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.


  1. 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

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

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

  4. 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

  5. wow fantastic card, love all the layers

  6. The juxtapositions of elements makes this so interesting.

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

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

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

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