Our final sketch for this swap round is from Mojo Monday (again found through Pinterest). I chose “Vintage” as my style and “Christmas” for my theme. When I originally saw this sketch, I envisioned a Santa face in that circle. Well the specific Santa face I was envisioning was too big for the circle, and I didn’t have any others that spoke to me. So I changed up what I put in the circle and it worked out well.
I went to my paper closet and pulled the Recollections “Peppermint Stripe” paper pad from my Christmas paper pile. When I have multiple elements on the card, I love using the same paper pack because I know the papers are all designed to work together. This paper pack did not disappoint. I chose my background, rectangle element, and large flag element from papers in the paper pack
I knew I wanted a Vintage card so I pulled out Kraft card bases and cut my circle element out of the same Kraft card. I used Unity Stamp Company’s Scallops and Circles Nesting Dies to cut my circle.
The background and the rectangle element were too white for the vintage look I wanted. So, Distress Ink Vintage Photo to the rescue! Using a blending brush to ink all over the paper really knocked back the white and got the look I wanted.
The inside sentiment is from Unity Stamp Company’s November 2022 Kit of the Month “A Season for Santa.”
Next I assembled all of the elements, including using a bit of thin washi tape from my stash for the second “banner” element, bringing in a bit of a vintage dark green to finish off this Christmas card.
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