Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Silent Night Bear

Hi, everybody!  Today I'm sharing a vintage-style holiday card.  I don't make this style very often, but it's fun to try different styles now and then.

I used a torn music page adhered to a kraft panel as my background. Before doing so, I sponged Distress Ink around the torn edges. I stamped the various trees, holly leaves, and berries repeatedly over the panel.  I also stamped some tiny snowflakes in white but they are barely visible.  I added a strip of torn washi tape along the bottom and a remnant of same vertically at the top left corner.  The vintage teddy bear is from a die-cut pack, and I finished off the card with a few vintage poinsettia stickers.

  • Stamps:  Trees, snowflakes, thin stripe (Paperbabe Stamps Bottle Brush Tree Set), holly, berries (Paperbabe Stamps Reindeer Fusions)
  • Ink:  Ranger Archival Library Geen, Memento Bamboo Leaves and Cottage Ivy, Ancient Page Cardinal, Avery Elle Pure White, Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink
  • Other:  K and Company Vintage Die-cut Pack, music sheet, washi tape, and vintage stickers from my stash

I found inspiration here:
  1. Christmas Crafts All Year Long Flowers (poinsettias) 1/5 
  2. Crafter's Castle AG 1/3 C10 (one of my favourite techniques is stamping with colour ink) 
  3. Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Optional Inspired by Christmas Carol ("Silent Night") UE 
  4. Jingle Belles Spirit of Christmas Past/Vintage UE 
  5. Paperbabe Stamps 69 Picture Inspirations (inspired by the green) UE 
  6. Rudolph Day March 1E C10 
  7. Simon Says Stamp Happy National Craft Month UE and on Facebook
  8. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday AG 2/5 
  9. The 12 Months of Christmas Link-up Beary Sweet Christmas FT 1/3
Thank you for looking at my card!  Wishing you a joyful day!


jimlynn said...

Oh my goodness! I LOVE that bear!!!! So cute and you've made such a pretty card with it. Fantastic!

Barbara Godden said...

Super cute bear, fabulously designed card, great choice of music paper too.

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Wow Kitty!! So happy to found two your new cards today, and this one is just amazing! It isn't you usual style, but it's so cute even if it's vintage!! :) Adorable bear and the music sheet looks so well with the torn edges, the trees and the tiny holly and berries!Love the details of washi tape!! Very well done!

Patti said...

Oh wow Kitty! this is amazing! I love the vintage look you achieved! : )


SmilynStef said...

Love that sweet little teddy bear ... so glad you helped us celebrate Christmas PAST at Jingle Belles.

Lin said...

I used to collect Teddies, so I am LOVING your card, Kitty! Love him against the sheet music background! Thank you for sharing this with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

Scrapper69 said...

Super CUTE! LOVE that vintage bear and the music paper!! Looks awesome!


StirYourCreativity said...

Cute teddy!!!

scrappymo! said...

You certainly captured the vintage feel with this lovely card. i like that Teddy set against the vintage, antique looking background.

Thanks for taking part in the March Rudolph Days Challenge.

Dr Sonia S V said...

WOW love the sweet vintage image and how you created such a gorgeous card
Thank you so much for joining us at the Rudolph Days Challenge!
Rudolph Days Challenge DT
Dr Sonia

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is so gorgeous Kitty, I love vintage.

Donna said...

How precious is this card, I really like bears, and the sheet music is perfect as a background, esp. Silent Night!

Lisa Lynn said...


Kath said...

A fabulous vintage card. Thank you for sharing with us at Christmas Crafts All Year Round.
Kath x

Fikreta said...

This is so very sweet card.
have a nice day

Hazel said...

Thanks for entering your lovely crafting for CHNC challenge 378 - hope to see you again soon x

The Craft Princess said...

I absolutely LOVE your vintage style Christmas card!!! All the details you added bring it all together and that teddy bear is just perfect. Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Crafter's Castle this month....good luck :)
Hugs... Janie
Crafter's Castle

Deanne Saunders said...

Sweet card!! Thanks so much for participating in our CHRISTMAS CRAFTS ALL YEAR ‘ROUND challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

lauren bergold said...

what a sweet & adorable vintage style card! thanks for celebrating an old fashioned xmas with us at JINGLE BELLES! ♥

Barb said...

Your vintage card is really beautiful. I love the stamping on the background and the old fashioned teddy is lovely. Barbxx

Lisa said...

THIS is gorgeous! Love it! For something you don't do often it's quite awesome!