Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Here Comes Santa

New challenge today at
Double D challenge blog and is being hosted by Team Darlene.
I decided (as usual) to join in
as the challenge is
'Here Comes Santa'
and who can resist Santa anyhow...right?

We have the beautiful mood board to inspire you to join along with us
and you just have to see ALL the gorgeous Santa cards both teams created...WOW!

I used a stamp I have had for a very long time.
I remember this stamp was so popular and was selling on Ebay
at one time for a crazy amount, only to find it later myself at Michael's
and then even later in the clearance bin at Hobbylobby.
Crazy how sometimes people will pay about anything for something they want,
but not cheap little ole' me, LOL!

I stamped him on vellum  using Sparkle N Sprinkle Silver Detail embossing powder (love this powder as it is fine for such an intricate design)
and then colored on the backside, just giving a hint of color.
I ran 1/4" Tear-ific double sided tape around the outer edges, then added
Sparkle N Sprinke Sparkling Snow glitter.
Using a holly die from Impression Obsession and Berry Red Nuvo crystal drops,
I added it to the corner top.
The die cut snowflake panel was already cut and in my stash
just waiting to be used.
It is from the Memory Box Distressed Snowdrift Collage set.
I stamped the sentiment from Kaisercraft Xmas Quotes set
in a very old Excelsior green ink pad,
(do they even make those anymore? 
I am surprised it even works

So head on over to the Double D Challenge blog and join in with us,
there is a fabulous prize to be won!

Entering the following challenges:
Scrapyland ... ATG
Mod Squad .... Merry and Bright
Addicted To Stamps and More .... Holiday
Word Art Wednesday ....ATG


aussie aNNie said...

Wow, how this card and embossing turned out, looks amazing.x[aNNie]🎄

Donna Phelan said...

He is soooooo magical! Love that you embossed him in silver on Vellum, looks amazing like that! And all of that sparkle looks fantastic too! WOW!

Vicki said...

Oh, gorgeous, Diane! The silver embossed image of Santa adds real holiday magic to the card. And, I love that snowflake corner die!

Leslie Miller said...

I remember this stamp and how popular it was. I never had it, but someone once stamped out a bunch of images for me. It's a classic and with good reason. It's so beautiful! LOVE how you embossed in silver on vellum and did your magical coloring on the backside. Fantastic with the glittery frame and crisp red and green. ps: I want to hear more about your puppy!

Lisa said...

Wow, this is stunning!! The image is amazing!! I love the embossing and sparkle and colors!! Gorgeous card, my friend!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

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Kathy Krug said...

Oh my gosh this card is just gorgeous. stamping on vellum is genius and the hint of coloring gives the hint of color without taking away from the sparkle. Love this.

Darlene said...

I was thrilled to be lucky enough to see this Santa image in person and to really see how beautiful it!! I LOVE the design you used to showcase him ... the traditional Christmas colors just pop and show him off beautifully! Well done my friend ... well done!!
P.S. you captured the sparkle quite well too ... good photography!!

Judy Woodland said...

Oh my gosh, I love your little story about that stamp. And I WANT it!!! It's really cool, especially the way you stamped it on vellum with that embossing powder and colored it from the back. Such a beautiful soft look. This is getting pinned....I think it's fabulous!

Macimbalo said...

Wow, this is gorgeous! So many beautiful details make this amazing! Thanks so much for playing along with us at  The Mod Squad Challenge Angie, Challenge Host.

Craft-E-Place said...

Fabulous card ... I love the pop of red down the edge and the image is beautiful. Thanks for joining us at ATSM

SewPaperPaint said...

The subtle shimmer is so pretty here and absolutely festive! Love your gorgeous design. Hugs, Autumn

Pretty Paper Junkie said...

Hello, from a sister cheapo. Although I do admit to paying and outrages $28 for 24 sheet paper pad. (It was a truly week moment)
Back to your card. It is totally over the top glittery fabulous! I love the layout and the die cut on the corner. Santa never looked so glamorous!

Unknown said...

love the use of the paper. Adds great dimension.

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

I do like how you did this stamp in the silver embossing! Looks so cool! TFS!

Amelia Breytenbach said...

Wow, Diane this is so beautiful with the vellum and glitter! I love the vintage image - so very pretty.