Hello there, and happy Saturday to you! It’s time for another theme challenge at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown and this week we’re looking for cards that depict an old fashioned Christmas. This can be interpreted in a number of different ways – vintage, retro, or traditional.
I didn’t know what I was going to do for this challenge until I remembered I had designer paper that showed ornaments that, to me at least, looked like something from the 1950s or 1960s. I looked around the internet for sketch ideas and found the current challenge at Your Next Stamp. I had a scrap of the ornament paper that fit perfectly into the sketch, so I decided to give it a try. The package of designer paper has coordinating solids (well, actually a very subtle variegated print, but mainly solid) so I used a burgundy and an olive green to supplement the ornament paper. The designer papers did most of the work for me!
If you need additional inspiration, go on over to the 52CCT blog and see what the rest of the design team has made. Then show us your own interpretation of an old fashioned Christmas by linking a card of your own to our challenge post. You have until 7:00 p.m. Eastern time Friday, November 25 to enter the challenge. Thanks for stopping by today!
Stamp: More Merry Messages (Stampin’ Up)
Cardstock: Naturals Ivory (SU); Vintage Ornaments, Spearmint, and Maraschino Cherry designer papers from Fruitcake collection (Basic Grey)
Ink: Cherry Cobbler (SU)