Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Timeless Tuesday #128


It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas.... in the Flourishes store! :) Flourishes is having a Christmas in July sale going on now through July 31st and all Christmas sets are a whopping 20% off! So now is the time to get in the Christmas spirit... and to help you, the Timeless Tuesday challenge today, being hosted by Makiko is to make a Christmas creation! Stop over at the Flourishes blog for all the details to join in... YOU could be the lucky winner of $10 to spend in the Flourishes online store!

For my card today, I have used the Vintage Postcard stamp set to create this old-fashioned beauty. The papers I used here are from the Basic Grey "Jovial" collection, and I've paired the paper with some red gingham May Arts ribbon. I stamped the image in Versafine Vintage Sepia ink and embossed with clear embossing powder. Then I distressed the edges and applied Antique Linen distress ink...

and spritzed the image with some Heirloom Gold Perfect Pearls mixed with water for shimmer. For a finishing touch I colored in the "frame" around the image with my E30 Copic marker. If you click on the photo below for a close-up you can hopefully see some of the added shimmer.
Stop and see what the other Flourishes Bloggers have created today for Christmas in July...

Shannon White, July Guest Designer

We'd love to have you play along! Happy stamping!

40 comments:

Cindy Haffner said...

GORGEOUS Tammy!!~

Shannon White said...

Wow, This is soo Gorgeous Tammy! Love the Sepia tones you used and festive Dp's too! Just Really Lovely 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

Theresa said...

Great vintage look.....love that sepia tone and design.

ecpiercy said...

Beautiful! I love your use of this vintage postcard set.

Liz Williams said...

I love this vintage scene done in just the perfect colots.

Heather Jensen said...

I can see the shimmer and it is fabulous Tammy. I love this vintage post card image and you did a beautiful job. :)
Hugs~

Pattie said...

Beautiful! I love that button with the bit of twine...the perfect touch to this very vintage card!

Jacqueline Smith said...

What a gorgeous looking vintage card.
Thanks for sharing.

stampqueen said...

Beautiful card - love that stamp.
I need to remember to used the gold shimmer spray like that!!!!

The Rubber Maid said...

Great almost Charles Dicken's looking Christmas card. You did a great job. Pat

Benzi said...

Tammy, what a beautiful, old-fashioned Christmas card. I did click for a larger image and there sure is a lot of sparkle. Just gorgeous, and makes me almost ready for Christmas. Oh, I love summer too much, but Christmas is my favorite holiday.

dpkennedy said...

Very elegant! I love this set more and more each time I see it! I love the monochromatic tones!

Betty Wright said...

Tammy, this is so warm and beautiful! Lovely design and detailing! Wonderful Christmas card!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Beautiful antique design...the distressing is fabulous on the postcard!

Silke Ledlow said...

Tammy, your vintage x-mas card is divine! Love the colors! Hugs ~S~

Donna said...

Beautiful card, Tammy. Love the postcard look.

anne said...

love the vintage feel of your card.. the soft colors work well with just a little punch of the red in the ribbon...

Leslie Miller said...

I'm really enjoying all the Christmas cards you girls are sharing for this challenge! I'm beginning to feel the inspiration I'll need if I'm to get an early start this year. This one is gorgeous, Tammy! I love the Vintage Postcard set!

Becky said...

Gorgeous...

Riette said...

Oh my goodness I'm speechless. That is stunning. I LOVE antique books and papers and this looks just amazing.

Allison Cope said...

Gorgeous Tammy! Love the rich feeling of your stunning card!

Shime said...

Gorgerous card! Thanks for sharing

Carol said...

Love the vintage look of this card. Carol x

Steph Lee of Arty Carty said...

wow wow wow!!! Love your sepia card!

Cheryl said...

Beautiful card! I love the layout and the way you put the postcard off to the left and the button and ribbon ends to the right. The red striped ribbon looks so good with all that green.

Yogi said...

very pretty, very vintage and love the splash of the red ribbon.

Makiko Jones said...

Beautiful vintage Christmas card Tammy!!

wendyp said...

wow! Tammy, this is gorgeous! Love that button treatment too!

Dani said...

So lovely and inspiring! What a great vintage Christmas card!

Marlena M. said...

I love that stamp set! Such a classic look. Beautiful card.;)

Rosemary said...

so beautiful!!

Jackie W. said...

Oh, I love this. I never would have thought to use this stamp in this manner. Thanks so much for the inspiration. Something similar to this will be my next card for my silent auction basket. TFS

Christine aka blankiefinder said...

Such a beautiful card, Tammy! I love how you pulled the ribbon through!

Franca said...

I love this vintage feeling!!!
Great card

Hugs Franca

Ravengirl said...

Lovely! That pop of red on your ribbon is gorgeous!

Sylvia said...

Beauuuutiful!!!! Love that stamp!!!

Theresa said...

Tammy this is just beautiful. Love the colors and the DP is just perfect. Very lovely.

Sherry said...

beautiful!! love the touch of color the ribbon adds!!

Misti said...

Gorgeous card, Tammy!

LeAnne said...

This is just gorgeous, Tammy. I saw Danielle's card as well and fell in love with this image!