Friday, 17 April 2015

Merry Monday #154 {Let's Get Vintage!}

Oh my heart sank a bit when I saw that this week's challenge over at Merry Monday is 'Vintage'. I do have one or two things vintage such as the lovely 'Snowy Postcard' stamp by Stampendous but didn't want to do a repeat of using it just now.

Then I flicked through some 'traditional' paper pads, idly wondering if I could use the wonderful Santa image from Bo Bunny's 'Father Christmas' collection in some way as it seems such a waste sitting there in one corner of the sheet of paper. Then, I flicked through the MME 'All is Bright' paper pad - result! One of the designs is so vintage - with a blank frame to one side and with some careful measuring and trimming this is what transpired:
I used:

- 6" x 6" square Kraft card blank

- the vintage sheet of paper from MME's 'All is Bright' paper pad, just trimmed slightly and added to the card front

- the Santa came from (as already said) Bo Bunny's 'Father Christmas' collection - trimmed to fit perfectly inside the frame on the backing paper and adhered using Collall All Purpose glue

- I then played round with washi tape and also other possible embellishments, but in the end decided that it would be such a shame to over-egg that gorgeous and beautifully designed backing paper, so I didn't add anything other than the Santa image in the end:)

I feel quite cheeky entering this into Merry Monday - but will do so anyhow. And whilst at it, of course I made another one exactly the same!

Gotta laugh, my in-house critic spotted them and after a looooong pause said 'They look a bit sort of distressed, like they've been round the block a few times'.

So at least I got the look OK :)

Di
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29 comments:

  1. Love Len's description...bet you told him a thing or two...lol

    Very lovely vintage card. I have those same papers and love them...but never know how to use them...
    Must keep your idea in mind as you are right...they do not need anything else!

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  2. Love that vintage distressed look Di and Father Christmas looks perfect in that frame. x

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  3. Love this great photo of Santa, a beautiful vintage effect in your creation with all lovely papers!

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  4. A great card Di - I'm struggling to find anything vintage too!
    Kath x

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  5. Looks sooooo 3-D! Well done for restraining yourself, it looks just fab as it is! Xxx

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  6. Well I am just LOVING this vintage Christmas card Di. Well done for getting out of your comfort zone and creating something so fab.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

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  7. This a real vintage Christmas card!
    Great !

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  8. Gorgeous card Di, love the vintage papers. Hope you have a great weekend.
    Hugs
    Caz x

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  9. Vintage through and through...........this would be well out of my comfort zone.I see yu total 46 Christmas cards!!! guess how many I have done...yeah a big fat 0 lol

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  10. I just love how you used the Santa image from that paper pad! The vintage look is great too, and I especially like the text in the circle on the doily! NJ!

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  11. Very vintage . I love it. Hugs Mrs A.

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  12. You found the perfect image to use for this week's theme. I struggled with this one too! Thanks for playing Merry Monday!

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  13. Love the vintage Santa. Those cards are priceless!!! Very nicely put together I might add. It's slow at work (right now) so I'm sneaking in some visits..... Shhh

    Hugs,
    Kay

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  14. Am loving the old fashioned Father Christmas and a super layout too, luv Sam x

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  15. Perfect vintage card! Love how you created your card with the vintage Santa. Thank you for joining us at Merry Monday!

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  16. I think I would have had the same reaction as you to the challenge, not a fan really, but you have certainly done a great job on this card.
    Hope I never get to meet Len as he will take one look at me and say I look as if I have been round the block quite a few times.

    Kath x

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  17. Love, love, love this vintage Santa Di!! You did a fabulous with this card, the papers are awesome and I love the doily. I so love vintage, and you did a great job with this challenge. Hugs, Brenda

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  18. WOW...you really know how to do vintage! Love your Santa image and all the little extras you included in this card...delightful! :0)

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  19. Very pretty Vintage style Christmas card. Love that Santa image.

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  20. You have got the vintage look perfectly. I never really mastered it. I love your card and well done for making a pair while you are at it. I´m afraid I am well behind on my total that I was aiming for by now! Kate x

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  21. Such a super vintage card Di and I love the way you used the Santa image xx

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  22. Fabulous vintage look! Love the Santa and this gorgous paper with the book page that pop out of the doilies!

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  23. You got the look perfectly, my friend! Love that vintage Santa! I sorta agree with your inhouse critic, but I'm liking that vintage look more and more. Thanks for sharing this with us at Merry Monday!

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  24. Nice lot of design elements, love the Santa and the newsprint papers, great Christmas card. Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday.

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  26. Good job on the vintage! That makes my heart sink too as I can't produce it on demand (but sometimes accidentally make things vintage). That's a nice looking Father Christmas too. Some of them are scary looking; not this dude!

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  27. This is stunning, Di! Congrats on a well-deserved HM at MM!

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  28. That background paper is lovely and Santa is perfect with it. Very pretty.

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