Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Vintage Holiday Children

I can hardly believe it's time to post Christmas cards already, but it is! For today's card I pulled out a large PSX Christmas stamp that I've used only once or twice before! I love this image, and it supplied the perfect opportunity to practice using my new Touch Five markers! 
 After coloring the image, I added some highlights with a white gel pen. I fussy cut around the image and layered it on a stamped music background. 
Supplies and Tools:
Vintage Children Stamp (PSX), Touch Five Markers, White Gel Pen, Music Background Stamp (Stampin' Up), Snowflakes Embossing Folder (Cuttlebut), Doily Embossing Folder (Sizzix), Pearls (Darice), Pink Ribbon, Sparkly Snowflake Sticker (Dollar Tree), Phrases Set 2 Dies (Spellbinders) Coredinations Cardstock, Graphite Black Brilliance Ink (Tsukineko)

This post linked to:
Mod Squad - Merry and Bright
The Card Concept - Retro Holiday (Retro, Wreath, Colors - clean and layered)
Addicted To Stamps - Use More than one stamp
Really Reasonable Ribbon - Anything Goes with Ribbon/Lace/Trim


Macimbalo said...

Such a beautiful vintage card! Love the music background too! Thanks so much for playing along with us at  The Mod Squad Challenge Angie, Challenge Host.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

These vintage children were made for the pastel shades you used. Gorgeous!

Julie Gearinger said...

Wow, this is gorgeous! Love the vintage image, your colors and all of your other details! Perfect for our inspiraton challenge and we are thrilled that you joined us at The Card Concept! Hugs and we hope to see your artwork in our gallery again soon!

Cheri said...

I love your vintage cards, Esther. This one is so adorable.

Patti J said...

Beautifully done, Esther! Thanks for sharing and inspiring - I don't do much vintage - it intimidates me!!!

Pink Panoply said...

What a darling card, Esther. I used that wonderful rare PSX stamp a few years ago on my Christmas cards and your card brought back some delightful memories. I love the colors you've chosen. So pretty. Following your fun blog.

Karen Petitt said...

Hi Esther, I wanted to pop by and say thank you for the lovely comment on my blog and for reminding me about Crop Stop's linky parties. I can't enter that card currently because of being tied to rules at certain challenges but I sure will remember to double check my upcoming projects to see if I fit the Crop Stop themes and rules.

I'm not surprised you love that stamp either, it's beautiful and the way you have coloured it makes it look so fresh and pretty too. I've stamped for a long time and I still have a few favourite PSX stamps that I love so much I'm willing to put up with the wooden blocks. Too many lovely stamp companies have disappeared that I first started out with. Have a lovely weekend Karen x

Conniecrafter said...

They are so sweet and I do love the two tone embossed background, such a neat touch! The white highlighting looks great on the wreath!

Greta said...

PSX did have beautiful images--think I may still have some in my stash. This one looks like something you'd buy--can't believe you haven't used it more often! Such a gorgeous, vintage card, Esther!

Karen Letchworth said...

This is stunning, Esther. I love the vintage feel and the softness of this. It's always a treat to see your art. You put such thought into your art. Absolutely precious! Thanks so much for sharing in our final challenge.
Karen Letchworth
Really Reasonable Ribbon

Susan Powell said...

What a beautiful vintage card! Thanks so much for joining us at The Card Concept