Friday, July 16, 2010

Twas the night before Christmas ...

Well, it's several nights before Christmas but it's never too early to get started on one's holiday cards. For this card I used a vintage image that was recently offered by Create with TLC. I'm not sure what the family is collecting but I decided that it was evergreens and mistletoe for the holidays. I coloured the image using Copics and then added a few dots around the border with Christmas red Stickles. I wanted to stick with traditional colours but make them quite vintage in feel so I used muted greens, reds & yellows for the clothes. I imagine that the girls' dresses would've been made by their mother, probably out of the same bolt of fabric, so they all match but with different trims and structure. I think I may have spent a bit too much time thinking on this one (LOL).
I love to re-use and recycle and so rather than making a poinsettia flower, I pulled this one off an old Christmas gift tag. A little trimming and it works wonderfully.

The sketch is from Crafty Creations:
I decided to treat this as if the card was divided into 4 squares and so I used two slightly different shades of brown card in order to create a bit more interest (all the colours are quite muted). The final touch was the ribbon which was found in my stash (and amazingly was exactly the right length).



  1. This is beautiful Shelley! I love the traditional feel you've captured so well xx

  2. such a gorgeous your image....great getting ahead of the christmas rush! Thanks for sharing your take on Crafty Creations sketch! bx

  3. Great Card! Love the glittery pointsetta! Thanks for playing along with Little Red Wagon!

  4. Great card, love the flower! thanks for joinig us at Fab n Funky this week xx

  5. What a sweet card, and such an adorable image.

    Thank you for joining us at Cute Card Thursday! Good Luck!


  6. a fabulous vintage festive card! thanks for joining in with us at CCT.
    hugs, annie x

  7. Beautiful holiday card. Thanks for going digi with us this week at Stamp Something! :)