Friday, July 6, 2012

two in a row??!

two cards in a row, i mean, made from the very same sketch? i don't think i've EVER done that before, but between a serious neck issue... (which now SEEMS to be quite a bit better thanks to emergency chiropractorification) (yes, that IS TOO a word!) (well, it is in OUR house, anyway!) :) ...and the festive the mid-week holiday, i wound up having a verrrrrrrrrry small window of opportunity in which to make my second "vintage style" card for jingle belles, so i needed to do something easy and QUICK! and since i knew that mojo monday sketch #248 would result in a FABULOUS card that didn't require much embellishment, i went with that. again!

 (vintage snowy trees page from ideals christmas magazine; scanned and re-sized vintage book image printed on kodak premium photo paper; patterned papers: dcwv, love elsie, echo park; ribbon and brad: my mind's eye; felt and acrylic snowflakes: recollections; dies: nestabilities; adhesives: scotch gluestick, tombow monorunner, 3m foam tape, sewing machine)

luckily, i had already chosen and cut out my vintage santa image. as you know, i USUALLY use the actual vintage bits on my cards, but this time santa not only came from my "night before christmas" book collection... (with which i could never consider parting; however this spring i was lucky enough to find some additional, seriously distressed copies, that i could use in holiday ephemera packs!) was also just a bit too big to fit on a non-gargantuan card, so i made a nice color copy onto photo paper using my scanner's 75% setting and came up with both a useable image, and a sentiment i created by diecutting a bit of the text from the same page!

here's a quick reminder of the lovely sketch, which you still have a couple of days to play along with:

since i needed my largest nestie to make a shaped panel which would accommodate santa and his sleigh, i streamlined the sketch a tiny bit; and since there is A LOT of pattern here (because i'm still ME, even in a hurry!) i "unified" the design by keeping to the main colors of the illustration, and only choosing snowy prints. believe it or not, i only noticed AFTERWARD that i had, in fact, created a red, white, and blue holiday card on the fourth of july; but i quite like the symmetry of that!!! :)

speaking of holidays, and time... ♥YOU♥ still have nearly a week to link up at JINGLE BELLES where we've got a lovely guest star in the form of our fabulously talented friend linda brun, and a very cool (if i do say so myself!) prize from my etsy shop, just enough stuff! hop over and check it out, then post your own "vintage style" creation by next wednesday!


  1. Fantastic card ... that image is just perfect ... brilliant cutting BTW! ♥♥♥

  2. This card turned out fabulous!! I love it. I'm really starting to miss making cards. I love this week's challenge for JB. Oh! I sent out the stamps yesterday to the Netherlands. Sorry it took me so long.

  3. Oh Lauren this is just too cute! Love it!

  4. So sorry to hear about your neck...glad to hear it is doing better. LOVE this ADORABLE card!

  5. WOW!! this is fabulous, I love that image and the colours and layout are fabulous


  6. so glad your neck is better :)
    another awesome vintage card girl!!!

  7. Fabulouso! Love the way you managed to use this image from a vintage book. I too have a fun collection of old children's books that I must pull out and play with - I also look for the ones that are somewhat damaged so that I don't feel so bad ripping them apart! Such fun colours and detail, love it!
    Would love to play along. Will have to see if I can get my holiday groove on, I am in the midst of a big baby project as I am going to be an Auntie later this month! :)
    Shanna :)


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