Saturday, December 14, 2013

STR's Noel #196 Buttons and Polka Dots

One more post for The Shabby Tearoom's challenge.
Noel, use polka dots and buttons.
This time used one of the images from Digital Papers, who sponsors the challenge.

The sweet digital Christmas angel was antiqued using a technique 
Heather Nichols showed us.
3 layers of embossing produces the shiny coat, which is easily 'broken' to resemble
patina aging. I defined it a bit, as she suggested, with Chai ink stain.
Background is PTI's Background Basics: Tintype stamped in Oceantides.
I thought the dots in the tintype stamp look like polka dots.
PTI cardstocks: Aquamist, Antique Linen
Foil Edging and vintage lace layering. The swirling rhinestones reminded me of snow.
Glittered paper rose, buttons and felt holly on
seam binding by Paper Sweeties.

Noel sentiment on the inside.

Tucked in some snowflake sequins in the bouquet

You still have a day or 2 to play along!


  1. What a stunning card, Nancy. Wow, just lovely! Thanks for joining us at the Tea Room!

  2. Absolutely stunning, gorgeous!

  3. WOW, Nancy, this vintage beauty is a stunner! Thanks for sharing your amazing and lovely work with us this week in the Tea Room :)

  4. I so wish I could do a shabby card...have never liked my results, but yours is fabulous! Such a great idea to use that crackle technique...I zoomed in to check out the fabulous detail. This is really beautiful!

  5. Wow! Love all the fancy vintage detail on this beautiful card. Your cluster of buttons ,snowflakes and flowers is gorgeous Nancy!

  6. Ohh my stunning! Thanks so much for playing along at The Shabby Tea Room

  7. Oh wow, this is STUNNING, love that foil lace layers, I want to reach my hand out just to touch and feel it, awesome work there!!!!!

  8. Nancy--this is just stunning. I love the vintage look.

  9. Wow Shirley - this is a work of art and definitely a keepsake!

  10. A vintage beauty! Gorgeous inside and out!


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