Friday, November 1, 2013

Merry Monday #81 - Santa

Good morning friends.  Did you have a good Halloween?  Because of the rain, we only had 19 brave little souls come to our door!  Oh well, still fun to see the little ones! :0)  Now with Halloween over, I can put out one of my favorite decorations, which is a turkey that I had made years ago and still am in love with!  I'll have to take a picture and post it for you...he's seriously too cute!!  Anyway, on to my card for this week's Merry Monday challenge...to use a Santa on your card.



  I kept this one very simple and vintage like.  Take a look:


Started with a Soft Suede card base, and then a layer of kraft cs that I ran through my Cuttlebug with an embossing folder by Quickutz.  To make the words pop a little more, I sponged them with some Soft Suede ink.  Then I stamped a small Santa from Paper Inspirations onto white cardstock with Soft Suede ink and layered with cs and gold glitter paper.  I finished with a gold glitter snowflake (Provocraft die) and some cream colored seam binding ribbon.  I also added a couple gold jingle bells and red/cream twine to the bow, and a little star tag (PTI's Tiny Tags die).  Another card that would be easy to mass produce, but not very mailable with the bells on it.

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend and thanks so much for stopping by! :0)


 

13 comments:

  1. Oh this is wonderful! Really stands out in the gallery!

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  2. Love the colors on this Santa card!

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  3. Ooooooh....I am LOVING this card! Absolutely beautiful! That EF is going to have me spending some more money, because I think I NEED it...and I love the neutral colors and your Santa image too! So happy you shared it with us at the Merry Monday challenge!

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  4. Fabulous card Marcia, I love the vintage look of your card. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

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  5. Wonderful vintage style card. Love all your little details, especially how you inked the words to make them stand out better and your pretty bow with the bells.

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  6. Love this colour scheme, reminds me of the sepia photographs. Your Santa stamp is nice, I need to get one.

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  7. This is so elegant, Marcia! I LOVE that embossing folder and how you've sponged the words so they stand out and the bow is gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Merry Monday!

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  8. This is so beautiful! I love the Santa image and the embossing! And the tiny tag and bells finish it so sweetly!

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  9. Delightful Marcia, I love every element of your card. Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday.

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  10. Your card is absolutely gorgeous Marcia. The background embossing, the beautiful image and bow. Stunning. Thank you so much for joining us at Merry Monday.

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  11. This is such a beautiful card, Marcia. Your ribbon treatment is just gorgeous and your vintage color scheme goes with your Santa perfectly. Thanks so much for joining us at Merry Monday.

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  12. Fabulous vintage Christmas card. Love how you've sponged the embossed words to make them pop ... and your image is perfect to stamp in brown. Beautiful bow, jingle bells and sweet tag to finish off your card. Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday.

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  13. Oh I really like the monochromatic neutral background with the embossing...lovely and effective way to add interest and highlight your beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday!

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