Friday, October 28, 2011

Santa With Fur Hat

Joan's Gardens now has a new supply of this pretty LaBlanche "Santa with Fur Hat" (LB1087) stamp so I wanted to create a card with it today.  I did add some color to  Santa but it does not show up in this photo.  I used Tim Holtz Distress inks and "nibs" to color.  After completing the Santa, I used the Blending Tool and added "Tea Dye" Distress Ink around the image then used "Vintage Photo" to go around the edges.  I was trying to create a vintage looking card.  For the background I embossed a 5.5" square with the Sizzix "Holly Swirls" (657139) embossing folder and used the "Vintage Photo" Distress Ink over the entire embossed area.  This was attached to the card.  A Cheery Lynn "Lace Light Deco Border" (B133) was die cut and also sponged with the same Distress Ink .  The stamped image was attached over the embossed background then the border added along the edge.  For the embellishment on the top I die cut two Marianne Design flowers (LR0128) out of dark wine card stock and sponged over them with the Vintage Photo Distress Ink.  The sentiment is from the JustRite "Whimsical Christmas" stamp set.  It was cut out with a  Spellbinders circle die and sponged with both the "Tea Dye" and "Vintage Photo" Distress Inks prior to taking them out of the die.  The flower was layered and glued to the card then the sentiment was attached with foam pop dots.  I didn't think this card needed any other embellishing. 

As you know you can purchase all the products I use from Joan's Gardens.  If you have been waiting for the new LaBlanche Christmas stamps, be sure to contact Joan so you can get started on your Christmas cards.



The Other Patti Sue said...

That is one awesome Santa image on one awesome card!

Georgei said...

wow you did it again
what a beautiful card
every thing is so awesome like that santa
thank for showing

Sheila - Ginger said...

Such a wonderful Santa image and a wonderful card Selma!!

Love Sheila xx

ednamburgess said...

Great card. Like the half embossing on the side. Gives a nice touch. Edna

Payne Holler Cards said...

you so nailed the vintage! love it!

Gretchen Wilson said...

Selma, it was good talking to you yesterday, this card is drop dead gorgeous. You did it again. I just can't get over all the beautiful cards that you do. Can't wait to get your post in the morning.
Hugs. Gretchen

Elly said...

Beautiful card Selma!!

hugs, Elly

Francie (Montreal) said...

What a fantastic card! I like all your cards, Selma, but you really outdid yourself on this. Nice job.

Anonymous said...

I LOVE THIS CARD!!! My mom collects/likes old vintage-y Santa’s so this idea is a great inspiration card for me to use, to make her specialized Christmas card. I DO see the bit of color (face?) on the Santa? I’d use chalk to get this light/soft look. Is that what you used for color? Same for his hair & hat? THANKS again for sharing your beautiful creation!



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