Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Vintage Reindeer Hand-Stamped card

I adore the Victorian era... where crafting was common and appreciated.  Lace, jewels, pearls and beauty was sought after.  The lack of indoor plumbing though... lol.  So this non-traditional, vintage hand-stamped Christmas card was inspired by this very era!
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To create this lovely card you need:
Very Merry Tags stamp set (#130402)
1-3/4" Circle Punch (#119850)
Pearl Jewels (#129324)
Very Vintage Designer Buttons (#129327)
Simply Scored Scoring Tool/Board (#122334)
Etcetera Designer Series Paper (#130129)
Very Vanilla card stock (#101650)
Old Olive card stock (#100702)
Baked Brown Sugar card stock (#131296)
Baked Brown Sugar ink (#131174)
Pretty Print Embossing Folder (#132175)
Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (#113439)
Hot Glue
Stamping the Deer element from Very Merry Tags with Baked Brown Sugar ink on the Very Vanilla card stock.  Punch it out with the 1-3/4" Circle Punch.
Score and fold this Old Olive card stock for a rich card base.  Emboss this Baked Brown Sugar card stock with the Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine and the Pretty Print embossing folder.  This gives a pretty elegant element to this card. 
Adhere this 1" strip of ruler images from the Etcetera Designer Series Paper for a 'count down' feel to this Christmas card. 
Using the Simply Scored Board score this 12 x 1-1/4" strip of Etcetera lace paper. Fold and adhere the ends with the aide of the Hot Glue gun.  (I warn that Hot Glue is HOT - proceed with caution!!)  Adhere the embossed Baked Brown Sugar card stock and using the Hot Glue make a large circle.  Layer the scored 'lolly/rosette' on the top for a cool embellishment. 
Using the Hot Glue, adhere this punched Deer accent to the top.  Apply the tiny adhesive backed Pearl Jewels to the antlers for a pretty subtle accent.  Adding the pretty Very Vintage button to the top of the card with the Hot Glue - the glue will peak through the button holes - so be careful!  Apply the adhesive backed pretty Pearl Jewels in two sizes to the bottom creates a balance to the card (the smaller pearls are the 'medium' size on the sheet of 150 pearls and these are connected with the adhesive allowing for an easier application).
Go vintage this year!  A non-traditional color scheme that brings out the feel of a traditional Victorian Christmas!
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Celebrate this Holiday Season with a fun twist on the norm.  Honor eras that speak to your heart... send them out to those you love.  This card is a fun nod to the Victorian Era with it's pearls, lace and vintage elements.  I hope it warms your day and brings you an element of the vintage fun this Holiday season.

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