Sunday, July 29, 2018

Christmas In July - Part 2

Hi there, everyone!  I'm back today to share my first Christmas card for the 2018 season.  For this card, I used the beautiful papers from an older Pion Design collection called "The Night Before Christmas."

This card was inspired by a card I saw on the Pion blog.  All paper edges were inked and distressed.  A Penny Black antique frame die was used on the dark burgandy paper.  On the Santa image as well as the sentiment banner, I also added some Prima Snowflake Paste.  The doily is from a Prima die.  Lace, seam binding, bell and twine are from my stash.  Pearls are Melissa Frances.  I then added some white splatters using water-downed gesso.

I just love these old-fashioned images and paper patterns.  I was so hesitant to cut into the papers but it was time to do so.  I hope you like my card.

Thank you so much for taking time to stop by.  I appreciate your kind comments and enjoy reading them.  Have a wonderful week ahead!


  1. Wow! This looks great--the perfect combo of papers and ephemera. You weren't kidding about getting into the spirit and starting early IS a sensible idea. Thanks for being such a good influence!! :)

  2. What a beautiful vintage card! I just love the pretty image and the lovely bow.

  3. My new absolute favorite of yours, Patty! This is stunning!

  4. ahhhh I havent started on any cards yet!! and the year is flying!!!! This card is so pretty, love the colors... I hope you inspire me to get started!!!

  5. A lovely vintage Christmas card, Patty!! Very pretty!!