Thursday, December 3, 2009

Vintage Dasher

Time for the next PPA challenge. PPA19 brings this Christmas photo to us for inspiration. You ready to play?

I love the vintage look of this Christmas inspiration. My interpretation, Kraft and Soft Suede just speak vintage to me. I wish I had a sled for my card, but I have my Dasher that pulls the sled :) Love that stamp and for only $8.95 ya just gotta have it!
* Standard card base of Kraft cardstock given that extra vintage feel by using my Sponge Dauber and Soft Suede ink to distress the edges
* Decorated my card front with the Serene'est' Snowflakes in Soft Suede and Frost White Shimmer Paint (sorry- difficult to see in the photo)
* Dasher was inked in Soft Suede, antlers touched with Frost White Shimmer Paint and stamped onto Whisper White. HINT: Shimmer Paints stay wet a bit longer than our Classic Ink and will allow embossing powder to stick and heat emboss. So while the antlers were still a bit 'wet', I sprinkled on a bit of Iridescent Ice and heat embossed to set my sparkle.
* The edges of the Whisper White were distressed with my finger nail and then inked with my Sponge Dauber and Soft Suede ink
* A snowy drift is kreated under Dashers hooves with some white Chunky Essentials glitter. Tip: Ran a hilly line with Crystal Effects and filled in underneath the line with more Crystal Effects and then sprinkled on the glitter.
* My sentiment from Many Merry Messages was inked in Soft Suede and stamped onto a strip of Kraft paper. Slipped the end into my Photo Corner Punch to kreate my 'tails'. Using a Crop a Dile, I added a Jumbo Eyelet to the other end.
* Wide Choc Chip Striped ribbon was threaded through the . The tails of the ribbon frayed by gently pulling the threads apart. And a linen thread bow tied around my ribbon, finished off my accent.

Hope you have time to play with the PPA. Leave me a comment below and let me know what you think of my vintage interpretation. Happy Stamping!!

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Stamps: Many Merry Messages(116586), Dasher(116816), Serene Snowflakes
Paper: Kraft, Whisper White
Ink: Soft Suede, Shimmer Paint Frost White
Accessories: Iridescent Ice, Heat Tool, Sponge Daubers, Photo Corner Punch, Crop-a-dile, Jumbo Eyelet, Chunky Essentials Glitter, Crystal Effects, Linen Thread


Ann Schach said...

This is absolutely beautiful! I love the soft colors! It definitely has a vintage feel!

Melissa said...

You do vintage very well! I love the ribbon accent! How cool is that?

Kris Kilcoyne said...

This is gorgeous, Kim!

Love the sparkle, love the tone-on-tone, and the ribbon detail is fantastic.


Linda said...

Beautiful card! All favorites of mine - the stamps and colors! Great work!

Cards by Gina said...

WOW, Kim, your card is GORGEOUS! I love everything about it! A wonderful take on the Inspiration Photo!

Mary Fish said...

Wow, you nailed the vintage aspect of the inspiration. Love the distressed edges, neutral palette and sponging. Hugs, M

Patti MacLeith said...

My favorite parts: the distressed edges and the frayed ribbon! Very vintage, Kim!

Lorraine said...

Oooh, I love the rustic feel to this. Great job!!!

Carla Bazhenow said...

So gorgeous... I love the ribbon, the texture, the dazzling diamonds... and esp how you tied the ribbon, Wonderful card!!! Hugs,

....Linda.... said...

Beautifully vintage!
Love the soft suede - so pretty!

Regina (TheStampin'Bean) said...

Love the vintage look of this! Beautiful.

Anonymous said...

I LOVE your vintage card! Beautiful work!

Pals Paper Arts said...

What a beautiful vintage card! Thanks for playing @ PPA!

Martha said...

Great job on the PPA challenge. The distressed look is perfect for this card!