youHERE.


I created the background myself, layering snowflake stamps in different designs, first in a very light beige, then in gold embossing. Afterwards, I dry embossed the stamped mat with a sutile polka dot design and used a brayer to apply light beige paint to the raised pattern.

As for the very layered and beautiful center of the card, I started out with an intricate die cut (see tutorial HERE) and continued building layers, with large snowflake die cuts and finally with a large handmade poinsettia …

Bible Journaling with Pan Pastel, Deco Foil, TCW and Unity Stamp Co.

I promised I would be back with a new art journaling inspiration project today... This might as well become a habit! This time I have a page from Psalm 31 that I handdrawn and colored with PanPastel. The softness of the PanPastel goes so well with the bible pages and it so easy to blend and color with.
I knew I wanted a bold floral image on this page. I love floral illustrations and I had to try out this Magnolia here. I handdrawn the flower in pencil first inspired by a photograph online. This time I did not feel the need to prep my page because I was not going to be using any wet media on it. Then I started shading my flower starting with a 430.5 Magenta, adding highlights with 380.8 Red Oxide Tint and 100.5 Titanium White (trying not to touch the rest of the image and only blending it on the lightest spots of the flower). I also added 470.8 Violet Tint to create a little bit of shadows but since my coloring is usually whimsical it is ok if the tones shadows and highlights are so r…