Make a Vintage Card with Father Christmas

If you love to make vintage cards, the Father Christmas stamp set from Stampin’ Up! needs to be in your craft room!  The old-time images are fun to color, and will remind everyone of days gone by. You can see a shabby chic sample from the set on this post – Vintage Christmas Card.

Father Christmas is from the 2016 Holiday Catalog, which is full of great supplies for your holiday projects, from Halloween all the way through New Year’s.  If you want to become a Stamping Madly customer, I’ll make sure you receive a FREE copy of the catalog.  Use this link to give me all the information I’ll need:  Holiday Catalog Request.

Vintage Christmas card from Stamping Madly using Father Christmas stamp set from Stampin' Up!

In this card, I decided to let the images themselves create the vintage style on this card, and skipped the shabby chic look for a very clean and crisp look.  Don’t you love the “frame” images?  They really set off the artwork  well.  The color scheme is simple, but very striking:  Cherry Cobbler and Sahara Sand.

The bow is made from Linen Thread and Cherry Cobbler Baker’s Twine (Baker’s Twine Trio Pack), with some Mini Jingle Bells for a fun embellishment.  The Father Christmas image was stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on Shimmery White Cardstock, and colored with inks and Blender Pens.  You’ll notice that the white cardstock makes the artwork most prominent, even with all the embellishing around it.

I couldn’t resist the Layering Ovals Framelits again, they add such a graceful frame for the colored image.  You’ll love how the graduated Framelits create perfect layers for your artwork!

If you like to color images, and aren’t sure which Black ink to stamp them with, here’s a video that will help you decide:

Use this link to download the summary mentioned in the video

If you love handmade vintage cards, you’ll love to make one with the Father Christmas stamp set from Stampin’ Up!

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6 Responses to Make a Vintage Card with Father Christmas

  1. bernice thompson October 11, 2016 at 11:46 am #

    Thank you, Sage for this video, it was very helpful as I have the three ink pads. I now have them marked so I’ll know which one to use. Your videos are always helpful, keep them coming.

    • Sage October 11, 2016 at 2:09 pm #

      You’re welcome, Bernice. It was helpful to me to experiment with all three black ink pads and see the results I get with each. Enjoy your cardmaking time!

  2. Ethel fowling June 9, 2017 at 8:14 pm #

    Loved the card. Bought stamp last year and this is one I am using this year. What color stamp did you use for the frames. Thanks, ethel

    • Sage June 9, 2017 at 8:22 pm #

      Cherry Cobbler, same as the cardstock for the mat and card base

  3. Ethel fowling June 12, 2017 at 3:52 am #

    What sizes do I cut of each color? Need to make sure to get envelopes that fit

    • Sage June 12, 2017 at 12:53 pm #

      The card front is the typical 4-1/4″ by 5-1/2″, I don’t remember the other layer sizes. You’ll just have to see what looks right to you.

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