Old World Father Christmas Card with Little Birdie Crafts
Hello, Friends! Today’s Old World Father Christmas Card is loaded up with brand new paper pretties from Little Birdie Crafts. Their much-anticipated line of Christmas goodies has been loaded up in Santa’s sleigh and delivered to their online store! What fun I had playing with these lovely Christmas flowers, stickers, wreaths and ribbons!
The base for this 5″ x 7″ top fold card is made up of bits and bobs from Prima’s retired Vintage Christmas papers. After machine stitching them together, I began to build this pretty Christmas vignette.
TIP: Christmas Tartan Ribbon does double duty in this card. First, it adds texture, color and pattern as a belly band. But it also hides a gap between 2 scraps of designer paper.
TIP: Dry brush Christmas wreaths with ivory paint to give them a snowy appearance. I also carefully removed the poinsettia branches and turned the foliage to face out. This allowed me to add my sisal tree and vintage Father Christmas image.
TIP: Spatter white paint liberally to add snowy effects to your creation. This is probably the quickest and easiest way I know to add an artsy feel to a card.
A Peek Inside
This vintage Santa comes bearing gifts! The image pops off a scrap of green suede paper that I found in my Christmas stash.
Here’s a little Christmas party in a pocket. Tea with a candy cane stirrer, honey to sweeten the tea, a bit of chocolate to savor while enjoying a quiet moment…what could be more perfect?
I’ll link to all the new Christmas goodies below. I think I’ll also go back and list to the Little Birdie items I used in the Very Victorian Christmas Card and the Woodland Christmas card now that they are in the shop. I know it’s late for Christmas shopping, but you’ll have all these supplies on hand for next year!
Thanks for stopping by!