Monday, May 29, 2017

Merry Monday #250 - Rustic Theme

Hello friends.  It's time for another challenge at Merry Monday, and this week Deanne is our hostess and she would like to see a RUSTIC theme on your Christmas cards.


I equate "rustic" with "vintage", so that's the direction my card took me this week, and when I think "vintage", I think of Flourishes Santa I Believe stamp set.  Here's what I came up with:


This is probably my all time favorite Santa stamp and I inked him up in Soft Suede ink on Rustic White (PTI) cardstock, and then blended TH Walnut Stain ink all over the image.  I used some Bo Bunny DSP and photo corners (PTI Mix & Matt: Herringbone die) on my card and also added a Poppystamps Giovanna Snowflake die cut (stained with the Walnut Ink and lightly embossed with gold). 

How is your Christmas card collection coming along this year?  I think I'm almost halfway done, and that's a good feeling to have in the month of May!  Let us help you get your cards done early by playing along with us each week...lots of fun inspiration and then that overwhelming feeling that comes in November and December when you're thinking how you're going to fit making Christmas cards in with EVERYTHING else won't be there!  Check out this weeks challenge right HERE and then play along!

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

 

9 comments:

  1. This santa image is my favorite too! Your card has the perfect rustic warmth feel. Love the photo corners. Haven't used mine yet, but you've inspired me to get them out. Need to start my Christmas card collection asap!

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  2. Beautiful rustic, vintage card Marcia. And that Santa is perfect. Have a great week. Colleen is coming today to spend the week with me. She has been up here for her granddaughter's VB tournament. I am so excited.

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  3. Perfect papers to use with that wonderful Santa image, Marcia--great card!

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  4. I love this vintage Santa image especially in the ink color you chose. What a perfect nostalgic card!

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  5. Gorgeous Santa image - perfect on that rustic paper and I love the kraft accents too, Marcia!!

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  6. Love your berry paper and that wonderful vintage Santa Marcia!

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  7. I love this Santa, Marcia! He looks fantastic in these rustic colors!

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  8. Wonderful card Marcia, I love this Santa and these fantastic papers.

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  9. Beautiful! Love the colours you choose too!

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