Friday, September 28, 2012

Winter Wonderland



I have to tell you right off the bat that I really like how this card turned out and that it was a happy accident :-).  And, no matter how many times I tried to duplicate it (and I tried quite a few times), I just couldn't.  What I was trying to duplicate is how the edges of the vintage book page tore off right around the image.  So this is definitely a one of a kind!

I created this card by stamping the church image (from Rubber Cottage) with Distress Ink (denim) and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder onto a very old, and somewhat fragile, book page.  Then I did the same thing with the sentiment, which is from Serendipity Stamps.  I had to mask this stamp to get it to stamp on two lines, as the rubber stamp is all on a single line.  I layered this book page onto dark navy cardstock, which is then layered onto another piece of a page from a different vintage book.  A bit of lace has been added between these two layers.

Once I had completed the card, I thought it might look better if I had used VersaMark and heat embossed with blue embossing powder.  So I decided to try and pry off this first book layer.  The edges tore perfectly around the image, and that was it.  It wouldn't budge.  Now I really liked it, but I still wanted to try my other idea.  It did look good with the darker image, but I could never get the edges to tear off so nicely (usually, it also tore into the image itself).  So I took some advice that I'm always giving my husband: be happy with what you've got.  And I am.

This card was also showcased on Rubber Stamp Madness' Facebook page this past Wednesday.

11 comments:

Donna Ellis said...

It is beautiful, Anne! I like the color and EP on top of the biblical notes. The lacel ooks gorgeous, and then another layer of the printed notes. Really pretty!

Tammy said...

Very pretty and vintage! Love the book page paper, I haven't had the heart to tear into a book yet.

rachel said...

beautiful work Anne - no wonder you're pleased with it! Big hugs Rachel xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful vintage card Anne, I like the church image the tearing and the lace
Kevin xx

Brenda said...

What a beautiful idea for the background. You do lovely vintage things!

Linda said...

A fabulous Christmas card and love the background and the stamped image looks stunning.

Hugs
Linda xxx

nwilliams6 said...

Anne, this is sooo beautiful. Love the colors and the elegances. Sounds like you had an adventure making it but it is definitley worth it! Hugz!

Gita said...

Love the look of this card. I've been trying to find an older book to use for cardmaking. Some can be kind of expensive. This is really pretty though!!

HappyCrafter said...

Wow, I LOVE this!! Great image and so cool how it is stamped over the text, it looks fabulous.

Joan Ervin said...

What an awesome idea to stamp on the old book page...I looove this, Anne!!!!!!

E. Marie said...

Love the look of this card. The image looks so great on the book page and your tearing did come out perfect!!