Monday, September 12, 2011

LaBlanche Santa with Music


Have you seen all the beautiful LaBlanche Christmas stamps now in stock at Joan's Gardens?  I really love how easy they are to color with Distress Inks and Nibs.  For my background I used a piece of design paper paper from the Graphic 45 "Christmas Emporium" paper pad.  When I was going through looking for the right background, this paper really jumped out at me and I love it behind this scene.  Along the bottom I created a border using another piece of design paper from this same paper pad and die cut the new Spellbinders "Classic Triple Scallop" border.  There are 3 dies in this set but I only used two.  A strip of gold card stock was placed across the top of this border.  The LaBlanche Santa was stamped on the LaBlanche Specialty Paper then colored.  The edges were torn around the design, then using the Tim Holtz Blending Tool, Tea Dye Distress Ink was blended over the whole design except Santa's hair.  It was placed at an angle on the front of the card.  Gold cording was wrapped around the top and a bow made with the cord and attached with a glue dot.  I had some Flower Vintage Trinkets,  I had gotten from Joan's Gardens, that were placed on the front of the card.   I keep saying I can't do "Vintage" but I sure have fun trying.

I have been very busy designing a lot of new cards for the upcoming Heartfelt Creations Christmas release, which comes out Wednesday.  There are 14 new stamps sets that Joan will add to her blog and I have tried to create a variety of cards to give you lots of inspiration.  Also this week the new Paper and Pixels magazine comes out and it will have two new tutorials I created - one for a Fall card, and one featuring the new Heartfelt Creations Christmas stamps. 

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12 comments:

Chrissy said...

How beautifully elegant Selma. Love the darker colour and the embellishments, really lovely.

Luv CHRISSYxx

GLENDA BROOKS said...

This one is amazing. So breathtaking and the colors are just gorgeous together. Outstanding!

The Other Patti Sue said...

This is one great vintage Christmas card GF! So pretty!

Olga said...

you just keep wowing me!!!! Another gorgeous card.........

Anonymous said...

Just want you to know that I am so hooked on your cards – YOU are a VERY VERY talented lady and your work is just outstanding! I truly enjoy your blog!

Lana said...

Selma this is fabulous and you said you don't do vintage ha!!! Love it!!! Gosh I have to get busy and figure out my Christmas cards soon I hate waiting until last minute thanks for spurring me on!!
Hugs

Joan Fricker said...

Selma, pretty soon you are going to be known as the flower queen and the Vintage queen. Your card is gorgeous. Great job and the paper is perfect. I love it.

Joan
www.atjoansgardens.com

Donna said...

Great Christmas card, Selma! Love that Santa stamp!

Mrs. Swandog said...

You can't do vintage?! Selma you must be confused....you card is awesome...I love it!

Gail said...

I love and I do have the stamp already! What an exciting different way to use the stamp. I may have to copy this one!

Sheila - Ginger said...

Absolutely stunning Selma and the colour is such a change from the usual red and green. You are an amazing card designer.

Love Sheila xx

CraftinGranny said...

This is gorgeous Selma. "Hugs" Carol

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