Monday, December 7, 2020

A Place To Start - December Challenge - Anything Vintage (2)

 Hello, Crafty Makers!

This is my second project for the December challenge at A Place To Start. The first project was published prematurely.  I decided to create a different iteration of the Vintage card I made for the "Anything Vintage" challenge at my other challenge blog, 613 Avenue Create.

My plan was to create a "Tri-Fold" card using the normal technique.  But, as I was surfing YouTube, I noticed that Prairie Paper and Ink had posted a new video that was a tutorial about an easy technique on how to create tri-fold!  For those of you who have never visited her channel, you should check it out.  I have found great techniques there that have been so helpful when I find myself struggling creatively!
It is so cool that this tri-fold card can stand for display!
I had the most fun creating the background for this card!  I have been using glycerine to help smooth out my inks as I am blending.  It is a great way to smooth out any hard lines.  I started this background by sponging Rustic Wilderness Distress Oxide onto my card base.  Next, I sponged on white pigment ink that had been mixed with just a little glycerine.  I sponged on a little more green and smoothed it out with my glycerine/ink sponge.  Once I was satisfied with the color integration, I blended in a little Picked Raspberry around the ornaments and at random places on the base.  The glycerine prevents the Kraft card from pilling and gives the card a velvet-like appearance.
I used Liquid Pearls™ to create little metal holders for my ornaments.  I also used gold Stickels™ to add glitter to my yellow ornament.
 I kept the inside very simple!  I did go back to color the ornaments! 
I had so much fun creating these quick tri-folds, I created two more to send to friends of mine who celebrate Christmas!  This is a great way to use all those border dies that are languishing in your stash!

Challenges Entered:

Chana Malkah
Stuff I Used:
Liquid Pearls - Onyx


  1. WOW! Chana, this is gorgeous, so many techniques, from the background to the baubles and the fold, love it.
    Faith x

  2. Beautiful work as always!!!

  3. Great card. I love those baubles so much and how you used the die too. Glycerine is a true life saver at times. I often use this when trying to cover large pieces of watercolour card and paper. Often I cover the paper with a thin coat before blending on the colour. This works really well with inks like Distress which are quite hard to move around on such a large piece of paper, usually A3. Have a lovely week, Angela xXx

  4. Waouh ! Finalement je crois que c'est celle-ci ma préférée.
    Les couleurs sont superbes et la conception magnifique.
    Hélas ! Je n'ai pas trouvé le lien pour le tuto de la carte fold.

    Wow! Finally I think this is my favorite.
    The colors are stunning and the design beautiful.
    Alas! I did not find the link for the fold card tutorial.

  5. Wow it's beautiful and very elegant, great job with the liquid pearls, those ornaments are awesome. Hugs, María.

  6. Très jolie creation Chana, merci de jouer avec nous chez 52cct, biz

  7. Stunning card! You did a wonderful job! Thanks for sharing and inspiring!


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