Betsy Veldman issued A Challenge to do some Challenges, so I knew I wanted to get a card made for the Paper Crafts Card Style Week ~ Let's Do Shabby & Vintage. Since several blogs are celebrating Christmas in July (Our Creative Corner & Stamp Something), so I decided to create another holiday design. I used Jen's Sketch For You To Try & Webster's Pages Home for the Holidays & Winter's Wings (always a good company choice for Vintage designs).
I did lots of distressing and sponging and added some twill for texture. I decided to add some vintage buttons from my stash as an embellishment (and for the Everything But The Kitchen Sink Challenge) as well as a rub-on sentiment & pounces of Crystal Ice Stickles on my Christmas tree (I squeeze it on my finger, rub it flat, and then pounce my finger over the tree, which keeps it from looking "clumpy") for an all over sparkle like tiny little holiday lights. I tied linen thread through my buttons and then unraveled the ends after trimming.