Hand Stamped By Heather Wright-Porto: Vintage Christmas

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Vintage Christmas

This technique I C.A.S.E.D from fellow demonstrator, Andrea Walford. I loved how she used the Carousel Note for masking!
This card is loaded with different stamps and colors but still a lot of fun to make and I think it is just a beautiful combination of colors! A very different type of card for me...but I love it!

Stampin' Up! Products Used
  • Lovely as a Tree
  • Baroque Motifs
  • French Script
  • Old Olive Craft Ink
  • Chocolate Chip Craft Ink
  • Clear Embossing Powder
  • Heat Gun
  • Kiwi Kiss, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, Sky Blue, Gold Classic Inks
  • Carousel Note
  • Large oval punch, small oval punch
  • Brayer tool
  • Whisper White cardstock
  • Chocolate Chip cardstock
  • Stampin' Dimensionals
  • SNAIL Adhesive

Techniques Used

  • Sponging
  • Masking
  • Heat Embossing

Non-SU Product Used

  • Gold Sheer Ribbon


  1. First you cover the entire Whisper White cardstock with Sky Blue using the Brayer tool.
  2. Then roll the Brayer tool in Kiwi Kiss and add a little bit of green to the background as well.
  3. Then place the Carousel Note towards the left side of the card where you desire.
  4. Then, use Close to Cocoa on a background stamp, I used French Script. And stamp it on the paper....where the Carousel Note is "masking" a good portion of the card (the background will not appear there).
  5. Then, with the mask still in place, use Close to Cocoa and sponge around the edges of the Carousel Note.
  6. Then I lifted the Carousel Note (no more mask), and stamped Baroque Motif's large swirl in Chocolate Chip ink. Also added a few of the small flowers in the set.
  7. In Kiwi Kiss stamped the horizontal layout of trees from Lovely as a Tree along the bottom of the card front.
  8. Then stamped the large tree in Kiwi Kiss (see image above for placement).
  9. Then again stamped the large tree in Old Olive CRAFT ink. Cover with Clear Embossing Powder and heat.
  10. I then stamped "Christmas" in Chocolate Chip CRAFT ink. Cover with Clear Embossing Powder and heat.
  11. Then, using the small oval punch, punch a scrap piece of Whisper White. Use the brayer tool with Sky Blue and Kiwi Kiss as described above.
  12. Stamp "Merry" in Chocolate Chip CRAFT ink. Cover with Clear Embossing Powder and heat. Then adhere to large oval (punched in Chocolate Chip cardstock/scrap).
  13. Adhere greeting to card front using Stampin' Dimensionals.
  14. Add gold ink to desired locations - I added it to the "Merry" greeting, towards the top corner, towards the bottom left corner as well.
  15. Wrap sheer ribbon around the card front and tie in a knot.
  16. Adhere to card using SNAIL adhesive.
  17. You're done :)

Happy stampin' and thanks for visiting!