Artistic Avenger

A Vintage Christmas (CCMC168)


This week at Create with Connie and Mary, there is an AMAZING sketch challenge to play along with!

I decided to use the new Christmas Lodge stamp set and the Pines and Poinsettas for accents. The base of my card is Blushing Bride and I’ve got it layered with Early Espresso and then Very Vanilla Designer Paper. On the Very Vanilla layer I stamped the swirl from Always Elegant, sponged all the edges with Early Espresso and added some Basic Pearls.


In keeping with the sketch, I added three horizontal panels:  one is Very Vanilla Designer paper layered with Chantilly lace trim, one is Quilted Early Espresso ribbon and the last is Early Espresso punched cardstock threaded with Blushing Bride cardstock.



I embossed the Christmas Lodge stamp with Clear Embossing powder and then sponged around it with Blushing Bride ink. I then stamped the sentiment from Pines and Poinsettias in Early Espresso ink over the tree. I cut out the Christmas from Pines and Poinsettias and affixed with dimensionals.


This is really a gorgeous card in person – sometimes photography just doesn’t do cards justice.


Thanks for stopping by today and head on over to Create with Connie and Mary and play along!


Products used on today’s project – CLICK HERE to buy them NOW!:

Very Vanilla, Early Espresso, Blushing Bride.


Ink: Blushing Bride, Early Espresso, Versamark.


Stamps: Christmas Lodge, Pines and Poinsettias.


Accessories: Neutrals Designer Paper, Early Espresso Quilted ribbon, Chantilly Lace Trim, Antique Brads, Basic Pearls, Dotted Ribbon Border punch.



13 thoughts on “A Vintage Christmas (CCMC168)

  1. As soon as I saw this sketch I thought of a Christmas card – but WOW – this is a stunner. I love it all – especially the lovely vintage colours.

  2. Wow, now this is stunning!!!!

  3. WOW!!! So beautiful in this picture… hard to imagine that it would look even better in real life… WOW!!!

  4. That tree is breathtaking in pink! Beautiful job

  5. This is gorgeous – wonderful colors and beautifully detailed!

  6. Wow!!! This is absolutely gorgeous….love the vintage look and the colors you’ve chosen.

  7. LOVE the vintage colors on this card an all the different ribbon pieces you used. Awesome card, Carrie!

  8. This is so beautiful! I love these colors for Christmas! And so many great details!!

  9. My two very favorite colors paired together! Very very elegant!

  10. This is stunning!! I love those colors together on a Christmas card. Beautiful!!

  11. This card is absolutely gorgeous. I love the way you embossed the tree in clear then did the sponging around it. Beautiful card!

  12. Another drop-deadgorgeous creation Carrie! The colors are so elegant and soft and combined with all the details give it a beautiful Victorian look. Your attention to detail and ability to artfully compose all those element always amazes me! 🙂

  13. Wow, that Christmas card is amazing!!!!! I love everything about it – the colours, the use of the stamps, the shabby chic look. Very nice, Carrie!


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