Monday, November 7, 2016

A very Vintage Holiday card with Astrid

Hi Shimmerz friends and thanks for your visit here today. It's my turn to share a project and this is my first holiday card for this year using my lovely Shimmerz products.
These are the products I used for this card, just 3 of them, I wanted to stay in a vintage monochrome for this one....
Like always, of course these products are available in the store, just click HERE
So below are some details of how I put this together:
I matted 3 different layers together, 2 scrapbook papers and some kraft card in between. I then added some stencilling with texture paste, when dry I covered it with clear gesso and then set to work with my sprays.
When the sprays had dried I highlighted the snow flakes with the Angel's Kiss Inklingz shimmering paint. This paint needs to be activated with water, but if you add just a little water and then after waiting for a few minutes give it all a really good stir, it turns into to creamiest shimmering paint, just perfect for high lighting elements like these snow flakes.
Next I worked on my focal image, a vintage santa stamp (by Deep Red). I coloured it with markers and distress inks, masked the centre and then used the same sprays so it would blend in colour wise with the background.
I then  die cut some elements I wanted to use around the focal stamp. I embossed them and then highlighted the raised bits with the Angel Kiss again, but before it had dried I also added some glitter to give it some real holiday sparkle.

I arranged everything around my santa and I was done.

Well, there you have it, - hope you like my vintage card. And if you like what I used and want to get your hands on some too, - well, - just see below, - easy!!

Thanks for your visit today and see you next time!


chrissie said...

A stunning card

Love Chrissie xx

Annie said...

Totally love your beautiful Christmas card Astrid x great colour combinations with added sparkle that we love at this time of year. Your step by step is really helpful and showcases the Shimmerz products so well

Sending best wishes
Annie xx

pearshapedcrafting said...

This is a truly fabulous vintage card Astrid! Chrisx

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Oh wow.. a wonderful vintage styled card - amazing Astrid!

Jennie Atkinson said...

Fabulous !!!

Dorthe said...

Gorgeous Astrid,
love all the white snowy and glittering world you created around old Father Christmas, so very beautiful!!
Dorthe xoxo

Helen Wallace said...

A delightful card with a vintage vibe and lots of glimmer. Lovely work :D

Maryann Laursen said...

This is sooo beautiful and I really agree with others here, that you´ve createated such an awesome piece here. I love the glittery feel to the snowflakes and how the Santa is sourrounded by these elements. It looks amazing and is very very beautiful.

Carol said...

Beautiful - love your card xx

Juliz Design Post said...

I love the magical feel to your card Astrid. Stunning.
Julie x

Angela Radford said...

Absolutely gorgeous card Astrid, love it to bits. Angela x

butterfly said...

Gorgeous layered card - those textured snowflakes are spectacular with the silvery shimmer.
Alison x