Merry Christmas & Vintage Distressed Holiday Card

Step-by-Step Instruction for Vintage Christmas Card

I apologize for Feedburner ‘kicking out’ two old posts from October yesterday–that’s not the first time, I know.

I hope you all enjoyed your Christmas and as a gift to my loyal followers, I am sharing a step-by-step PDF on how to make this lovely vintage distressed Christmas card (click on the graphic below to download the directions sheet).

I’ve had a LOT of fun with the new Distressing Kit that we carry! And it lent itself well to the awesome ‘Christmas Collage’ background stamp (#121279).

Stampin Up! Christmas Collage Stamp

And you can’t tell from looking at the card, but after coloring and distressing, I spritzed it with the shimmer mist we now sell.

I have attached the step-by-step instructions PDF on how I did this card and it includes all the supplies that were used as well.

‘Welcome Christmas’ Victorian Card

Don’t you just love the Vintage look of this card!

I used some awesome new accessories such as the designer series paper “Newsprint” (with a cool musical score sheet), new crochet ribbon and Vintage buttons.

To accent the ‘antique look’ I used the new ‘Distressing Essential Kit’ which includes four fabulous ink spot colors (Tea Stain, Charcol, Mahogany and Navy), in this case, applied with sponge daubers.

And don’t forget to get a head start on your Christmas cards… make 16 cards w/envelopes… all materials, directions, etc. provided.  CLICK HERE to register for September class– my special Christmas card class is the 4th Monday of each month through November–keep an eye on my online calendar.

Set: Welcome Christmas, IB&C Page 37
118736 $27.95 (wood)
120597 $19.95 (clear)
French: Vive Noel (wood & clear)
Accessories & Measurements:

8 ½ x 5 ½ Crumb Cake
3 ¼ x 4 Basic Black cardstock
2 ½ x 2 ½ Very Vanilla (for pressing)
2 ½ x 3 ½ Very Vanilla (for oval)
2 ½ x 2 Cherry Cobbler c/s (for punching)
3 ¾ x 2 ¾ Very Vanilla (for greeting)
4 x 2 inch DSP “Newsprint” (music print)
Black StazOn™, Brads ‘Antique’
Crochet trim Victoria 5/8”
‘Distressing Essentials’ kit
Sponge Daubers

Decorative Label XL punch (Holiday Mini)
Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder,
Sizzix die ‘Ovals’
Sizzix Big Shot, Multi-purpose platform,
clear cutting pads