Saturday, September 8, 2012

Vintage Cap Christmas Card

Oh the things I do for crafting. I had to open a bottle of hard lemonade in order to have a twist cap as I was one short. My blog followers have really been derelict in sending me twist caps. LOL! So if this post doesn't make sense now you know why because I'm sitting here drinking hard lemonade.

The idea for the card came from the book "Creating Cards with Scrapbook Embellishments:" However, the card in the book didn't do anything for me. So I sat down today to design and put together my own card using the bottle caps with the word joy like in the book.

This card will be hand delivered. You could do something similar but leave off the bottle caps for mailing. Instead do an offset of the circle the letters are glued on and perhaps cut it out of pretty wrapping or decorative paper.

Oh you wanted to see the card and not read all my ramblings! Drum roll please!(click image to enlarge)

You guessed it the card base is a sage green pre-made blank card which I'm not too crazy about but it works for these vintage cards. The background panel and the circles on the twist caps are from Cajolines "Vintage Christmas Mini Kit:. The vintage Santa was a free Dover Publications sample a few years back which I turned into a print and cut.The letters were cut using the Cooper Black font.

I inked the edges of the green pattern panel with a pewter marker that appears to be almost empty. I really need to get metal leaf pens for doing borders again. I inked the edges of the Santa image with  vintage photo distress ink. A little tricky getting into some of the places but a Q-tip inked helps. The letters were embossed with silver heat embossing powder. Not an easy feat. I decided to leave them looking rough instead of fiddling to get them smooth.The twist caps are put on the card using dimensional foam.

Thank you for stopping by and do come back as I will be making another card using the same vintage image and background that is perfect for mailing  and different from this one.

Wishing you Happy Frugal Crafting till we meet again!


  1. you are right love that green with the vintage, great project, hugs

  2. I'll have to remember that lovely shade of green for when I do vintage. It's perfect!


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