Nearly half way through Blogtober!
Today I am sharing some vintage style cards - simply inked and stamped, which is one of my favourite things to do :-)
I cut some 4" squares of ivory cardstock and smooshed over them with distress inks in my favourite combination of Antique Linen, Tea Dye and Vintage Photo. Then I stamped the images in Coffee ink from Wendy Vecchi.
The carollers and sentiment are from Stampin Up, it was on the sale-for-charity table at the workshop last Saturday so I snapped it up! I can see myself using it a lot :-) The holly is from Stampendous and I can't remember whether I bought it last year or the one before!! I had never used it, but it gives a beautiful impression and I will certainly be using it more now that I have 're-discovered' it. The sentiment is from Stamping All Day.
To give the card a little lift, I used gold peel-off lines around the image, it was exactly enough, even though it doesn't photograph very well :-)
I had intended to layer the images onto some embossed cardstock, but decided to go for the simple plain card blank instead. Maybe I will use embossed mats next time for some variety .... I'm sure I have a holly embossing folder somewhere!
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