Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Merry Monday #146 - Santa

Hello friends.  Playing with the challenge at Merry Monday this week, and using a Santa on our cards.  My favorite of ALL my Santa stamps is a retired stamp by Flourishes called "Santa I believe", so the challenge to me was to come up with a card different than the others I've made over the years.  Not sure I succeeded, but I ended up making 2, and the one I liked best was this one:


I stamped the Santa in Soft Suede ink on cream colored cs and then cut a smaller layer of deep red Coredinations cs that I embossed with a swirled ef (The Paper Studio) and then lightly sanded.  I popped this layer up with some dimensionals and added a star die cut from Cherry Cobbler cs and stamped with "be very merry" from SU!.  I tied a bit of bakers twine behind the star and added a diamond dot for some bling.

My 2nd card is actually the first card I made, and while I like it, I like the one above better.  Here's the 1st one I made:


I used Soft Suede ink again (I love the vintage look this color gives the Santa!) and stamped the Santa off to the right a bit on my card base.  Next I stamped a smaller layer with SU!'s "Hardwood" background stamp and then used my Lil Inkers Stitched Circle dies to cut out the circle off centered.  I also popped this layer up using dimensionals.  I added a cream colored seam binding ribbon and a Simon Says Stamp Merry Christmas die cut from glittered red cardstock.  I really do like this card, but like the other one just a tad bit more.  Which one do you like best?  Would love to hear your thoughts! :0)


You can check out all the other Santa cards and get info to play along right here.   

Thanks so much for stopping by...I love it when you do! :0)

14 comments:

  1. I love both of these, Marcia! Love that vintage look and it's perfect with the woodgrain and the embossed Cherry Cobbler! Well done! Thanks for sharing these with us at Merry Monday!

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  2. What a great look with that soft suede ink, Marcia! I love both of your vintage Santa cards which I spotted at Merry Monday!

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  3. Marcia, that stamp is a classic and I always love to see cards made with it! Your two card are both awesome...I love the ink color you chose, such a sweet, vintage feeling to both!

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  4. really love this Santa, the colours are lovely.

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  5. Both cards are awesome, Marcia! I just totally love this image and so wish I had it! Great job on both cards, you nailed this! Thanks for playing along with us this week over at Merry Monday! :)

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  6. Both pretty cards...I really like that Santa Image...

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  7. Both are wonderful! I love that stamp, so much detail!

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  8. I love this image and I love both cards! You've used the same image in two totally different ways that both work so well. Thanks so much for joining us at Merry Monday.

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  9. Both cards are lovely. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

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  10. Fantastic cards Marcia, I love this Santa image, have it in my stash and probably don't use it enough. Thanks for sharing your cards at Merry Monday.

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  11. Marcia, you first card was great, but your second is STUNNING! I think the extra red really helps it pop! and that face is just how I picture a Santa!

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  12. That is a great Santa stamp, and I love what you did with it. A friend of mine has this stamp and challenged me to use it because she was struggling with it. I'll have to share your page with her. Great job.

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  13. Love that Santa image and your great cards. He looks so jolly.

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