Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Merry Monday #190 - Santa

Hello friends.  The challenge this week at Merry Monday is to use a Santa on your card.  If you've followed me for any length of time, you know my favorite Santa image is the retired stamp from Flourishes called Santa I Believe.  In fact I think I've used this same stamp the last two years at Merry Monday, but I can't seem to help myself...I love it that much!!  So I've done a vintage and traditional card with it, but what could I do this year that was different?  How about a more whimsical colored Santa?  I played around with Pool Party and Soft Sky inks, and came up with these 3 cards:




I'll apologize again for the photo quality, but there just isn't a lot of sunshine in Michigan during the winter months!  So anyway, just imagine all 3 of these cards a little brighter!!  The first and third cards use Pool Party ink and the middle one I used Soft Sky on.  The first one I used some Penny Black DSP for the background, the die cut is a Tim Holtz Holiday Words: Script, and the snowflake die cut is from Cas-ual Fridays.  The 2nd card uses SU!'s Northern Flurry embossing folder, and both the 2nd and 3rd card use the same "believe" die cut as the 1st card. 


Which one do you like best?  I think my favorite is the one on the right with the DSP background, but the CAS one in the middle runs a close 2nd for me!  Let me know what you think!

I'm already getting a little stash of Christmas cards from just playing along with Merry Monday's since the beginning of January...get started now and avoid the hassle in December!  You'll be SO glad you did!!  You can play along every week right HERE.


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

20 comments:

  1. c'est magnifique Marcia, elles sont toutes superbes, biz

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  2. I love them all. So very pretty. Love the one with the dp the best, too!

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  3. OMG Marcia, these are all fabulous, how can we pick a favorite...maybe just cause I like the white space the second one, but really, I love the soft colors you used!! These are amazing!! Thank for playing along with us at Merry Monday!

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  4. I love this Santa stamped in the soft blues! I especially love him with the silver snowflake and believe!

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  5. I love this santa stamp and regret that I never got it. It's a great santa image! Nice cards.

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  6. I too love this Santa stamp. I was thinking of ordering...alas...retired! Thank you for sharing!

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  7. I can't pick a favorite, they are all so beautiful, Marcia! I love that big ol' Santa face, too!

    Speaking of beautiful, did you get a blog facelift or have I just been such a bad bloggie friend that I forgot what it looked like?! Either way, I love it!

    I couldn't bring myself to make Christmas cards in January, but now I need to get over myself and get going or I'll be in a world of hurt again like I was last November! Thank you for the inspiration and encouragement!! Hugs, Darnell

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  8. Such a nice Santa image! I like them all, but am partial to the embossed snowflakes ~ and I DO believe!

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  9. It is a beautiful image of Santa! And your cards are all so beautiful! Love the color choice on these!

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  10. They're all my favorites! That santa face image is so sweet!!!

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  11. I can see why you love this Santa! All three are beautiful Marcia,but if you were going to twist my arm I think the first one but then again I love the white one too! :) ( so excited ) shhh

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  12. this is a beautiful Santa image and your cards are wonderful. I think my favorite is the same one you chose. I love to do non traditional colored cards. Last year I did an orange/silver one.

    Barb Housner

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  13. awesome monochromatic cards, Love the huge santa.
    Christine A

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  14. love all three and fun to see santa in blue!

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  15. Beautiful vintage Santa cards Marcia, They are all so lovely, but I think I like the one on the right also. It seems to pop a little more.

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  16. Gorgeous cards, they're all lovely but If I had to pick one, I'd pick the middle one.... making me wish for Christmas x Amanda

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  17. Love your cards, and can't pick a favorite. Love the soft colors.

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  18. Gorgeous cards, Marcia - just adore that Santa and he looks great in pool colors!!

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  19. Beautiful cards, love that colour!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Merry Monday.

    Deanne :)

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  20. Such beautiful cards. Love that image. Now I know why you use that Santa so often.

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