Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Vintage style Cardinal

The countdown to Christmas continues, Christmas eve will be Friday and Christmas on Saturday, how did the time come so fast?!

Today I've got a vintagy style card for you that was actually super quick and easy to make.  It was my first time experimenting with this ribbon technique---which most of you have been doing for months LOL!--and I really like how it worked with this ribbon which has some wire in it on the sides.

All stamps used on this card are from Heartfelt Creations, and full instructions will be posted on their blog tomorrow, so I'll give you a link to them then.  Until then, if there is a question you have about technique or how it was done please let me know in the comment section!

Products used:
Snowy Cardinal PreCut Set Product ID: HCPC 3352
Holly Background Product ID: 998X
Ribbon is the type to decorate the tree, bought at Costco
Memento Ink and Copics

2 Sisters - Christmas
Fresh Brewed - Merry Christmas
Stampin for the Weekend - Christmas
Really Reasonable Ribbon - Photo inspiration (the vintagy glitzy feeling of the photo I think is captured in my Stickled snowy area on the branches of the tree)
Copic Creations - Sparkle
Gingerloft Challenge - Distressing
Allsorts challenge - anything goes
Creative inspirations challenge - anything goes Christmas
I did it creations - anything goes
Craft your passion - Christmas
The crafty pad - anything goes
Everybody Art - First Snow


  1. Hello Kristina. How beautiful is this. Such a pretty image, love the glittery effect, and that red ribbon is wonderful. Happy crafting.
    With love, Sandra xxx

  2. Soooooooooo pretty! LOVE everything about this lovely card! Feels like Christmas long ago! Especially love the ribbon and the glitz!
    Merry Christmas!

  3. your card is absolutely fantastic!

    love the way you placed the ribbon on the card!

    sending you many christmas-hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

  4. This is just beautiful! I love a vintage look and yours is adorable.
    Thank you for joining us this week at
    Craft Your Passion Challenges
    Happy Holidays.

  5. Beautiful!! The red of the cardinal and ribbon really pop. Have a Merry Christmas.

  6. This is beautiful. The cardinal is stunning and the ribbon treatment is the perfect finishing touch.

    Hope your Christmas is wonderful! Best wish to you and yours for a joyous New Year.!

  7. This is just gorgeous.. love the colour tones.. so very pretty and soft at the time.. just lovely. :)

  8. Fabulous card, I love the ribbon
    Wishing you too, a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!


  9. looks amazing, love the vintage distressed look, and that cardinal is so pretty!!!

  10. So very pretty, I always like cardinals.

  11. Just gorgeous, Kristina! Love the classic image and your ribbon looks amazing! I especially like the distressing around the edges. Merry Christmas! :)

  12. Lovely card, and I have not tried this ribbon technique yet so you are not the last at all...

    Thank you so much for having time to play with us at I did it creations challenge blog this week!
    Happy holidays!

  13. what a wonderful card! love your coloration and the snow looks so real!
    thanks for joining eac this week!
    hugs, alex

  14. What a cute card! Love the image too, Thanks for joining us this week at Dutch Dare Card Challenge.

  15. This is the most stunning card, totally awesome, what beautiful colouring. xxx

  16. This is beautiful. Thanks for taking part at The Crafty Pad this week and a Happy Christmas to you.

  17. Just love your vintage card! You have used so many clever techniques resulting in an awesome card. Thanks for joining us at The Crafty Pad this week. Merry Christmas.

  18. What a beautiful card Kristina! Thanks so much for joining our Really Reasonable Ribbon challenge.

  19. Thanks for joining us at IDIC this week and sharing your great creation. Sorry this is the same message I am leaving on all entries now as I am running out of time so close to Christmas! Merry Christmas.

  20. Fabulous distressing and love the beautiful image :)
    Thanks so much for joining us at Gingerloft Challenges :)
    Merry Christmas
    Lynn xx

  21. Wonderful card. I love the bird.

    Thank you for joining us at IDIC.

    Hugs Gurkiss

  22. I like the "snow" on your branches and your crinkly ribbon.

  23. This is so striking, Love the image, colours and that rich ribbon. Thank you for joining us at Creative Inspirations.
    Suzi xx

  24. Very pretty. I love the circle around the cardinal. Thanks for playing at Gingerloft.

  25. Gorgeous coloring! Thanks for joining the Copic Creations Challenge and Happy New Year!

  26. Love the colors and the image is colored so perfectly! Thank you for playing along with us at Gingerloft Challnges.

  27. Congratulations!!! Your beautiful card made the top 3 for challenge #14 on the Really Reasonable Ribbon's Ramblings blog. Be sure to stop over and pick up your 'I Made the RRR Top 3' badge.
    Thanks so much for playing along with us!