Sunday, July 20, 2014

Vintage Christmas Card

It's a hot and sunny day in Stockholm, so the Christmas card also got hot red, it'll warm in cold and dark December. The sentiment says "From us all to all of you a Happy Christmas and A Happy New Year" in Swedish.

Challenges:
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge: Hot Colours or hot summer
Pixie's Snippets Playground: Use Snippets (everything but the matting are snippets)
Sweet Stampin' Challenges: Use your favourite stamp



Materials used:
Penny Black image coloured with Distress inks, misted with a Perfect Pearl dilution and then stamped onto a leftover on my desk. I added some golden Liquid Pearls for the flame and Stickles for the berries.

The sentiment was stamped with Distress ink onto another scrap piece and the cut out with a circle Nestie. It was stacked onto a little pile of scraps.

Joanna Sheen pine dies, Kaiser craft half pearls, Itsy Bitsy stamens, button from an old blouse, ribbon from stash.

Thank you so much for visiting! Hope you're having a pleasant weekend!

Cooling waves
from
Maarit


23 comments:

  1. Lovely! Classic and beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week.
    Chris
    x

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  2. Beautiful card, I love the elegant candle, thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week, Jac x

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  3. The flame looks so real! That is very effective.
    Love your watercolour look image...Great technique to get this lovely look.
    Beautiful card, Maarit.

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  4. How beautiful, Maarit! I LOVE that candle and the bright red paper behind it!

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  5. Oh, this really is beautiful, Maarit x

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  6. Your coloring of the image looks like a hand-painted water color! Simply divine!!

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  7. Such marvelous coloring of this beautiful candle image. Love the flames and the dripping wax. Simply wonderful background papers to show off your skillful coloring. TFS & Hugs

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  8. Beautiful coloring, wonderful layout and colors choice!
    Ileanaxxx

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  9. A beautifully elegant Christmas card. Candles on a card are always a imeless classic. Fabulous colouring . hugs Mrs A.

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  10. Christmas card is just stunning and like that candle...xxxThe Journey is the Start

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  11. Thanks for entering our Christmas Card Challenges with your lovely card!
    Monica - CCC DT

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  12. A beautiful Christmas card Maarit, Hazel x

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  13. What a fabulous card Maarit - gosh the image is absolutely beautiful and the ribbon, paper and embellishments all pull the card together perfecty!

    Hugs, Di xx

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  14. Maarit, this is a stunning Christmas card! Positively elegant and glowing with that candle and soft see-through ribbon!! Hugs, Darnell

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  15. so stunning maarit.i love the traditional colours and image ;D

    xx coops xx

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  16. Wow so beautiful is your card Maarit and the image is gorgeous x

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  17. A beautiful and elegant Christmas card Maarit, I love your colouring of the candle especially the flame.
    luv
    irene
    xxxx

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  18. Oh this is really beautiful Maarit… such a fab image and the paper is gorgeous. I love the sentiment with the pine branches, and the pretty ribbon is just perfect! :-)
    Hope you have a good week!
    Big hugs
    Sue xx

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  19. Gorgeous card, I love candle images on christmas cards and this stamp is one of my favourites.
    Jean x

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  21. How beautiful! The warm colours will be appreciated in the winter! I love the gold canle flame!

    love Mags B x

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  22. Just had to come over from the Snippets Playground and say how much I LOVE this Christmas card Maarit. It is stunning.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

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  23. Beautiful card - love the watercolour stamping!
    Thanks for playing at the Penny Black Saturday Challenge!
    Helen x

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I love to read your comments :)

Warm hugs
Maarit