Thursday, October 13, 2016

Playing Along with Merry Monday ~ Vintage / Retro Christmas

I couldn't pass up the opportunity to play along with this week's Merry Monday Christmas Challenge as it's a vintage / retro theme and I just adore anything vintage!!
Here's my card:

I started by stamping a Christmas Script background on water color card stock, using a stamp from Sweet N' Sassy Stamps and then did some ink blending using distress inks.  I used PTI's Out On A Limb to stamp the tree branch by inking up the stamp and then spritzing it with water.  I then did the same type of stamping using the pine sprigs from Bells & Boughs.  I stamped and die cut the vintage bells from Bells & Boughs and added them to the card front.  The greeting is also from Bells & Boughs and was stamped using Versamark ink and heat embossed in gold.  

I'll also be adding this card to the following challenges:

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Your comments are always much appreciated.  Blessings~ Birgit

14 comments:

  1. I was SO hoping you'd play along with this challenge as I knew it was right up your alley Birgit! FABULOUS card and I love how you did the soft scripted background and then the water colored boughs and pines...such a beautiful backdrop for your lovely Christmas bells! Lovely, lovely card my friend, and thanks so much for sharing with us at Merry Monday!! :0) (I love saying that!!)

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  2. So pretty, Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

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  3. This is really pretty. I love the background a lot and the bells just clang into action against the background

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  4. Awesome card, Birgit...I love everything you used and how you layered it all...fantastic! Thank you for playing with us at Merry Monday!

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  5. I just knew you would play along with this challenge (and likely win it too!) Lovely vintage card, and I really like those bells.

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  6. So pretty card Birgit. Love the bell ornaments and the script background... the coloring looks great

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  7. Such a beautiful card Brigit! Love the bells and script in the background! You nailed it!

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  8. I just added my tag to MM, I think its vintage ... thanks!

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  9. BEAUTIFUL! Love your wordy stamped background. Love the greenery boughs and holly berries too! And that bell is so beautiful!

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  10. You definitely got the vintage look as you wanted.......the choice of colors is amazing. Love the pine branches in two different greens and the stamping on your background.

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  11. Those bells are wonderfully vintage! I love the watercolored boughs with them!

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  12. Birgit, this is such a pretty vintage card. Love the script, and boughs and those bells. Thanks for joining us this week at Merry Monday.

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  13. Birgit, your card reminds me of the cards my mom and day would get at Christmas! So delightfully vintage, love the bells, and the way you treated the bg. Gorgeous!!!

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  14. Beautiful card! I love the watercolor in the background and the way these bells pop!

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