Take a journey with Santa as you see this delightful card created by Crew Member Jorunn Andreassen. This vintage inspired paper collection from 7gypsies will bring out the vintage kid in all of us. Sadly this is the last year for this collection, so be inspired and pick up a few pieces in the shop. They are all on sale by the way, so you get a good deal too.
Hello everyone, Jorunn here again. Today I want to show the process I use when I make cards.
1. I choose the color of the card.
2. I choose the first patterned paper (since I had bought the great pad of Christmas paper from 7gypsies, it was easy to match colors and theme).
3. The next step is to gather and cut out the details and embellishments.
4. I choose paints and color to add to the final project (not always, but sometimes I add this touch).
I start somewhere and it is easy and many times what I end up with, is not like you imagined.
From what you see in the picture here, it was just a little red piece that was not on my card. Below you can see the book with all the lovely Christmas sheets, it is amazing. From not being a vintage lady, I am now completely hooked.
For me it’s the American Santa has always been the real Santa, I can not get enough of him. When Christmas comes to Norway, my home is the “Christmas House.” My family calls it the great “Christmas House” since there is not a corner where you cannot find Santas, angels or other holiday decorations.
In Norway it is not Christmas until we’ve seen a Christmas Story from Disney, Mickey and his friends. Now I am really looking forward to the great family day. As you can see here in the picture, I’ve put the card along with my favorite decoration.
Even though I have chosen what I would use on a card, I add new things as I put it all together. Actually, I should take a picture of my card before I mount it, for it is when I study it on the screen, I see where I should had a little more decoration or paper on my card. But then it’s too late because everything is glued.
I have used round dies to create a space to write a Christmas greeting. The same dies are used on the other side only the ornate part. You can see the dies in the Picture a little further up the page. Decorating the front and the back of the card and the inside adds a wonderful detail.
Here is the front of the card, and I was so happy with that window. I’ve used white wink of stella on it. With glitter, not easy to catch it in a picture, but I can promise you that the one that gets this card will truly see it. It remains to wish you a beautiful and creative days before Christmas.
Good and warm Christmas hug from Jorunn!
We hope you have enjoyed a holiday journey to Norway. It is so interesting the American Traditions transcend the globe sometimes and how here in American we adapt traditions from around the world and together it brings out the spirit of Christmas in so many.
I have used:
Eyelet Outlet Dots
Norwegian Stamps from Papirdesign
Precious Marieke Spirit of Christmas Dies
White Wink of Stella
Prima wood Merry Christmas
Join us for this exciting challenge by creating a project that shows off your Christmas style – your country, your traditions, your color, your way. Here is the blog with all the details on how you can enter. Christmas Where You Are Challenge.
Happy Holiday Crafting!!!