Hope you all had a wonderful weekend. Today, is the start of this week's brand new challenge starting over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog and it's all about "The Good 'Ol Days". We want you to take a walk down memory lane and whether you'd like to create a classic vintage project or try a technique you used to use ~ we want to see how you are inspired by days gone by!
Now that Halloween is over and we are heading towards Christmas, I decided to make a card that would encapsulate a traditional vintage Christmas and I was thrilled with how this card turned out. I actually think it's one of my all time favourites ~ I'm "that" happy with it and I hope you'll love it too!
To begin with I made a 18 x 20cm card blank from kraft card and inked the edges with Picket Fence Distress Stain. I then cut a matt of the gorgeous red and white candy striped paper from the Tim Holtz Paper Stash, inked and tore it around the edges before matting it onto layers of black, then white paper before mounting it onto the front of my card.
Now for the image and for this, I started with a piece of Manila cardstock and I applied various colours of Distress Stain onto my craft sheet. I misted the stains with water and then swiped my card through the stains to pick up the colour. After heat drying the card, I then went back to pick up any residue on the mat.
As a finishing touch, I added a vintage button from my stash and a Snowflake adornment.
If you're looking for some more great ideas and inspiration for this challenge, then you need to look no further than the blog to see all the wonderful creations from all the very talented Design Team members and every week, one lucky random participant has the chance to win a $50 gift voucher from Simon Says Stamp. Good luck....
Thank you so much for all your visits today and hope you all have a great week ahead