It is time for the new challenge at Frilly and Funkie. Zoe is our hostess this time and she is calling it By Airmail. She describes it this way:
I just love sending and receiving letters in the mail. And especially love the stamps, airmail stickers and postmarks that these letters pick up along the way. For this challenge, create a vintage or shabby chic postal themed project. Think old fashioned aircraft, airmail stamps, post marks, postage stamps.
I rolled this one around in my brain for a while before deciding to make a Christmas card and focus on the tradition of sending a letter to Santa. Since it is to be mailed I also made it fairly simple so it would be flat enough to not require more postage than normal - Canadian postal rates are excessive as it is.
I started to make a 5 1/2" square card and then thought it might be fun to change it up a bit by trimming half an inch off the right side of the front. Here is how I put it together:
- Cut a panel of St. Nicholas green patterned paper (Graphic 45), distress the edges and then ink with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.
- Adhere to the right inside of the card and add computer generated sentiment.
- Cut a panel of St. Nicholas gold patterned paper (Graphic 45), distress the edges and then ink with Vintage Photo DI and adhere to the inside left of the card.
- Fold red card stock to create a two-pocket holder for Post Cards (Graphic 45 and Vectorstock).
- Add some green patterned paper (Graphic 45) to bottom pocket and top with a postage stamp (Graphic 45) and adhere pocket panel to inside left of the card.
- Cut a panel of St. Nicholas red stripe patterned paper (Graphic 45), distress the edges and then ink with Vintage Photo DI and adhere to front of the card.
- Mat the vintage image (online find) on some green patterned paper (Graphic 45).
- Cut greenery with Kraft Core card stock (Tim Holtz) and add to left of image.
- Die cut poinsettia from cream card stock, shape and layer petals and add microbeads to centre before adding to card.
- Print postage icons (Vectorstock), ink edges with Vintage Photo DI and add top card.
I am loving the fact that I have a start on my Christmas card making. Now to get on to the 25 or 30 more that I need to make before December - wonder if I will make it!