7 Nov 2011

New month and a new theme

Over at Make My Monday the theme for this month is Christmas. And this weeks challenge is to make something in the Traditional/Vintage style. So here is the card I have done for this.


Now I think you can get no more traditional than Santa himself and this stamp is one I turn to most years, I actual got this SeeDee's set about 5 or 6 years ago and they get used every year.


Here is a close up of the sparkle on his hat and beard. The stamp was stamped with black archival ink then coloured with pencils for the face and gel pens for the hat. I added glitter glue to the trimming and the stars to give him that extra twinkle. The stamped image was cut out and matted onto green card, that was then matted on to patterned paper from the Papermania Christmas range. I then added a doily that I had inked with DI and highlighted the design with a gel pen, just added the sentiment and it was finished.

This months theme is a great one for this time of year as we all can do with the extra push to make another Christmas card, so come over to Make My Monday and join in with the challenge.

Thanks for reading,
Cath

10 comments:

Suzanne Brookfield said...

An adorable card .... I can see why this stamp gets used year after year - its a great image...

Fliss said...

Really gorgeous card Cath and I love the sparkly Santa. I too can see why he comes out every year as I'm sure you can do loads with such a classic design.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Aquarius said...

He is certainly a traditional jolly Santa - great card for inspiration

Cazro said...

A wonderful Santa, happy and jolly making a lovely card. Caz

Mynnette said...

Oh...my...word!!! This is absolutely adorable!!! The colors are PERFECT!!! That doily is a great touch, as it the glitter! :)

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

You are right. Nothing says Christmas like Santa. Really nice interpretation of the traditional theme, too.

Suzi B said...

He is one delightful Santa!fabulous card cath.
Suzi B xx

Jacqueline said...

Nothing more traditional than having jolly old Santa on your Christmas card! Love it - Jacqueline xx

Yvonne Garner said...

Absolutely vintage and traditional! Love the doily. Best, Yvonne

Vicky Hayes said...

Love your jolly santa Cath and the touches of glitter are perfect!