Sunday, November 2, 2014

CAS Vintage

I was looking at my Saturday inspirations, and found these challenges:

Sketches: Retro Sketches, 52 Christmas Card Throwdown
Less is More: Non-traditional Christmas colors
Our Creative Corner: Use a Nature Photo and a vintage style
Just Us Girls: Wreath

I found this photo of my girls and their snowman:

So I found it in my file under Feb. 2012, added a Sepia tone in PicMonkey, and edited that big black leaf off of Susanna's face:

Looks pretty vintage-y, right? Then I printed it on cardstock, cropped it down, and added it to a 5x7 card with some layers of black, white and kraft.

I added some pink sparkles for a non-traditional pop of color.


Materials used:
Cardstock: Black, White Daisy, Kraft
Stamps: Holiday Wishes, Avonlea Scrapbooking WOTG
Ink: White Daisy, Chocolate, VersaMark
Other: White embossing powder, Prisma Glitter, Pink & Purple Sparkles, Cocoa Ribbon Rounds, White Baker's Twine, Florets Just Blooms Paper Shapes


  1. What a gorgeous photo and I love your layout. To change your photo to sepia is such a great idea and I love the way you've matched in all the tones. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Our Creative Corner.
    Julia xx

  2. What a fabulous idea and utterly gorgeous for Christmas
    Thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
    Sarah xx
    Less is More

  3. I really like the way you've used your own photo - makes such a personal Christmas card. Really lovely. Thanks so much for playing along with 52CCT this week.

  4. What a fantastic way to incorporate your own photo into a card! Thanks for joining us this week at Just Us Girls!

  5. quelle jolie interprétation Sarah, très bonne idée cette photo noir et blanc pour ce challenge, merci de jouer avec nous chez 52CCT, biz

  6. What a great sepia photo and a beautiful card. Thanks so much for your sharing with us at OCC. Kerstin

  7. This is great fun, what a totally personal card!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  8. That is a really cute picture of the kids! Love what you did with it! Thanks for playing with Just Us Girls!

  9. What a great idea! Makes a 'one of kind' card! Cute wreath embellishment, too!
    Thanks for joining us this week at Just Us Girls!

  10. A lovely card from a lovely photo.

  11. Sorry to be so late commenting this week, what a fun idea and card!
    Thank you so much for joining us at Less is More
    LIM Designer