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A Vintage Holiday

Are you looking for some Vintage Christmas card inspiration!  The Frilly and Funkie Challenge blog has some great inspiration posted from the DT.  Be sure to create and play along for your chance to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique.
I was inspired by the Mini Cabinet cards and Occasions cards.  I have been right into the ice skates this season and icy blues.
 
 
I decided on making a 5x5 easel card.  I love to layer and load with goodies.

 
When you open it all the way there's more icy fun.

 
I cut my layer with my snow flurries on the edge die then added some Ranger Icicle Stickles.

 
I inked a Framed Alpha Word- Wonderful with tumbled glass distress paint.

 
 I cut a Thinlits Label then stamped from Handwritten Holidays 2, Let it Snow.

 
To get the ice skates white I painted gesso onto the grungeboard.  Then I used frosted film and attached to the grungeboard and cut.  Giving the skates a pretty shimmer.  I thread some bakers twine for laces then attached the silver snowflake charm.

 
I coated the mini cabinet card with embossing paste then sprinkled a little distress glitter pumice stone and clear rock candy.  I colored the toque with broken china distress marker.

 
With the left over frosted film grunge board from cutting the skates I cut the smallest stacked snowflake.  I added a silver brad and pounded it out.

 
I trimmed a #8 tag to fit in the cabinet card.  Another Thinlit Label cut stamped with Handwritten Holidays 2 'tis the season.

 
The tag would be a great spot to hide a gift card!

 
Be sure to check out the rest of the Frilly and Funkie Design Teams projects.  We would love to see your Vintage Christmas Cards!
 
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Compendium of Curiosities 3 - Woodland Trees/ Tinsel
 
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Comments

  1. LOVE this easel card Nicole! Such a clever way to display the dimension you've achieved with the skates and I love the On The Edge border you've used for your easel element. Jenny x

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  2. Absolutely stunning Nicole! The soft aquas are my favourite for the holidays, so frosty and festive! Love the icicle glitter on the snowflakes and the dash of pumice stone on the frame! The splashes of silver really give the card that extra bit of flair! Such a wonderful wintery card! holiday hugs :)

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  3. Super easel card. Love the frosty colours - so appropriate for a Canadian winter. The baker's twine is so much fun for the skate laces and I love all the glitter you have added.
    Hugs!
    Cec

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  4. This is a fabulous easel card Nicole, I too love the cool blues and the ice skates, the little splash of blue on the boy's hat is such a lovely touch too. Hugs, Anne xx

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  5. This is so sparkly and festive! Fantastic easel card, Nicole!. Your ice skates are terrific - love the baker's twine for the laces The On the Edge Snowflurries dies is a favorite and I love seeing how you used it here. Beautiful touch with the hidden tag - love how you used the Handwritten Holidays sentiment.

    Hugs,
    Linda

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  6. Your card and tag are so beautiful :)
    I love the skates and the charm you added to them.
    Oh ya, Coffee Crisp is my favourite chocolate bar as well…and I hate the taste of coffee ;)

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  8. Beautiful card Nicole! I love the hanging skates and the image is just so perfect ! Sue C x

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