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Monday, November 14, 2011

Vintage Christmas Wishes

I recently checked out Ebay for the first time and came across this rare, retired stamp by Magenta called Christmas Carolers. I won the bid, obviously, and was shocked when the stamp arrived to see how "fat" maple wood stamps were years ago. Curious as to whether anyone out there has seen this stamp before. It's a funny thing, back in the late 80s I visited a home by Frank Lloyd Wright and stepped away from Colonial and Antiques to all things Early Modern. I still absolutely love Early Modern, but I am happy that I have fallen in love again with vintage. I guess it is true, we always come full circle. For my card, I softened the card front, background paper and doily with Vintage Photo Distress Ink, added some crinkled black ribbon, some gold braid, gifted to me by a friend, and added a sentiment and holly leaves by Art Declassified. Snow flakes were cut from a gold doily. No challenge for this one, just moved to make it in the middle of the night while my DH was recently hospitalized. Thanks for dropping my. Yvonne

6 comments:

Joan Ervin said...

What a wonderful stamped image and you have showcased it beautifully with your gorgeous paper, charms, ribbon, and trim...this is a real gorgeous vintage design!!!

Mrs.B said...

This is a gorgeous card Yvonne. Haven't seen this image before and you have displayed it beauifully with the distressing and the papers you have used. A good way to spend the night!
Hugs, Avril xx

Brenda Brown said...

What a lovely image and your colours and design are fabulous Yvonne. Those little gold snowflakes are very unusual.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Yvonne, that's such a fantastic Christmas card, love all the golden charms on it.

Cath said...

Beautiful card, Yvonne! :)

Ephemera said...

Beautiful card, I love the magenta stamp. I'm always scouring eBay for old and retired stamps. Perfect touch adding the photo corners. XX