Thursday, December 6, 2012

Vintage Santa


This TPC Studio stamp from Christmas Collage is the only Santa stamp I own.  This was part of last year's Christmas present from my cousin whose wife picked out a bunch of stamping goodies for me (& I can tell from the card in this year's box she did the same thing again!)  Sue collects Santas, so I used it for their card last year & wanted to again this year--but with a different design & colors.  When I saw Our Creative Corner's challenge this week (thanks, Sue) is to use a Santa & have red, I got to work.  Good thing, because I need to get their package into the mail ASAP so she can use the darling Santa hand towel I got at our gift shop--the kind of thing you admire but don't buy for yourself--before the holidays are over.  I stamped Santa in Distress Ink fired brick, distressed the edges & inked the edges in frayed burlap.  The Hero Arts Collage Music Background is stamped on the card front in frayed burlap & again the edges are inked.  I was thrilled to see I had a piece of ribbon the right color--need to get some more.  The rose is die cut with the smallest MFT Die-namics Mini Rolled Roses die using BasicGrey Snowfall Cranberry pp I've had a long time.  It isn't double-sided, so I inked the white back with the fired brick.  Just added a pearl & a strip of lace to finish off the card which has all the layers mounted with foam tape.  I'm pleased with the result & think they'll like it, too.  So much to do--thought working part-time I'd be all relaxed this year, but not the case--LOL!  It is way better, though, don't get me wrong.  Thank you so much for coming by.  Off to get ready for the office Christmas party, but I'll be visiting your blogs soon.

14 comments:

  1. This is very magical...I love that you used RED for this design, Greta! The added ribbon details are perfect in this, too!

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  2. What a special card, Greta - beautiful Santa image! The deeper reds look awesome with the kraft, and I love that lace-y ribbon along the edge!

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  3. Greta, this card is wonderful! I think this card has a cool vintage vibe to it and the Santa image is gorgeous!

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  4. Hello Greta.
    First let me thank you so very much for joining in this weeks Challenge at OCC. Your card is just stunning, your design is unique and using the Kraft along with the deep Red adds so much richness. Your cousin will love what you have created.
    Smiles:)
    Sue

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  5. This card brings back memories from past Christmases. Love the nostalgic feeling....

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  6. This is wonderful Greta! I absolutely love the texture, layering, image and design. That gorgeous red bow and flower are the perfect touch. :)
    hugs,
    Lisa xx
    Thank you so much for joining at Our Creative Corner too.

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  7. this is just fabulous, greta!! your cousin will absolutely love it!!

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  8. What a lovely vintage-looking card, Greta! I love the red with the kraft and lace, and the rolled rose is the perfect finishing touch. Your cousin will love it.

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  9. What a delightful card Greta. It is just awesome.

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  10. This is gorgeous! I love the vintage Santa image and the lace trim!

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  11. what a sweet christmas card. I love how you added a christmas flower and some crochet trim. they add some softness and some sweetness. LOVE IT!
    thank you for playing along with us @ OCC.

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  12. Beautiful nostalgic card, Greta! Love the combination of red and kraft and the lovely lace on the side!

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  13. This is really beautiful Greta! Love the combination of kraft and red.Thanks for playing along with us at OCC.

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