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Thursday, May 3, 2018

Christmas + Play

This piece of blue green DP has been sitting on my desk for awhile. Finally it was put to use. I cut out the middle section to use both sides of the paper, having musical notes in the centre and snowy edges. I teamed it up with a vintage image of angels playing. 
 
I found it to turn out a bit too dark in color, so I went with a white paper and a corner poinsettia die. WoS added to the leaves. 
Then a die cut merry from Tim Holtz and a stamped and gold embossed Christmas. A few sequins for sparkle.

This card is for:
Inkspirational - #159 Word Prompt: Play
Christmas Crafts All Year Round - Anything Goes
The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge - #28 Anything Christmas goes

19 comments:

aussie aNNie said...

Stunning card Pia, lovely deep blue/aqua for the background is so suited to the delightful image..[aussie aNNie blog]

meg said...

i haven't made any vintage style cards for ages, this beauty has inspired me to look through my images and have a go. The poinsettia die lifts and softens the darker papers.

scrAPpamondo said...

Really we are so different, Pia! You pick great inspirations from design paper, I don't know how you do :D Instead I take inspirations from little pieces, especially diecuts... I'm diecut addict.
Love how you added the white poinsettias and the banner to brighting your card, it has a special sweet feel, despite the dark tones of the dp and the (oh, so lovely) vintage image. A very classy card as always!!
Hugs

Chrissy said...

A stunning card Pia..love the beautifyul image and the white die cut is gorgeous against the darker blue..very pretty.

Luv CHRISSYxx

Chrissy said...

And on the business side of things...Thank you so much for sharing and joining in with us at CCAYR...[ Christmas Crafts All Year Round].. just love this card..

Luv CHRISSYxx

Skye said...

A lovely vintage card. Your layout is fantastic. I love your poinsettia die and the sweet angels.

Donna said...

How stunning, like how the poinsettia goes over the edge of the photo, very striking!

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is awesome Pia. I adore your layout.
Hugs
Cathy
xxxx

Imke Ludwig said...

Wonderful vintage christmas card !

cotnob said...

A gorgeous card Pia, such a pretty image and beautifully embellished - fabulous.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Laurel Kerr said...

Gorgeous card and the image is so Beautiful Pia..Loz

Marina said...

This is beautiful - great use of the vintage image and you always manage to use die-cuts in an unfussy way. Thank you for joining us at Inkspirational Challenges.

Karen Steele said...

Beautiful card Pia!

Nonni said...

This is beautiful, Pia, I love the shabby feel! Wonderful die cut poinsettia in white, it adds wonderful a lot of contrast to your card. Lovely details and such a cute image too! Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational!

Tammy said...

What a stunning Christmas card Pia, I love that sweet vintage image and the beautiful poinsettias in the corner, fabulous design!

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful vintage image and love the die-cut corner piece
Carol x

Mervi said...

The blue paper is a fab background to the angel image and beautiful diecut corner, lovely card;-))m

Deanne Saunders said...

Gorgeous!! Thanks so much for participating in our CHRISTMAS CRAFTS ALL YEAR ‘ROUND challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

Monika Reeck said...

Oh I love your image
so vintage look
but combine with DIES
its cool combo Pia
so so adorable
and the Merry there is cool alphabet DIES
love your cool vintage card my sweet friend
hugs
Monika