(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!) ...it 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!