Friday, December 20, 2013

Noel

Hello there!  Gosh, we're just days away from Christmas.  Can you believe it?  The mad rush that began with Thanksgiving seemed to go by in a blink.


I'm hoping this card was picked up at the shop.  I love it and almost didn't part with it.  But the thought of a little extra jingle in my pocket cried out just a little louder.  ;-)


The sentiment and harlequin frame are from Inspired By Stamping, and I used an old page from a book picked up at a thrift store.  Thirty years ago, my dad used to buy old books from junk shops, and I thought he was crazy.  As I've gotten older, I realize he was ahead of his time and had a fantastic eye for antiques and vintage ephemera.  What did I know back then?  You think you know everything when you're young.  Ha!

Thanks for giving me some of your precious time today.



Stamps: Christmas Greetings, Fancy Labels 2 - Inspired By Stamping Paper: white, Vintage Cream - PTI; Basic Black - SU; vintage book page Ink: Real Red - SU; Frayed Burlap - Ranger; Versafine Onyx Black - Tsukineko Fibers: red satin ribbon Accessories & Tools: Parisian Motifs - Spellbinders; Fancy Labels 2 die - Inspired By Stamping; Decorative Doily die - My Favorite Things; pearls - Queen & Co.

12 comments:

Leslie Miller said...

Your Dad was a wise man. What perfect designer paper it makes. Beautiful layered die cuts and great color contrast here. I love this and I'm sure some savvy shopper will, too.

Shani Thomas said...

A beautiful card indeed! I love anything with old paper on it and this is no exception!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is gorgeous! I loveeeeeeeeee the colors and the pearls!!!!

Lisa said...

SO PRETTY Colleen, love the way you've layered the dies and the strip of velvet ribbon! This was SURE to sell!!

Benzi said...

A seller for sure....it's beautiful. The black and red really pop out against the old paper. Love it!

Marisa said...

Fabulously done! Lovely colour combo and layers.

Charlene said...

So pretty !!!

Bonnie said...

This is beautiful, Colleen, and I'm sure it's been snatched up and sent on it's way to a special someone! I hope this Christmas is full of wonder and love for you and your family!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Elegant for sure! Fabulous card~

Ann Schach said...

Beautiful, Colleen! I love the die cuts and the pearls!

Lesley Croghan said...

Gorgeous! Wow!

nwilliams6 said...

I love buying old books - love your story about that. Your card is so great! Love the look - just gorgeous! Hugz and Merry Christmas my friend!!! Hugz!

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