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Monday, July 25, 2011

vintage santa

I just got this new stamp, so am excited to try it out. It's an Urban Stamp by Papermania. Not the usual rubber, neither is it silicone. Feels rather plasticky actually. The one main drawback of online shopping, you don't get to feel what you're buying. The image has turned out nicely, though.

Anyway, I thought Santas make rather good vintage Christmas images, and this is my result:


I've coloured Santa with a waterbrush and colour pencils. Did you know you can actually lick colour off an ordinary colour pencil with a wet brush? ~Ü~

I'm using 365 Cards: Day 139 sketch. Yup, I'm one week behind...



It's just a simple card, with an distressed, embossed background. The north star cross is a Sizzix dingbat cut from red chipboard and sanded, and the snowflake is trimmed from a chain. The other embellies are just a jute bow, some pleated doily and a grosgrain ribbon.

Challenges entered:
Simply Create #48 Christmas time
Jellypark Friends Challenges - Christmas in July
Creative Inspirations Challenge 64 Xmas in July
Digistamps4joy #23 Christmas in July
Delightful Challenges - Christmas in July
2 Sisters Challenge 49 - Anything Goes
The Crafty Pad Challenge #131 heat or dry embossing
Allsorts Challenge Week 113 Free n Easy
Christmas Inspirations Challenge 29 Free Christmas Project
Paper Cutz Challenge #101 Anything Goes

supplies: papermania stamp, spellbinders nesties, sizzix dingbat die, cuttlebug embossing folder, Versafine ink, Distress Inks

20 comments:

Jennifer Scull said...

sorry your stamp wasn't quite what you were expecting, but it really does make a very nice card! I think you nailed the vintage look perfectly!
thank you for playing along with us at Jellypark Friends. :)

CARLA PREDIGER said...

I loved your card. Looks gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Christmas Inspirations challenges. Hope to see you playing again soon.

Marjo said...

Gorgeous card, great design and love the vintage look!

Thanks so much for playing with us at Simply Create.

xoxo Marjo

Manoli Navarro said...

Que bonita!!
Me encanta como has usado la blonda.

Charlene said...

Beautiful card! The stamp might not have been what you were expecting, but you sure made a great card with it! I just love the vintage look and that santa is perfect for it. Thanks for joining us at Digistamps4Joy Christmas in July challenge ~ Charlene DS4J DT

ahlers5 said...

Great vintage looking Christmas card. Thanks for joining us at Jellypark.
Diane

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Fab card, just love the image he is great!

Thank you for sharing with us at Delightful Challenges this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Magali said...

Lindo seu cartão . Obrigada por participar no Christmas Inspirations

Márcia Mattos said...

I love Vintage cards!
Thanks for joinning us at Christmas Inspirations challenges!
Hugs

Debbie said...

Fabulous card and great embossing. :)
Thanks for sharing with us at The Crafty Pad Challenge this week. :)

Debbie The Crafty Pad Designs

wendipooh13 said...

great card!!!! LOVE the embossing and distressing on it!!!! Way to go!!!!

Debbie said...

Thanks so much for joining us at Creative Inspirations this fortnight. Hope you can join in on the fun for our next challenge as well.

Hugs
Debbie

Jen Leeflang said...

We're so glad you joined Digistamps 4 Joy in our Christmas in July Challenge. Thanks for entering!
luv n huggz
Jen
DS4J DT LEAD AND CHALLENGE CO-ORDINATOR

juelmarie said...

Thanks so much for sharing with us at Delightful Challenges - Good luck! Great card!

Crafty Hugs,
Juelmarie DT

scotspanda said...

gorgeous card, the image is fab and I love the string bow :o)

thanks so much for joining us at Allsorts this week, good luck in the prize draw

hugs

Amanda xx

Tracey said...

Gorgeous card, I love the vintage feel :)
Thanks for joining us for the Jellypark Friends 1st challenge.
Hugs
Tracey
x

Adriana Melges Q. Weingart said...

Lovely card! The vintage effect is amazing!
Thanks for playing with us at xMas Inspirations!
xx

Daisychain said...

A beautiful Christmas card, thank you for joining us at Creative Inspirations. Hugs Christine x

~♥~The Navy Wife~♥~ said...

This is gorgeous and I love the vintage feel to it! Thank you for sharing and playing with us at The Crafty Pad!

Lena said...

Gorgeous vintage card. Stamp you used is absolutely amazing: beautifuly coloured.
Love vintage effect. Really you made a great job!
Thanks for playing us at Christmas Inspirations challenges.
I hope to see you again!!
Hugs
Lena