Monday, 5 November 2012

Retro Christmas

I LOVE this week's sketch at retro skethes  and couldn't wait to play with it.  It really screamed vintage Christmas to me so this is what I did with it:

I used papers from Lost and Found Christmas by My Minds Eye and die cut them with a large nestie (I used the same large nestie for both strips but cut strips to fit to create a different look on the stripped piece).  I then stamped a Waltzingmouse frame onto kraft cardstock and diecut it with the matching label die and stamped a sentiment from Hero Arts Very Merry Christmas into the centre.  Finished with holly cut on my silhouette cameo, some ribbon and a matching button with a twine bow.  I covered the gems I used for berries with fired brick distress stickles to keep with the vintage look as the gems were a little too "red".  The dotted border was done with my tim holtz ruler with its very handy pin holes!

I think I'll make a few of these to give to my family this year.


  1. Beautiful Tara! Di xx

  2. Tara, this is absolute vintage goodness! GORGEOUS paper and patterns--an amazing card! :)

  3. Lovely card Tara and jut love your papers


  4. Tara - Love your card. The mixture of patterns is just awesome!

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