Friday, November 1, 2013

Vintage Santa



I seldom make vintage style cards. However, my one Santa stamp by TPC Studio lends itself to that style, so stepped outside my comfort zone to make my card for the Merry Monday challenge. The water color background is done with Distress Inks fired brick, festive berries & frayed burlap.  After stenciling the stars & dry embossing one corner I sponged on Ultimate Metallic Champagne.  Santa is stamped with the same inks. The MFT flower is die cut from left overs after using an oval die for the Santa panel. Embellishments are sheer gold ribbon, ivory lace, dark red bling & a pearl.  This will probably go to my cousin's family as his wife collects Santas & they gave me this stamp. I'm also entering the challenges at Simon Says Stamp, Monday and Simon Says Stamp, Wednesday.  
Love reading your comments & I always enjoy seeing what you've been up to. Happy Friday!
Edited to add: Also entering Die-Cut Divas.

28 comments:

  1. I don't usually do vintage cards either, but I love the way you did yours. The background is really gorgeous, and your embellishments are perfect!

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  2. Great, you should do vintage more often...this is STUNNING!

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  3. Yes, I need to type slower...I meant to write "Greta" (although "great" fits in this case, too, because your card IS great!)

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  4. Greta, what a fabulous vintage card! Love the background, texture, & the pretty lace.
    Your cousin will enjoy receiving it.

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  5. Ha, I don't usually read other people's comments because they throw off my thinking, but I did notice that Judy mistyped your name like I always do! So about your card. You might want to think about doing vintage cards more often, Great, coz this looks like it TRULY IS a vintage card! Well done!! Hugs, Darnell

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  6. Beeeeeautiful card Greta!! Love the vintage aged look you've achieved. The raised stars and crocheted lacy trim are perfect accents!!

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  7. Lovely card Greta, the vintage look is fantastic. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

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  8. Beautiful vintage card with all the mix of bg colours, Greta!

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  9. Lovely take on a vintage style card.

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  10. This is beautiful! You did a FAB job capturing the vintage style! :) Thanks for playing along over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

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  11. I love the vintage style of your card, Greta. Beautifully crafted, the image and colors with all the details are lovely. :-)

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  12. What a wonderful, vintage Santa, Greta! I love the embossed corners and bit of vintage lace! Thanks for sharing him with us at Merry Monday!

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  13. Wow Greta, this is a perfect vintage card, your use of the colors, lace is simply beautiful!!

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  14. You have made a fabulous vintage Santa card Greta. So many lovely details, including the stars, embossing and lace. Thank you so much for joining us at Merry Monday.

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  15. Awesome vintage Christmas card, Greta. The little details all add up to awesome. Love it.

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  16. Wow! You need to make vintage cards more often...love this card! The background is fabulous! Santa, trim, stars, and flower are so pretty, too! Have a great weekend!:-)

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  17. I think you did a fantastic job with this vintage card!

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  18. Another beautiful creation!!! - Ashli :)

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  19. you do vintage beautifully!! love this Miss Greta :)

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  20. beautifully done Greta. What a lovely vintage card.

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  21. ok...before I comment on your amazing card, I have to admit I do the same thing with your name, my fingers don't always do what my brain tells them. Greta this is one gorgeous card...I love the vintage look, always my favorite way to see Christmas.

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  22. You totally rocked the vintage! I love the stars and those sumptuous trims.

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  23. fab vintage Christmas card, Greta!

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  24. Beautiful and love the vintage feel. Thank you for joining us at Merry Monday!

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  25. Vintage is tough for me too. You did a wonderful job on this card. And your trim is beautiful.

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  26. Delightful and you've nailed the vintage style.

    So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas'.

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  27. Well, you may not do vintage often, but when you do: WOW!! Gorgeous card; a perfect showcase of your 'solitary' Santa stamp. Yet again, you show how talented you are, trying a bit of this, a bit of that, with results that are always amazing! Hugs!
    c

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  28. Greta your vintage card is amazing. I really like it. Thank you for playing along with us at Die Cut Divas

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