Saturday, 7 October 2017

Brown for a Christmas Card?

I wasn't sure I'd make a card for the October Christmas Cards All Year Round challenge - "Monochromatic Browns".  But then I pulled out a vintage style stamp I'd never used and thought it could work well in brown.  Here it is:


I stamped it in my Misti using my Oxide ink - when I reinked some of the paler parts of the stamp, I seemed to get some colour variation in the final stamped image, but I think it only adds to the vintage look.

I then sponged around the edge using two shades of brown to make it look aged.

I attached a Tim Holtz Christmas token with a brad and popped the panel up on fun foam.

So what do you think?  Does brown work for a Christmas card?





Supplies:
Stamps - Deep Red Vintage Santa
Ink - Distress Oxide Vintage Photo, Distress Vintage Photo, Ranger Potting Soil
Paper - PTI Vintage Cream cs
Size - A2
Accessories - Tim Holtz Christmas token, metallic brad, fun foam



9 comments:

  1. Love your brown tones and sponging for your vintage Santa card. TFS Christine. Hugs

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  2. Beautiful Christmas card. Perfect image for a brown monochromatic card! And it’s a non-traditional colour one too. Love it, Susan.

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    1. Trying to branch out a bit and expand my styles!! You never know, one day I might suddenly make some really cute cards too!

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    2. Susan, you have some magnificent vintage looking stamps and I love how you used them. I see no variation in color on your image. Love the colors on this too- emphasizing that fabulous stamp. Love this!

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  3. The brown works very well, Susan! The vintage look is so perfect with this stamp!

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  4. Worked perfectly Susan..gorgeous card.
    Thank you so much for sharing and joining in with us at CCAYR...[ Christmas Cards All Year Round]

    Luv CHRISSYxx

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  5. Brown is perfect for that vintage Santa, and I love the distress inks around the edge.

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  6. Gorgeous card!!! Thanks so much for participating in our CHRISTMAS CARDS ALL YEAR ‘ROUND challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!! *If this comment is late I apologize! I’m having major issues lately trying to leave comments due to the stupid ROBOT silliness!!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

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  7. This is a beautiful card! That stamp was perfect for our challenge! Thanks so much for playing along with us at CCAYR! -Lori DT

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