I used a copyright-free 50s image as the main photo, as I wanted a retro feel
Thought you might like to see a Christmassy scrapbook page I did as samples for Blade Rubber Stamps, plus a stepper card - both using the same design of background paper and chipboard embellishements.

View from the front - notice I did a little background stamping with snowflake stamps onto the base red card. I also trimmed round the edges with gold peeloffs. The Tree chipboard element was mounted onto separate gold card and rimmed around with gold glitter.
I also stamped on the centre red band of the tree (which was plain) and added baubles - some were the chipboard elements, and the rest were little metal hearts cut from an old necklace. All 'antiqued' with Rock Candy crackle paint.
View from the side, showing the steps and the dimensions. The darker snowdrops are stamped with Versamark ink, then embossed with holographic embossing powder.

I 'antiqued' the chipboard pieces using Tim Holtz's Distress Crackle Paint in Rock Candy (which is clear, and a couple of coats give a lovely spun sugar sparkle - very vintage).

A little on the cute side for me, maybe, but the 50s feel definitely saves them. Nice and colourful, no?


  1. Love them both Susie!.. Gosh, I've been scrapping for just about a year now, but I STILL haven't tried the crackle techniques yet! I've only done the poor man's version with Elmer's glue; and that was fine, but not the SAME at all, I'm sure! There are just so MANY techniques and materials to try out there, though, that I'm not sure when I'll ever catch up; but I'm having fun with it all, just doing what I'm doing, whether it's scrapping, crocheting, or whatever!.. Hope all is well with you and yours, and that you're enjoying the holiday season! ((hugs)) ~tina

  2. Gabriela Delworth8 December 2011 at 01:50

    Hello Susie,

    I love this!


  3. Thanks so much! They were great fun to do, just thought I'd like to share.


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