Thursday, 3 November 2011

Vintage Santa

Hi there, just another quick card today.........thinking I better get a move on with my Christmas cards or I won't get them all done on time!

I've used this weeks sketch ABS043 from Annabelle Stamps - I flipped it on it's side.

The stamp is by Crafty Individuals, I stamped it in Versafine Vintage Sepia ink and distressed it with some Tim Holtz Old Paper Distress Ink and given Santa's hair and beard a little bling by coating it with Ranger Rock Candy Distress Stickles.

Patterned Paper is by AED - very glittery! Cardstock is Stampin' Up Almost Amethyst, I've also used silver mirror board as a mat for the image and PP, dark blue organza ribbon is the only embellishment.

Hopefully the close-up below shows the bling on Santa a little better.

This card also qualifies for the following challenges:
Papertake Weekly - Anything goes plus add some bling.
Crafty Individuals - Winter Wonderland.
The Pink Elephant -  TPE123 Distressing.

Thanks for looking, as always I appreciate any comments you might leave me!


Kylie said...

Your card is Gorgeous Lyn!
Love your Vintage Santa and your backgroung and what a great colour combo for a Christmas card, loving your ribbon too, just gorgeous!
I hope your well!
Thanks so much for playing along with us at AnnaBelle Stamps!

Take Care,
Kylie X

Sue W said...

Hi Lyn, so good to see you playing along this week! I love this image, how well it looks stamped in distress inks.... Clever you turning the sketch it looks great!

Sue said...

I love everything about this card Lyn, especially the touch of sparkle! The sketch is brilliant on its side, must use that idea-lol!!
Thanks for sharing with us at AnnaBelle's this week! :)

Jean Hardy said...

A beautifully stamped card Lyn. Thanks so much for joining us this month. Jean (Crafty Individuals)

Sandy said...

Beautiful Christmas card, love the vintage santa and your pretty paper and bow. Gorgeous.

Vicky said...

I love your take on the sketch Lyn, great colours too...I better get a move on too LOL

AnnaBelle Stamps Blog said...

This is beautiful Lyn!! Love the vintage image, it's just gorgeous!
TFS with us this week :)

Shirley said...

How very vintage lovely! I really like how you framed it! The DP is perfect for it and I love your choice of colors too!

Mary R. said...

I love this card you made but I dont have any annbells stamps does it make a diffence what kind of stamp we used >?? Thank you for the invite.....

Joy said...

this is fabulous, thank you for playing with The Pink Elephant's Distressing Challenge! JOY DT

Anonymous said...

Stunning card Lyn! I love the image and the bold colours you've used.

Thanks for playing along with us at Papertake Weekly this week and good luck! xx

Lynne Moncrieff said...

Hi Lyn
A beautiful stamped card. You used the most gorgeous shades of blue.
Thank you for joining the fun at the CI challenge.

Kathi said...

I love your vintage Santa and the large fluffy bow!

Paper Paradise said...

Love your entry for the challenge. This is one of my favourite Christmas stamps too, it's just timeless. Sue x

Maggie said...

Lovely vintage card a classic image