Saturday, 24 December 2016

Vintage Christmas card

Hi, crafty friends and visitors!
I hope you have a wonderful day!

I am here today to share with you my vintage Christmas card and here it is.

I started with a piece of a white mixed media cardstock and my Dylusions snowflake mini stencil. I used my texture paste to create the snowflakes background. 
Then I applied a coat of white gesso on top. I mixed my Liquitex Raw umber acrylic paint with my Golden glazing medium and applied it onto my cardstock. I used a baby wipe to wipe of the glaze. I wanted to achieve some grunge background this way. 
To create my festive greenery I used a thin watercolor paper and my Distress stain spray in Forest moss. Then I cut out my greenery out of that paper using my Tim Holtz Holiday greens die.  I attached my greenery arrangement on top of my card and added some small jingle bells and a twine bow. To create my festive berries I used Pearl pen in red color.

Next, I used my manila cardstock and my marble paints in gold, teal and turquoise colors. I love to play with those paints, it's so much fun. I cut out my vintage Christmas ornament out of that marbled paper using my Sizzix die.

For the sentiment, I used the Tim Holtz stamp. 
I decided to use my kraft cardstock as a card base and I applied some Crystal Ice Stickles onto the edges.


  1. Wow Branka! That marbled ornament is tremendous and looks great with the greenery topper. What a beautiful vintage make. I love it and love you my friend! Merry Christmas, Autumn

    1. Biggest congrats on your top 3 at CVC my friend! Woo hoo! This card is AMAZING! Hugs, Autumn

  2. Oh what a stunning card Branka, I love the beautiful bauble, the colour is gorgeous, the stencilled snowflakes are wonderful too. Really stunning my lovely friend!! Wishing you all the very best for Christmas and the new year! Hugs, Anne xx

  3. Gorgeous Christmas card Branka!
    Happy Holidays my friend!
    Paper Talk with Samra

  4. Gorgeous Christmas card! So many beautiful details. Love the pop of blue on this!

  5. the card is absolutely gorgoeus, love all the delightful texture. The marbled ornament is fab!
    Merry Christmas to you and yours!

  6. A fabulous card. The textures and vintage style are wonderful and your marbled bauble looks amazing.
    Thank you for joining in with the December challenge "Anything Mixed Media Goes" at Creative Artiste Mixed Media and good luck x

  7. Ooooh, Branka! This one is my favorite ever! I love that textured and glazed snowy background and that marbled ornament is over the top gorgeous! I've never heard of marbling paints but I need to check into these! Gorgeous, Gorgeous, GORGEOUS design! Sending your hugs!

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    1. I meant to hit enter whoops. I wished I had seen this before yesterday, I love the spray, ornaments and bell. Just perfect.

  9. I'm back to thank you for entering this gorgeous card into our Winter Wishes Dare at Emerald Creek Dares!

  10. I love this. The turquoise really pops. A great creation. Thanks for joining in with us at Country View Crafts.

  11. Branka, I've been admiring your beautiful card all over the Internet and so happy that you joined us at A Vintage Journey for our Winter Magic challenge! So beautiful, love the aged background embellished with the wonderful marbled ornament! Deb xo

  12. Happy, happy new year my sweet friend!! I hope 2017 is an amazing year for you!! Wow, what a stunning card this is!! The marbleized ornament looks so gorgeous!! I love the colors!! The greenery and berries are just perfect!! Love, love this, Branka!! It's spectacular!! Happy 2017 dear friend!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  13. Hi Branka! I'm so excited to see this beautiful card take the winner's prize at Scrapy Land! Well done, my friend! Sending warm hugs!