I love the Vintage Christmas set from Crafty Secret. The santa is gorgeous and so are the coordinating stamps. So when I was looking for a set to use for creating a sample for the Retiform video tutorial, that set popped into my mind.

I cut a piece of Natural White cardstock with Tim Holtz Baroque Sizzix die and stamped the Santa in Rich Cocoa Memento Ink in it’s center. Next I created a reverse mask out of copier paper with a Classic Oval Nestabilities die and sponged an oval around the Santa first in Vintage Photo, then just the edges of the Oval in Walnut Stain Distress Ink.

I removed the reverse mask and covered the sponged oval with the copy paper oval I had cut in order to create the reverse mask.  More copy paper was used to sponge several panels. One side of the sponged lines was created with Vintage Photo, the other with Fired Brick Distress Ink.

Once the panels were sponged, I covered all up but one and stamped an image in from Vintage Christmas. After all panels were filled, the layer was adhered to a bigger piece of Early Espresso cardstock . I cut around it to create the matching layer. I sewed over the sponged lines.

The sentiment is from Season’s Greetings. It was stamped in Walnut Stain Distress Ink on Natural White Neenah cardstock, cut and embossed with Petite Oval Nestabilities. I left the die over the cardstock, stamped the musical score over it with Vintage Photo and then sponged the panel with the same ink. Latte Kaisercraft Pearls were adhered underneath the sentiment and three Prima Mini Roses were adhered to the right of it.

A 1 3/4″ x 5 1/2″ strip of Webster’s Pages Holiday Paper was adhered to the left on to a 4 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ piece of different pattern of the same paper pack. Melissa Frances lace was adhered to the left of the vertical paper strip before the layers were stitched to a 3/16″ bigger piece of Early Espresso cardstock. Brown Wrinkled May Arts Ribbon was wrapped around the layers twice before it was tied into a bow. It was topped with a green button that was attached to the ribbon with Butterscotch waxed Linen. I twisted the ends of the waxed linen around my paper piercer to curl them up.

5″ x 12″ piece of red Core’dinations cardstock was folded in half and used as card base. More Latte Kaisercraft Pearls were added to the top right corner to finish off the card front.

Here is a video for the visual learner:

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