Sunday, November 14, 2010

I Believe In Santa

One of my stamp clubs has a group that participate in a swap of "fat pages".  These are 6 x 6 pages that can then be put together into a book or used as on a card.  Our theme this month is "I Believe In Santa".  This was a bit harder for me because few of my Christmas cards have a Santa on them, since I prefer to bring out the spiritual meaning of Christmas in my cards.  I had recently purchased an InkaDinkaDo stamp set that had a very nice Santa included and decide this was perfect for my design.

I stamped the Santa image in dark green onto cream carstock.  I added some color with chalks and layered on red.  I embossed another cream piece with a sizzix embossing folder with presents on it, then rubbed the dark green ink over the top to bring out the design.  This was layered onto a piece of dark green cut out with a Nellie Snellen scalloped rectangle die.  The Santa was mounted on top of this.  I had some decorative paper that was different Christmas postage stamps so I cut out the ones I wanted and layered them on decorative green paper, then layered this onto more dark green cardstock.  This was edged with lace, then layered onto some decorative red paper, which was layered onto a dark green base.  I embossed a border along the bottom and rubbed on ink to bring out the design.  On top I placed a rectangle of cream, stamped with another Inka stamp in green, and sponged the edges with green ink.  I stamped the word "Believe" in green on cream, rubbed edges with red ink, and layered onto a Spellbinder die.  I punched out different size snowflakes, layered, and attached, adding a jewel in the middle of each to enhance them.  I also added some additional punched reindeer.  I attached the Santa/Gift rectangle and the "Believe" with popdots.

I entered this in the following challenges:
Cute Card Thursday Challenge #136 - Anything Goes
Blog Hop Recipe Challenge with
      Sassy Lil' Sketches (use a sketch),
      ScrapFIT (use 3 of the same thing - used snowflakes and jewels),
      Crop Suey (get a little messy, use some ink, paint or mist or
                         combination of all 3 - I used chalk, which I had
                         everywhere, especially after I dropped it, and ink),
      ScrapTiffany (use lace) and
     Cuttlebug Spot (some texture or embossing).

Ellephantastic Challenge #19 - Butterfly &/or Xmas
Cooking With Cricut Holiday Blog Hop - Create Christmas Project with at least one cut/die on it.
Crafty Cardmakers - Dry Embossing
Crazy 4 Challenges - Create a Christmas card/prjoject
Paper Pretties - Embossing
Stamping Vacation - Pick 3 - I chose Green Paper, Popdot, and Corner Punch(small snowflake came from a corner punch and I used a corner rounder on the "Believe" message
Totally Gorjuss Challenge #56 - Traditional Christmas Colors
Caardvarks - Christmas with a diecut
Stamping Vacation:  Name That Card Challenge - Wish You Could See The Smile On My Face!


meluv2scrap said...

Thanks for hopping along with us at scrapFIT! LOVE IT!

Creative Cutter Retreats said...

Beautiful page! I love the traditional Christmas look. Hugs Cathie

Jill said...

Just love that Santa image and its so nice to see a traditional Christmas card! Thanks for joining us at Ellephantastic this week and hope to see you at the next challenge. Jill

Thistleblue said...

Beautiful Christmas card, love the traditional colours and the reindeer at the top of the card! Thanks for joining us for this fortnights Ellephantastic challenge!
Elle DT

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

Love your card. My little reindeer punch was getting worn out so I had to make an svg of it before I lost it completely. Beautiful job!

Cor* said...

Wonderful holiday card. Great take on the sketch. Thanks for sharing your dry embossed creation with us at Crafty Cardmakers for our spotlight challenge this time round. Little Miss Neat (Corry).

Cor* said...

I'm baaaaaaack. Wearing my other hat! Thanks so much for participating in our PICK 3 Challenge over at SV. You now have an entry towards the $25.00 gift cert to Marks Finest Papers as well as 4 of their Dec. stamp sets!!

Squirrel x said...

Super creation and fab traditional colours. Thanks for playing at Totally Gorjuss this week. Hugs, Sxx

Cherie Averill said...

Oh my! This is beautiful! Great job! Thanks for hopping with us! I hope to see your work around Sassy in the future!

Vanja said...

Beautiful card! I love the colours and papers.
Thank you for joining us at Ellephantastic challenges. :)

hugs, Vanja

Becky said...

Wonderful Christmas Card. Thank you for playing with Speedy's Friends.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Love the layered snowflakes! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Deb said...

beautiful card, many thanks for joining in the CCT challenge, hugs Debx

Joanne Travis said...

I love all of the fabulous Santa images you have incorporated into this lovely, jolly holiday design.
Thanks for joining Speedy's Friends snowflake challenge this week!

Lin said...

Great layout on a lovely vintage and very traditonal feeling christmas card.

Thanks for joining in our dry embossing spotlight at Crafty Cardmakers.

Lin - Lil Miss Chatterbox

Virgo5 said...

Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Ellephantastic Cards and Crafts said...

What a lovely card thank you for playing along with Ellephantastic. Best of luck. Hugs x

kramer_buffy said...

I love that you stamped in dark green instead of black, it gives it a softer look.

Thanks for playing with us at Cooking With Cricut challenge.

-- dalis