Vintage Christmas Card

My husband and I are taking a little vacation this week.  He's been stressed with work, so we decided to take a week and visit Nashville, TN and Louisville, KY.  So far, Nashville has been a lot of fun. We're enjoying visiting the bars and listening to music.  I just wish there was a few less people.  But, the food, and drinks, has been really good so far.  

When I saw this stamp set in the new Mini Catalog, I just had to get it.  Love the fact it coordinates with the punch that is in the Annual Catalog.  

I love all the hints of gold in this card.  The acorns and sentiment are heat embossed with the gold embossing powder and don't forget about the gold the Basic White is matted on.  

The stamp was a bit of a challenge.  It's three stamping steps - flower, acorn, greens.  Since I stamped the flowers first, my advice is to make sure there is enough paper above the flowers to fit the remaining stamps.  I had to redo mine at least once before I got the fit right.  

Fot the bottle, I stamped and punched it out.  Wrap some linen thread around the bottle neck.  Then I folded the top of the neck over so the thread wouldn't fall off.  I also trimmed off the lip of the bottle so you wouldn't see that from the back.  This step you don't always have to do, but I do like the look of it.  I wish I had some gold thread to wrap around the neck!

The reason I chose to accent in gold is because the DSP has it in. So, I was just accenting it's highlights.  This Lights Aglow DSP pack is going to be so fun to use this holiday season.  I highly recommend it be put on your Wish List.

This is all I have for now.  We are going on a plantation tour with a wine tasting.  Have a fabulous week.

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Until next time...Stampin' Always,

Cheryl, HomeStyle Stamper

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