It's actually a really easy look to create with the amazing background stamps Tim designs. This card features my favorite from this release, Sparkles CMS324 background stamp and the Santa from Christmas Classic CMS322
Stamping Platform, a background stamp (I used Sparkles CMS324), Metallic Kraft Stock, Ground Espresso Archival Ink, Ranger Super Fine Silver EPJ37415, a heat tool and Distress Crayons.
Four of my must-have die cuts are the stitched dies - Stitched Rectangles, Stitched Squares, Stitched Circles, and Stitched Ovals. Two of these sets, the ovals and the rectangles both have a few border dies in the sets.
To make this card I used the largest rectangle, second largest square, and the small scalloped border die from the ovals set. I also added a small tag from the Tag Framelits die set.
Pop the window border up with foam, dimensional adhesive or bits of chipboard. Whatever you have on hand.
Before stamping Santa, you want to age some Distress Mixed Media Heavystock. Blend some Antique Linen and Frayed Burlap Distress Inks on to the Heavystock, then spritz with some water and dry. Stamp the Santa image onto the background with Ground Espresso Archival Ink. I used the Stamping Platform so that if it didn't stamp as dark as I wanted I could stamp it again. Cut the piece slightly larger than the square opening and adhere to the back of the frame, centering the Santa behind the window. Attach the image and frame to the card base.
Watercolor Trees CMS317 set. Such a nice font. It's difficult to see, but I did stamp some postage pieces from the Holiday Postmarks CMS323 in Antique Linen on the tag for a tiny detail.
Age some metallic ribbon from the Ideaology Metallic Trimmings by applying some Frayed Burlap Distress Ink and then wetting and drying. Tie a fluffy bow.
Festive TH029 stencil, some texture paste, silver Metallic Kraft Stock, and silver embossing powder.
Once it is dry, heat emboss until the powder is shiny. Then give it a bit of an antique look by rubbing some Distress Crayons over it.
Ideaology Jingle Brads as holly berries.
Although there are a lot of steps to this card, it really isn't difficult to make, it just takes a little patience to get out all the supplies and then take it step by step.
Have fun with this technique and I hope to see some Vintage Tin cards soon!