Thursday, 13 December 2018

Vintage Hungarian Christmas cards #63

This card was posted in 1916, a daughter wrote to her dad who was doing his military service during the fist world war. 



You can find my other postcard, if you click on the 'old Christmas cards' label on the sidebar.

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Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Vintage Hungarian Christmas cards #62

This vintage postcard was posted in 1939.



You can find my other vintage postcard if you click on the label - 'old Christmas cards' - on the sidebar.

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Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Christmas banner with Santa in frame

Hello everyone, here is my second banner, the pair of my earlier banner. Like at my first banner, the first layer of this banner was made by copying and mixing two of my Christmas cards, this and this.


This is quite a big, an 18x26 cm banner.

The 2nd, 3rd and 4th layers were cut out with Sizzix Plus Banners Framelits dies. Spattered with diluted white acrylic paint and Vintage Photo Spray Stain.

The first layer was painted with blue acrylic paint then stencilled with Snowflake layering stencil using Opaque Matte Ranger Texture Paste.

The Poinsettia was coloured with Worn Lipstick and Candied Apple markers, the pine leaves with Evergreen Bough, the holly with Mowed Lawn. Then tapped a little white paint to the edges, when they were dry, I tapped with Glossy Accents and put them to the Clear Rock Candy Glitter jar.

I show you how I built the first layer of my banner.









I glued two mirrored stars to the top corners.



And here is a closer one.



With my banner, I would like to join the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Warm Winter Wishes




Vintage Hungarian Christmas cards #61

This beautiful vintage card with a child and Santa on sled was posted in 1901.


This is an early postcard which has undivided back, so on the back they could write only the address.

You can find my other vintage postcard if you click on the label 'old Christmas cards' on the sidebar.

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Monday, 10 December 2018

Vintage Hungarian Christmas cards #60

After a weekend break, I continue to present my collection of vintage Christmas postcards to you.

This one is a so called artist signed postcard. Pauli Ebner (Paula Ebner) was an Austrian illustrator whose illustrations often appear on postcards in this era. Actually, last year I've already shown you a card from her.



The card was posted in 1948.

You can find my other vintage postcards if you click on the 'old Christmas cards' label on the sidebar.

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Sunday, 9 December 2018

Christmas banner with Santa

Every year I make some wall Christmas decorations. Last year, for example, I created Christmas rosettes and metallic star ornaments

This year, I made a banner but I think others will coming soon. 



This is a huge, an 18x26 cm banner. For the banners I used the Sizzix Framelits Plus die set, Banners (660836).

I distressed the edges of all the three layers then inked with Frayed Burlap, then spritzed with diluted Vintage Photo Spray Stain.

The first layer was a copy of my wine tag but in a bigger size, this is why I stamped and embossed the pine trees in two rows.

For the text to make a greyish blue colour, I first stamped with the Watering Can ink, dried the ink with the heat gun, then stamped again with Sky Blue ink. For this, the stamping platform is essential.



What I used:

Sizzix Framelits Plus die, Banners

Sizzix Framelits die and stamp set, Holiday Joy

Stampers Anonymous, Festive Sketch (CMS283)

Idea-Ology, Silver Tinsel Twine

Idea-Ology, Mirrored Stars

Ranger Distress ink pad (Frayed Burlap)

Ranger embossing powder (white)

DecoArt Americana paints (Winter Blue, White Wash)

Ranger Archival ink pad (Watering Can, Sky Blue)

Stamping Platform

etc.




With my banner, I would like to join the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: 'B' is for? - banner




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Saturday, 8 December 2018

Vintage Hungarian Christmas cards #59

Look at this lovely winter scene with these adorable little girls!!! 

This postcard is from 1928.



You can find my other vintage postcards if you click on the 'old Christmas cards' label in the Categories section of the right sidebar.

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Friday, 7 December 2018

Christmas card with a little boy, a Christmas tree and an angel #2

Here is the pair of my earlier card. This one is for my other nephew, for the blond one.



I did some minor alterations from the earlier one because the boys insist on equality in every way :-)

You can find the supply list on the linked blogpost above. 

There's only one difference, here I used the MFT Snow Globe Sentiments stamp set and left out the Make Yourself At Home stamp set.

I hope you like it!!! Thank you for visiting my blog!!!

With this card, I would like to join the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: 'B' is for? - a boy





Vintage Hungarian Christmas cards #58

This beautiful vintage card was posted in 1913. It's a real photograph where some parts of the photo was hand-coloured in order to enhance the significant parts like here Santa's and the angel's robe and the toys.






You can find my other vintage postcards if you click on the 'old Christmas cards' label on the sidebar in the Categories section.


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Thursday, 6 December 2018

Birthday card with cupcake

When I was making this card I was thinking of the colours of the pastry shops, especially the Ladurée. I'm not a huge fan of the pastires of the Ladurée - actually, I'm not a huge fan of things made with sugar - but I love the style, the decorations, the advertisements and the wrappings of Ladurée. 

So I created this:



The first layer of this card was a pastel green cardstock which was embossed using the Polkadot layering stencil by Tim Holtz (THS068) and the Ranger white embossing powder. The edges of the green rectangle was inked with a brown distress ink (Gathered Twigs).


The frame was cut out from chipboard and I painted gold.

The roses were in my stash, I made them earlier.

The cake was stamped on a watercolour paper and was coloured with Ranger Distress markers.

As for the background in the frame ... for this, I used the Reflections stamp and the Ranger Archival Potting Soil ink pad. After stamping I toned back with white acrylic paint, then spritzed with Ranger Distress Spray Stain (Vintage Photo) using a brush. In the end, I inked the edge with Vintage Photo ink.


What I used:

Stampers Anonymous, Birthday Blueprints by Tim Holtz (CMS153)

Stampers Anonymous, Reflections by Tim Holtz (CMS111)

Stampers Anonymous, Hashtags by Tim Holtz (CMS183)

Sizzix Bigz die, Ornate Frame by Tim Holtz (658720)

Sizzix Bigz die, Tattered Florals by Tim Holtz (656640)

Sizzix Thinlits die, Small Tattered Florals by Tim Holtz (661806)

Sizzix Thinlits die, Garden Greens by Tim Holtz

Stampers Anonymous layering stencil, Polkadot by Tim Holtz

Ranger embossing powder (white)

Ranger Distress markers

Ranger Distress ink pads (Gathered Twigs, Vintage Photo)

Ranger Distress Spray Stain (Vintage Photo)

Ranger Archival ink (Potting Soil)

etc.





With my card, I would like to join the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: 'B' is for? - birthday


I hope you like it!!! Thank you for visiting my blog!!!