Vintage Christmas Card

handmade christmas card


This was an extremely simple (and quick) card to make.

I started with burgandy cardstock, folder it into half, with a right-side opening.  I’ve then topped it with scrapbooking paper (this particular one is Teresa Collins), cut to size, and leaving a small border around the edge so the cardstock is showing through.

The image is a Vintage Santa stamp, from the Darkroom Door stamp set. (Dear Santa Vol 2)

I’ve stamped that onto glossy paper which has a yellow tinge to it. (They tell me it’s called Buttercup Yellow, but I just can’t see that’s right.) The inkpad I used is Saddle Brown Stazon.

I’ve cut another piece of burgandy cardstock and placed that under the Santa image, then glued them both onto the scrapbooking paper.

Last, but certainly not least (because I think it finishes it off), I’ve added a strip of hession (I think it’s called Burlap in the US?), glued that down on an angle, then added a stip of ‘trim’ in red and green.




Supplies and Equipment Used for this card:


Darkroom Door Stamps are made by an Australian company, and I can’t find them online except for their website. (You can buy direct, but the fees to post outside Australia may be prohibitive. You can however replace the stamp with another Vintage style stamp, and you can see several here on Amazon.

I searched Amazon but couldn’t locate the Christmas trim I used. (I bought mine at Riot Art and Craft in Australia for about a dollar a roll.) This isn’t the same, but you could use something like this Vintage Tinsel Ribbon if you wanted to. Anything that will give it a vintage Christmas look. I did however, eventually find this Fabric Trim which would work well, but could be a tad expensive for what we want it to do.

Stazon Saddle Brown

Burgundy Cardstock

Scrapbook Paper

Colored Glossy Paper

Burlap Ribbon


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