Thursday, December 5, 2013

Tombow and Core'dinations Cardstock Vintage Christmas Card

                           Welcome to Day 4 and the final day of our  Holiday Hop with Tombow.

Have you ever come across some vintage cards from days gone by?  Well I wanted to create a card today with a vintage feel.  Core'dinations Tim Holtz Shattered Kraft-Core is the perfect cardstock collection to achieve this look.  The Shattered look to the cardstock takes you back to days gone by.

Photographing the card with some vintage crochet doilies really does make this card vintage looking.

Here I have started out by using the Tombow mono glue on the back of the die cut tree allowing the glue to dry semi-transparent.  This re-positionable option is my favorite.
Next step, is sanding and inking the Shattered Cardstock which created the weathered vintage feel that I was trying to achieve for my card.

The next step was to ink and tear the Shattered cardstock.  The ink embeds into the cracked pattern of the cardstock giving the cardstock a weathered feel.

Add some twine, ribbon and rhinestones and you have found your vintage card to mail to someone who will truly hold the card in their hands and think back to a Christmas from the past.

Some days, we get side tracked and while making this card, looking for my supplies, I got side tracked. 
 Look what I discovered....
A wonderful use for the Tombow adhesive tabs.

 Apply the soft side of the tab to the backside of the sponge pad.
Apply the coarse side of the tab to the back of your stamp pad.

Gently, press the sponge pad to hook the two sides of the tabs together to help organize your supplies.

Whenever you want to use your ink, your sponge is on the back of your stamp pad making it easy to attach to your blending tool.  Think of how convenient this will be whenever you need to ink a project.

Thanks for stopping by my blog and letting me know you were here for a visit to play along with the teams.

Here is the hop line-up for to-day.  Hope you enjoyed our week of inspiration with the Tombow and Core'dinations Cardstock team.   ---that is me

Tim Holtz Shattered Kraft-Core Cardstock
Other supplies
Tombow Mono Adhesive Glue
Tombow Hook and Loop Tabs
Tombow tape runner
Clearsnap Colorbox embossing, embossing powder & ink
Want2Scrap Rhinestones
Spellbinder die


  1. I have a bundle of WOW's for you today Ava!!!

    LOVE your vintage Christmas card - I think you well and truly achieved your goal, especially with that DELIGHTFUL die cut tree, your DELICIOUSLY inked Shattered and BEAUTIFUL twine & ribbon bow!!!
    LOVE your clever idea for using the Fastener Tabs!!! OK, I haven't got my blending tool yet, but I have found somewhere local that stocks them and have it (along with spare sponges) at the top of my shopping list for my next outing ... now I will be adding the Fastener Tabs to it too :)

    THANK YOU for sharing your crafty Christmas inspiration and top tip too!!!

    1. glad you enjoyed the post tracy, happy shopping for those tabs

  2. I really like the vintage feel to this card. The shattered cardstock is a great background. Thanks for the great tip on the Tombow Adhesive Tabs. I've been looking for a way to keep the color dauber with the same colored ink but hadn't thought of anything practical. Thanks much!

  3. Fabulous card Ava and love the tip!

  4. Very vintage! I love it! Thanks for the Tombow tip! I am going to do this as soon as I get some of the tabs! This is going to be very handy indeed!

  5. Beautiful card. Love the ornate die cut! Great tip with the Tombow Tabs, too. Thanks!!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  6. The distressing on the card really makes it look antique. Love the red tree. Great card.

  7. Love the vintage look of the card, and what a great idea about the sponge and ink! Thanks :)

  8. Really pretty card.
    And thanks for the
    tip on adding the
    sponge to the ink pad.
    Carla from Utah

  9. Beautiful card and thanks for the stamp pad trick.

  10. The card is lovely! I like the carolers. And thanks for the great ink tip!

  11. What a fabulous idea with the ink pads!! Thanks so very much for sharing and the chance!

  12. I love the vintage look and colors in this card! Thanks for sharing.

  13. Lovely Christmas card! Love the look of the shattered cardstock! And great tip too. Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

  14. That's a great tip about storing the sponges on the inkpads!

  15. Hello Ava What a great vintage Christmas card! Love the spirals! Such a great idea for the stamp pad. I've been creating vintage Christmas cards too but of a slightly different theme!
    Happy Christmas creating!

  16. What a beautiful, sweet card, Ava!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

    Garden of Grace

  17. Pretty card, love the look of the Shattered Core' paper.