Monday, October 5, 2015

Vintage Stamping Challenge - October

Hello Everyone,
Time for a new challenge with the Vintage Stamping Challenge!!  The new theme for the month of October is:

Use Die Cuts

Make a project with stamping and use at least one die cut item.

The challenge is sponsored by Flonz Craft Stamps!!  They are offering a $25 gift certificate!!!

I am getting in the Holiday mood with a winter card!  I used three different dies on this project and added some foil.....

Materials List:
Stamp: Merrie Christmas Set from Flonz Craft Stamps
Ink: Onyx Black Versa Fine; Faded Jeans Distress
Paper: Mixed Media paper pad
CS:White, navy, and light blue
Distress Markers
Dies: Winter - Carta Bella; Joy and large Floral Shape- Stampin' Up; 
Gold Acrylic Paint
Luminair Paint
Metallic Marker


  • Make a card base from light blue CS
  • Run a metallic marker along the edges
  • Paint a piece of white CS with the gold paint; let dry
  • Paint the edges of painted piece with Luminair paint; let dry
  • Use the metallic maker on the edges
  • Add to card front

  • Cut the large floral shape from foil and white CS
  • Glue the foil and white CS together; glue to back of card base letting a portion peek out

  • Tear a page from the  mixed media paper pad
  • Stamp the Skater scene with Onyx Black ink
  • Color the image with Distress Markers
  • Distress edges with Faded Jeans ink and the metallic marker
  • Add to card base

  • Die cut the words from navy CS ----Note: for the word "joy" I had the word enjoy.   I die cut it and snipped off the e and the n---presto the word joy
  • Glue the words to the card with a glue pen

  •  To create the snow, apply a little bit of gesso with a cotton swab; let dry

Great winter card!  I can use this for a Christmas card or just a winter greeting card.  I hope you will join us this month for our Die cut Challenge!!  See  you soon.


  1. A super winter creation Karen and a lovely font on the sentiment.

    B x

  2. Beautiful card Karen, that painted background looks amazing
    Claire xx

  3. Lovely modern design for such a vintage image! The added Gesso texture for snow is the perfect finishing touch.


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