Saturday, 9 December 2017

Post 358: Vintage Shabby Chic Christmas Card (wreath)

Hi friends :)
Happy Sunday!

I'd like to share a Vintage Layered Shabby Chic Christmas Card today. This was part of my DT work for Bob n Betty, all the details can be checked out here. I made 2 cards, this is one of them. This one features a wreath :) The sentiment reads, "season's greetings". 

Synopsis of the Process:

This card is 4.5 by 8.5 inches in size. There are multiple layers in the card, the main panel is made from Decoupage paper (Vintage Wheels Collection). I’ve added hand stitching to the borders, for a finished look & as a textural element. The edges of all the papers and mats were deckled and distressed for a worn out look. Elements used for layering & embellishment include lace, old book papers, torn pieces of scrapbook papers (Woodies Collection), twine, die cuts, wood embellishments, gems, net, gauze, pollens & buttons. Some of the elements were foam mounted to get a 3-d look and white gesso was dry brushed on some of the elements like the pollens to get a more shabby look. In the end, white splatter was created with white acrylic paint, to imitate the look of snow and a few pearls were added using perfect pearls.

List of Supplies:

Bob n Betty Decoupage Papers- Vintage Wheels Collection
Bob n Betty Papers- Woodies Collection
Sizzix Tim Holtz Die- Mini Holiday Greens
Prima Heavy White Gesso
Prima 3d Matte Gel
Tim Holtz Ideaology Small Talk Stickers
Old Book Papers
MDF/wood embellishments
White, kraft and black cardstock
3d foam tape
Tombow Mono Multi Glue
Distress Oxide Inkpad- Vintage photo

Here are some photos of the card:

This card is one of the two I made,  below is a photo of the set:

I am playing along with the following challenges:

PaperArtsy Challenge 18- used torn & deckled papers here
TIME OUT Challenge #98- was inspired by the christmas theme, colors and images
HLS December Christmas Challenge- skipped the optional twist
Double D challenges- its beginning to look a lot like christmas (was inspired by the colors & christmas theme)
Mixed Media Warriors Challenge 23- was inspired by the christmas theme and colors
#23 Wyzwanie Grudniowe | #23 December Moodboard Challenge
SSS Monday Challenge- Icy Inspiration (depicted snow with white splashes)

Thanks for your time :)
Love reading your sweet comments.
Stay Blessed. 


  1. What a stunning piece, there is so much details, the background is amazing and love the wreath! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

  2. Fabulous! Love all of the mixed media on this shabby card! Thanks for joining the Double D, "Red/White" Challenge.

  3. Such lovely set of cards! Love that vintage shabby look! Thank you for playing with Scraps N Pieces. Please, if you could just add our mood board to the post.

  4. WOW! Gorgeous! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Red & White with optional touch of Green’ challenge! We hope you’ll come back often.

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  5. Such an amazing shabby chic project! I love all the details and layers in both of these. I think the one with the wreath and the deer is my favorite -that deer is just so very cute! :) Thanks for joining us at TIME OUT!

  6. Wow, there is so much detail in this card, it must have taken forever to put together. Its gorgeous and I love how it has the same tone of colour running thru it, even with all the embellishment. So glad you joined us at TIME OUT and Merry Christmas!!

  7. What a pretty card with so many interesting details!
    Thanks for sharing with us at Happy Little Stampers.
    Carol x

  8. Lovely cards,beautiful vintage effect. Thanks for joining us at Scraps N Pieces challenge.

  9. Wow! That's truly amazing!! Love it!!Thanks for sharing with us at Scraps N Pieces blog!

  10. love the colors and the dimension on your cards - thanks for sharing your project at the Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge

  11. Wow!Lovely Cards with nice dimension!! Lovely details too!! Thank you for sharing with us at Mixed Media Warriors Blog!!
    Hema - DT @ MMW Blog

  12. Very beautiful card! Thank you for sharing with us at ScrapsNPieces!

  13. Beautiful card, perfect creation for our theme this month. Thanks for joining us at A Vintage Journey.

  14. Two Gorgeous shabby chic Christmas Cards! Preeti. Adore them both . Thanks for joining us at A Vintage Journey x

  15. Lovely set of cards.. Thanks for playing along with us at MMW!!

  16. love all the textures of ur cards thank you for play with us at MMW