Wednesday 6 November 2019

2019 #17 A Vintage Christmas: Words of Gold with JOFY {by Kate Yetter}

2019 Topic 17: A Vintage Christmas

Kate presents an interesting juxtaposition of vintagey layers with modern-style JoFy stamps. The stained tea bag, rustic gold embossing, a touch of sparkle, layered with bright paint colours that are dulled off with infusions. ~ Leandra

Hi everyone, it's Kate here ( you today, and I'd like to share with you a Christmas card for our Vintage Christmas theme.

I love any excuse to get started on my Christmas crafting. My tendency is to drift towards the non-traditional colors when it comes to Christmas but my favorite part of a Vintage Christmas is the the metallic and glitter.

My background showcases this stamp in gold metallic embossing.

I used Infusions and Fresco paint with a stencil in the background to add some color but kept the colors muted  to go with the vintage theme.

Using Distress Markers I coloured my stamped Christmas tree.

Next, I started layering my patterned paper, vintage book paper and trim. String was used to add texture and a stamped tea bag frames my sentiment.

To add some glitz, I brushed on some glitter gel.

To complete the card, the harsh edges were softened by brushing on some gesso with the tip of my finger. Now everything seems to mesh.

I love adding a bit of glam on my Christmas cards. For this card, I repeated the background stamp several times throughout the card and used only one focal image that wasn't words. Have a go at using more words and less pictures. I was surprised that I liked the result.


Words and Pictures said...

Oh wow - that gilded lettering is stunning, and I love the golden JOFY tree as well of course as all your trademark shabby layers. Wonderful card.
Alison x

Miriam said...

oh Kate, I had forgotten about these stamps! They are gorgeous. Beautiful vintage project.

Jennie Atkinson said...

I just love everything about this fabulous card .... beautiful vintage style layers and the gold lettering is gorgeous x

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

What a fun post. Loving all the elements and the stamps are awesome. Don't get your tinsel in a tangle is the best advice I've had in days. THANKS

laury55 said...

wow fantastic card, love all the layers said...

The juxtapositions of elements makes this so interesting.

Hazel Agnew said...

Such a wonderful mixture of loveliness. Adore the gold lettering and all the elements look sublime together. Brilliant Kate. Xx

Caty said...

What a so Gorgeous Christmas card Kate !! Wonderful stamps, background, and details. Great design !
I wish you a very nice weekend,
Big hugs, Caty

Lucy said...

Beautiful, Kate!

Lucy x

Eileen The Artful Crafter said...

This card is a one-of-a-kind work of art. Wow! Eileen xx

Jenny Marples said...

Such a fun collage card Kate! I love your choice of colours for it xx