Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Fresh Takes on Vintage Designs

Hello friends! 

I have two interesting projects to share. I am using the paper embellishments from Spellbinders Christmas Flea Market Finds.

Cathe Holden's Christmas Flea Market Finds collection includes an assortment of clear stamps, embellishments, paper pads, and new deep etched dies. Find classic holiday designs perfect for festive winter crafting, card making, DIY projects, scrapbooking, and much more. 

As the images from this collection may evoke a sense of vintage and nostalgia. 

Definition of nostalgia : a wistful or excessively sentimental yearning for return to or of some past period or irrecoverable condition

Christmas Pines Miscellany Printed Die Cuts from the Christmas Flea Market Finds Collection

Merry Christmas

When I Google the word Nostalgia... this came up.

Recently scientists have explored the bittersweet feeling of nostalgia, finding that it serves a positive function, improving mood and possibly mental health. A new paper illuminates why it works, finding that this sepia-toned sentiment does not cement us in the past but actually raises our spirit and vitality.

Christmas Pines Miscellany Printed Die Cuts

For this card, I inked up the background with light cora, pink and yellow. This give the stocking image a slight warm glow.

Christmas Pines Miscellany Printed Die Cuts

With Hand Made Holidays Clear Stamp, I stamped the wreath circle and sentiment and cut out the circle sentiment. It's not a perfect circle, but I find a little rustic hand touches elevate the design.

Christmas Pines Miscellany Printed Die Cuts-001

This next card is also based on the similar idea as my 1st. I am creating a set of cards and this makes the design more cohesive.

Christmas Pines Miscellany Printed Die Cuts-003

I have two more cards from this collection. You see, card-making is not complicated. ANYONE can do it. These cards are very easy and do-able. Hope you enjoy seeing them.

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Dawn T said...

superb cards Virginia. Love the ephemera in these packs. said...

Gorgeous cards, Virginia! They are so
traditional, especially the stocking!

MadeByMeghanK said...

Oooo I LOVE the stocking!

Linda BL said...

I have always loved Christmas cards with a vintage feel. Yours are wonderful!

Kathy Raker said...

Lovely vintage look, very pretty!