Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Vintage Santa(s)

Hi there! It's getting late for me, but I still wanted to drop in and share a card I made for a couple of challenges I like to do.  I am still fighting this crummy cold and I definitely don't feel up to snuff, but I am still valiantly trying to get all my Christmas cards done before Friday.  The challenges are helping motivate me to reach my goal.  Anyway, my card is for this week's Just Us Girls Challenge #113 (sketch challenge), Color Throwdown #171 and the Simon Says Stamp challenge (photo inspiration).

Here is the JUGS sketch:

Here is the Color Throwdown #171 swatch:

Finally, here is my card for the three challenges:

I started with a card base of GKD Cranberry Tart and layered with patterned papers from the Bo Bunny Father Christmas 6x6 pad.   I stamped the vintage Santa image from Crafty Secrets Vintage Christmas set with Memento Tuxedo Black onto Cryogen White and colored with Copic markers. I did a little sponging with Antique Linen Distress Ink when I finished coloring.  The image and mat were cut with Spellbinders Petite Oval Nestabilities.  I added some Gold Liquid Pearls to the scalloped mat.  The sentiment is from the Christmas Verses set from Layers of Color.  I was so lucky to have won this set in a recent challenge I entered. It was stamped with SU Soft Suede.  An olive gingham ribbon bow finished my card.

Just for fun, while I was at it, I made another card with a similar style.  I used the same sketch, colors and stamps, but changed out the card base to SU Bravo Burgundy and the patterned paper to My Mind's Eye Lost & Found Christmas.  I used used Olive Grosgrain and White Opal Liquid Pearls on this one.

OK, that's it for me tonight.  Thanks so much for stopping by!  I really appreciate your visits and your kind comments!  Hope to see you again soon!


  1. Beautiful! Great take on all the challenges. Love how u used these colors!

  2. Beautiful cards Carla! You rocked all three challenges. I hope you are feeling better soon. Colds are just no fun!

  3. Gorgeous vintage card with the sketch!! Thanks for joining in with JUGS!

  4. Wow your card is fabulous!
    Love your gorgeous colors and such pretty papers and detail!


  5. WOW Carla...these are beautiful...I love the colors and would never have thought to put all of them together. Thanks for the inspiration!

  6. hate to hear you are still feeling bad, you would never know it by these two gorgeous cards.....both are awesome but something about the first one I like better, maybe the richness of it!

  7. Ooooh Carla this is delish! LOVE the vintage image and papers! That font is beautiful!!! Sorry you are fighting a cold.... tis the season I guess! Hope you feel better soon! I can't even say I'll make all my cards this year! In fact...I've been so busy making samples that can't be sent that I have had almost no time to make things to use myself! :( I guess I either better get crackin.... creating or buying cards! LOL! Miss you too... and thanks for the comment on the header. I looked for ages to find images like you have on yours but finally bought the one I did coz of the cute snowman. I'm a sucker for them! :)


  8. Pretty papers and nice image! I like the green color of the ribbon too : )

    Thanks for sharing your creativity at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!!!

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  9. Wow!I love this old Santa and the checked ribbon is great. Both cards are super.

    I hope I don't have to make another Christmas card, although they are my favorite to make. I have so many and several from last year. I have a few made that haven't been uploaded yet. Just don't need anymore.

  10. *Clunk!* THESE are sensational, Carla! {YOU are SUCH an elegant crafter! I love THESE!} Thanks for making our sketch look sooooo good! {!} I adore your style and crafty spirit! THANKS FOR PLAYING ALONG with JUST US GIRLS!

  11. Gorgeous cards, I love that vintage Santa..and you have paired him perfectly with those papers... thanks for joining us at Simon Says Challenge blog

  12. Sorry to hear you're not feeling well...hope you're better by now! LOVE both of your cards -what a great vintage image and great use of the throwdown colors! Hope you can join us again in January!


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