Sunday, December 9, 2012

Christmas Postcard with Character Construction

Hi Dreamers!
Hope you are having a great weekend.  I have some more Christmas inspiration for you today.    I stamped this Christmas scene with the Vintage Christmas collection by Character Construction.   I wanted this to look like a Holiday Postcard, hence the postage image in the upper right corner. Looks like they are having a fine old time...bringing home the tree and singing carols on a snowy night.

  • Start with Cream CS and make a background with Metallic Stains and Shabby Shutters Distress Re-inker.  (tutorial on making background)
  • Stamp the images with Black Soot Distress Ink:
Christmas Postage and Snowflakes from Set #3
Car and Vertical Border from Set #4
Sentiment from Set #2

  • Distress with Frayed Burlap Distress Ink

  • Layer with black CS onto a green card base.  
  • Add small pearls

Isn't this a fun card!!  It is going out to someone on my Christmas Card list. (I really have to work on addressing those and get them out!! Today for sure!)

Challenges for my Christmas Postcard
Blogger's Challenge: create a scene
One Stop Craft Challenge: Christmas Friends
Paper Play: Christmas is coming
Stampin for the Weekend: let it snow
Totally paper crafts: one for the boys

The Blogger's Challenge Blog Hop


  1. Gorgeous, glowing vintage colours, and such a fabulous carful! Wonderful stamps altogether... Have a great week, Karen!
    Alison xx

  2. such a beautiful Vintage style Christmas card. I love the image and wonderful colours

    Thank you for taking part in the Stampin' for the Weekend Challenge.

  3. Lovely vintage holiday card! Love the images! Thanks for playing along with the Bloggers Challenge!

  4. lovely vintage Christmas card for a man. thanks for joining us at TPC this week. hugs, annie x

  5. What a great card love the image & layout, thank you for joining us at OSCC. Janet


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