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Sunday, September 22, 2013

an obsession adventure

It was only a temporary obsession - it started when the Jingle Belles asked for vintage and Lauren offered scanned sheet music from her collection.  I kind of have a minor obsession with music, anyway, and Christmas Card Challenges was also looking for music.  By now you probably know about my newest obsession, seeing how many challenges I can incorporate into one card, so I thought I might be able to combine the sketch at Pile It On and the colors at Merry Monday with some vintage music.  I couldn't figure out how to print Lauren's music without making it all blurry, but I found a collection on Flickr that worked for me:
stamp sets - Christmas Collectibles, Netting (retired); ink - Versamark; Stampin' emboss powder - Gold; card stock - Chocolate Chip, Riding Hood Red (retired), Very Vanilla; punches - Christmas Ornament, 1-1/4" circle; Smooch Spritz - Vanilla Shimmer, Gold Glow; 5/8" Victoria crochet trim; 5/8" grosgrain ribbon - Chocolate Chip (retired); Large Pearl Basic Jewels, white Tea Lace paper doilies
 
Vintage is not my usual style and I struggle with it, but this card was fun to make, and I like it in spite of knowing that it will be difficult to mail. I had a rather busy week and unfortunately missed the link-up deadlines at Pile It On and Christmas Card Challenges, but I think I'm (just barely) in time for Merry Monday, and there are a few days left at Jingle Belles, too - maybe you'd like to play along?

8 comments:

Blanerva Morten Brigitta Vadasz said...

That a lovely card!

Notes by Nina said...

Very pretty card, I love the musical theme. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

Lesley said...

Hi Kathe,
Love this card, the ornament placed over the rosette is pretty and I love that you used music notes on your paper. I think you did vintage beautifully! So happy you could play along with us at the Merry Monday Christmas Card Club!
Have a great week,
Lesley

Bonnie said...

I'm so glad you made it on time with this gorgeous card, Kathe! I love that music and the beautiful ornament! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Merry Monday!

artful-notions said...

Kathe, was just checking the late entrys (of which I am one!) and saw your lovely card! A beauty! You created a festive masterpiece, and I love every element. Like I said, A Beauty!

SmilynStef said...

This is one of those cards you deliver in person ... and the recipient will love it ... gorgeous holiday design ... so glad you joined us at jingle belles.

Susan Joyce said...

Darling card Kathe, I love the pretty embossed ornament and the music. Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday this week.

lauren bergold said...

i tend to put my "lumpier" cards in a parcel with a gift... but you might like to *KEEP* this one, because it's soooooo very cool & a great take on ALL of those fun challenges! thanks for stepping out of your comfort zone to go vintage with us at JINGLE BELLES! ♥