Wednesday 4 November 2020

Vintage Christmas Stocking


I recently made a digital card using this image 'Vintage Christmas Stocking' for my DT work at 12 Months of Christmas. Is it part of my assignment that I need to use the digital papers that Lisa produces. I cannot print in colour at the moment so I have been making digital cards by colouring the image, scanning it in and then using that to make the final digital card.

This of course then means that I already have an image coloured and ready to make a physical card. Win win in my book

Just before the pandemic closed the world down my sister had ordered this embossing folder from the USA as a gift for me. It was completely sold out in the UK and I had found one on Amazon but from the USA. I thought it had got lost in transit as it was months later when she said she had it for me and sent it with my birthday cards in September. I have been really busy with a big Christmas card order for a friend which needed to be posted to Slovakia so hadn't had time to play with it... until now.

When I coloured this image by Pattie's Creations in the back of my mind I could see that it would look fab on this embossing folder Studded Leather.  The image had already been coloured with Promarkers and I'd added gold stickles glitter to the intersections.

Day A at Beccy's Place Month of Holiday cards suggests lots of prompts starting with the letter A. One of these was an A frame card. I already had the red square card blank on my desk so turned it to make it an A frame card instead of a standard opening one.

I used a layer of metallic gold card to act as frame. I embossed a piece of white card and cut it as wide as I could, then matted onto a piece of red card. The image has been fussy cut leaving a small border of white and then popped up on foam squares.

I had a magazine freebie which had a collection of papers, stamps and elements from the Poinsettia Perfection range at Crafter's Companion. The sentiment was taken from there.

This then gave me the inspiration to use my new dies and flower foaming supplies from Crafter's Companion that I had bought with birthday pennies. The foam is a lot thinner than the old craft foam. The flowers  kept curling up in my fingers as it was so clingy with static so was a bit fiddly. One of the green 'leaves' would not stay in place and has twisted behind a red petal. I added some holographic metallic gold holly leaves that were from a garland I bought at the range which I am taking apart for other projects. This flower adds so much texture and I am really pleased with it. I can see me using them a lot.

Finally I added some gold glitter at each intersection in the embossed background that was left on show. I love the effect this has given and I am so happy my sister bought this for me. It was worth the search and waiting for it.

Card Details -

Size – 6”x6”
Embossing Folder - Studded Leather by Crafter’s Companion
Colouring Medium - Promarkers
Embellishments - Flower forming foam & Stamens by Crafter’s Companion, Stickles glitter glue

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges (in Alphabetical Order)


  1. Hi Mandy,
    what a fabulous card and that embossing folder you have used is so lovely no wonder it sold out in the UK.
    Love your wonderful design and the super colourful stocking.
    Such a pretty poinsettia also.
    Thank you for joining the MAWTT Challenge.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L. DT

  2. OMG this is so cool Mandy ... LOVE IT!!! That background is awesome and love your colorful stocking! Well done!!! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Sisterhood of Crafters challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

    Please stop in for a visit!

  3. Lovely and colourful. Thanks for joining Aud Sentiments challenge. Elaine

  4. Wow, Mandy, that stocking is over the top detailed! Love your gold glitter touches down with your little poinsettia and the "buttons" for your tufting - amazing! Thanks so much for playing at Sparkles!

  5. That is one gorgeous embossing folder Mandy, I can see why you chose to use it with the beautiful stocking image. The colours you chose are fabulously bright and festive and coordinate perfectly with the gold embellishments. Love it!

  6. Very pretty card! I love that background, looks quilted. Glad you joined us at Krafty Chicks.

  7. Lovely card. The background reminds me of the coverings that used to be on older sofa type furniture. I like the contrast of the vivid colours against the white background.

  8. It's a fab card Mandy and that embossing folder is just wonderful. So nice to see you at Stamping Sensations challenge - thanks for joining in.
    Lynn x

  9. Such striking warm colours Mandy and innovative way of creating the focal image, thanks so much for joining us at Stamping Sensations November challenge.

    B x

  10. What a colorful cushy card, Mandy! You have an amazing eye for details and each detail is executed beautifully! Thank you for sharing with everyone at NBUS! Keep well! Hugs, Darnell

  11. It looks wonderful and that embossing folder looks so like real quilting,thank you for joining us at MAWTT, xx

  12. Beautiful card. Thank you for joining at Stamping sensations.

  13. Such a lovely card - that embossing folder is delightful - thanks for sharing with us at Sparkles Christmas challenge

  14. Wonderful card. I always love the poinsettia's.. Gorgeous for christmas!
    Thanks for playing along with us at our present challenge at Do-Al(l) Kreatives and good luck. Hope you will join us next month again.

    Crafty greetings

    *Owner* Creative Crafting Uncles
    *DT + Admin* Do-Al(l) Kreatives
    *DT* Kreativ-Tanten Challenge
    Alex' Kreative Seite

  15. Just love that tufted looking embossed background and gorgeous coloring on your stocking, Mandy!!

  16. Hello… Thanks for sharing your lovely card with Moving Along with the Times; it fits perfectly with our ‘Christmas Flowers’ challenge theme. Hope you can join us next month for our new challenge. Diane Louise (Team Leader) xx

  17. Just Gorgeous - that EF is really beautiful - like a real quilt!! And your stocking is bright and very cheerful - see you again at NBUS - Cheers Maurs xxx


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