Sunday, November 26, 2017

Vintage Carolers Card - 12 Tags of Christmas Funkie Junkie Style Week 4

Hello! I've finally gotten another card made for Linda's 12 Tags of Christmas Funkie Junkie Style Week 4. Her 12 week challenge is generously sponsored by The Funkie Junkie Boutique. If you fancy playing along, her simple guidelines for the challenge can be found HERE.


Inspired by Linda's vintage carolers, holly and sheet music, I gathered my supplies. My version is quite simple and flat; great for easy posting. Please visit Linda's blog to see her beautiful vintage tag.



I've used one of Tim's old Holidays Past Christmas Paper Stash from holidays past for the base. I die cut watercolor paper with Tim's Mixed Media Christmas die from last year and blended it with Vintage Photo Distress Oxide and spritzed it with water. I stamped it with a lovely stamp Autumn sent me last Christmas using Walnut Stain DOX. 'Silent Night' is my favorite Christmas hymn. Lastly, I splattered with chalky white paint for a light snowfall.


I topped my card with the Carolers cut from waste packaging and sanded them lightly. The bow is made using Metallic Trimmings colored with Tarnished Brass Distress Stain. The Trimmings react like shrink plastic when heated, and if you blast it quickly with the heat tool, the bow tightens up perfectly and the ends shrink up for a sweet little bow. Finally,  I chose a Metallic Holiday Talk for my greeting and added two Ideaology Tiny Bells.

I'm sharing my card with these challenges:

Thank you for stopping by today and for all your sweet comments!
Hugs and Blessings!
Sara Emily

I used the following products which are available at the Funkie Junkie Boutique:

13 comments:

  1. I can feel the merriment all the way in the south! I love the vintage flavor of your creation, Sara Emily, and the beautiful snowy look - whether it be due to an antique home decor item, or a contemporary distressed mixed media style - leave it to you to blend both styles together in your artsy technique! Beautifully done! hugs, de

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  2. This is so stunning, Sara Emily!! I love the background!! It looks so amazing!! The carolers are fabulous...I'd forgotten about them and now I want to dig mine out!! I love the holly cut!! Everything is just so gorgeous and artistic and I absolutely love it!! Have a great day, sweet friend!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  3. Wonderful card, Sara Emily! I love the carolers and the glow of that bow!

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  4. Another amazing card Sara, and fabulous take on Linda's tag. I love the background!! The colouring and stamping is so artistic and gorgeous and the perfect base for the silhouette of the carolers. Stunning creation! hugs xx

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  5. šŸ˜ All of your little details are just awesome-- you thought of everything! I love the saved packaging for your carolers... and they sanded just right! Get it, girl!

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  6. You really did create the most stunning background for those wonderful carolers, I just love how you did the holly and the little bow with the jingle bells is delightful. Love this!! Hugs, Anne xx

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  7. the colors a subtle text/music flow so beautifully! love this card, Sara! And it is NOT flat, it's gorgeous!

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  8. I could just eat this background up!!! And that bow!!! So happy to see you putting that stamp to good use, isn't it the best?! I always love seeing these MM thinlets at work and you've used the holly beautifully! Hugs, Autumn

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  9. Awesome card! Love the background ! Thanks for joining us at HLS Anything Goes with Dies!

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  10. Beautiful card, Sara Emily - the background is gorgeous and just perfect for those Vintage Carolers! Love this - hugs!!

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  11. this really has a vintage feel that I love, old is always new! Especially like the cut on the background thanks for playing along at Mixed Media Monthly

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  12. That's such a sweet take on Tag 4 - I love how they're standing on the ribbon!
    Alison x

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  13. I can almost hear the music....:-)

    Sally x

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