Monday, September 10, 2012

Vintage Collage Christmas Card

Do you ever get through making a card and wish you did it differently. Perhaps left something off or added something. I do,in fact a lot of the time.  Originally I did this with a ruffled ribbon at the top but did not like it so I carefully took the panel off and glued it to another card. LOL! The card I took it off of won't go to waste. It will probably be used to cut out leaves or something. (Click on image to enlarge.)

Yes, the same sage green card base,the same pattern paper as the last two cards and the same Santa image as the last card. What is different is the glittered stars and the sheet music.

I have a bunch of sheet music that I guess could be called "Vintage". LOL! Of course maybe that makes me vintage now. I love how the sheet music is often decorated not just the cover.  With this one I loved the design on the top so knew I had to do something with it. So I went ahead and traced it in Studio.

For some reason the Merry Christmas on the background tag did not print even though I had filled in the letters with color. Only the outline of the letters printed. :( so I ended up using my copper marker to carefully fill in the letters. Also the tag outline did not print as dark on the background as shown in Studio. I tried cutting the tag out separately but every time the M messed up not cutting cleanly so I gave up.The Santa image is edged with distress ink and then pop dotted on the card.

O.K. I promise no more cards with vintage Santa for awhile. LOL! And no more Sage Green card bases with the same papers. LOL! I can't though promise no more vintage or no more glitter. When I think of Christmas I think of shiny things.

Thank you for stopping by and do come again. Wishing you Happy Frugal Crafting till we meet again.


  1. Myoriah, this is precious! I love the music sheet you used. It makes everything look like a sweet Old Fashioned Christmas. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Oh what a sweet vintage, great touch with the music sheet, hugs

  3. Hi Myoriah,

    Ohh, I'm a total sucker for vintage AND Christmas, so I'm lapping up all your cards. I think each card is an experiment, my sister says each is a "little canvas" and we learn from switching things around and experimenting too.

    Thanks for showing,

  4. Absolutely beautiful, thanks for sharing!


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