Thursday, June 25, 2015

Vintage Snowman

Hi, everyone!  Before I share my card, I would like to welcome my newest follower - bonniemarriott74 - so happy you joined me! Well, I've mentioned before that my goal is to make two Christmas cards each month so here's my first one for June.


This came together fairly quickly using bits and pieces from my stash. I used a ready-made card base but wanted to give it a more vintage look so I masked the scalloped edge and stamped a vintage Christmas image (Recollections) repeatedly in Simon Says Stamp khaki. Then I inked all around the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.


The glittery vintage snowman, red-foil greeting and snowflake are from K and Company.  I added a tiny piece of lace at the bottom left corner, and some threaded sequins at the top. Here's a photo that shows more of the sparkle on the snowman.



I would like to join the following challenges:
  1. Christmas Cards All Year Round Snowmen UE
  2. Crafting by Designs Get Ready for Christmas 1/3
  3. Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Merry and Bright UE
  4. Crimbo Crackers Vintage UE
  5. Natalie and Amy's Christmas 1/3
  6. Open-Minded Crafting Fun Vintage 1/3
  7. Rudolph Day AG Christmas 1E C10
  8. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday AG 2/5
  9. Sparkles Monthly Vintage or Shabby Chic 1/3
  10. The 12 Months of Christmas Link-up Home for the Holidays Vintage 1/3 (FT)

Thank you for looking at my card!  Wishing you a joyful day!

34 comments:

Bad Kitty said...

very nice card
cute snoman
have a nice day
hugs

jimlynn said...

I love all snowmen and this one is such a cutie! Wonderful card and love the distress ink use on it. Fabulous and you're already ahead of the game on cards for Christmas!
Lynn

Lisa said...

This is so adorable, Kitty!! The snowman is awesome!! I love how you distressed this!! It looks amazing!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Darnell J Knauss said...

That all came together very nicely, Kitty! It's a festive and happy Christmas card! Happy Rudolph Day! Hugs, Darnell

Andrea W said...

It's smart to start early on Christmas cards and this card is lovely. I really like how you made it look vintage.

vinita jain said...

The glittery snowman is wonderful! Beautiful festive and vintage feel creation!

cotnob said...

A fabulous Christmas card Kitty, such a lovely vintage snowman.
Pauline
x

scrappymo! said...

This is such a sweet, pensive wee snowman! Love the look of it.

Your card looks great...a lovely vintage feel!

Thanks for taking part in the June Rudolph Days Challenge.

KraftyKoolKat said...

So cute and pretty Kitty. I love Vintage looking cards.
Hugs
Cathy
xxxxx

Pamellia Johnson said...

This is fabulous Kitty! I just love how you did your fluffy snowman, I want to reach it and touch it!! Great holiday card! hugs :)

Donna said...

What a great idea starting with this adorable image (I am starting to see these in all the craft stores) and then adding all your beautiful touches, just fabulous!

brenda said...

Gorgeous work as always Kitty, apols for the no show for a few days but been up to my ears in samples.

Have a good weekend.

B x

Shirley-Anne Barber said...

Awesome snow man .Love the vintage look for this beautiful card .
Thanks for sharing on Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenge

scrAPpamondo said...

Wow Kitty, this snowman have a fabulous 3D look, you made so well the snow with lights and shades!! So beautiful sparkling!! You are going to next Christmas with a lot of works already made! The threaded sequins and the stamps matches so well!

KandA said...

Fabulous christmas card Kitty. Love the way you put it all together witth that super snowman xx

Jo Nevill said...

Love your card, your snowman is great !
Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge this week

Jo x

Avril Watson said...

Love it Kitty, I do adore Vintage Christmas cards, they have an Olde Worlde Feel to them, that I feel en-captures Christmas at its best, love and hugs xxxx

Hazel said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely crafting for CCAYR June challenge - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, CCAYR design team - and thanks for entering this for my CHNC challenge extra for June x

Hazel said...

Thanks for entering your lovely crafting for CHNC challenge 234 - hope to see you again soon

Kathleen said...

Great card, very well presented and a lovely snowman.

Kath x

Monika Reeck said...

Now I see you show the product you used Kitty
I love to see it and I can imagine how you made your card
this snowman is so so cuttee
lovely snowy card my friend
hugs, Monika

MaryH said...

He's just adorable. Love that you used a pre-made card and glamored it up so pretty. Also liked the tiny touch of icy lace under Snowy's feet. Great card. TFS & Hugs

Brenda said...

Oh I am loving this one as much as the kitty! That snowman is just so cute and I love where you put your sentiment. Great job on this one too. Hugs, Brenda

Jane Willis said...

A lovely vintage look to the card with lots of gorgeous finishing touches. Great job!

LesleyG said...

lovely schparkly snowmen xxx

marion said...

Gorgeous and sweet like always, lots of hugs to you and cuddles to kiwi, honeydew and snowy, Marion

Aluna said...

Fabulous Christmas card. Thank you for joining us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun. Good Luck, Joanna DT.

Vickie Y said...

Adorable image and card. Thank you for sharing with us at Sparkles Monthly Challenge.

Taunya Butler said...

Fun and so clever - love that cute snowman!!

Julie Odil said...

I love that chubby snowman! Thanks for doing us this month at the 12 Months of Christmas Link Up. Julie, DT

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I love this!

Tip Top said...

So pretty! Thanks for entering Crimbo Crackers!

Robin Parker said...

I love your vintage snowman and the red snowflake is perfect. Thanks for sharing on the Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenge #39 - Vintage.

Cazro said...

A great card with gorgeous work. So pleased you joined us at Sparkles Monthly Challenges. Caz