Rubber stamping, stamping, papercrafting and other projects from a writer by trade, stamper by passion.
Thursday, December 1, 2011
I wish could get as enthused about other aspects of getting ready for Chistmas as I can get interested in making Christmas cards. Things would go a lot easier that way.
Today's card is a vintage-style Christmas card. The vintage aspect was inspired by this week's Magical Monday Challenge from Paper Cupcakes/There's Magic in the Air. It's also based on the current Card Positioning System Sketch (CPS246). And it uses ribbon, qualifying it for the current Victorine Originals Challenge (VO22).
The old-fashioned Santa is stamped on white paper, colored with pencils and OMS. There's a little glitter pen on the ribbon on the wreath and silver gel pen on the jingle bells up the cneter of his coat. Edges are sponged with SU Creamy Caramel ink. Image is mounted on maroon paper that has been run through the Cuttlebug (textile plate) and came from the scrap file. I wapped gold cording around that with a little Chirstmas stocking charm hanging from the cording. I added gold ribbon tabs at the top of the matting, which is popped up on popdots. I also sponged around the edges of the cream-colored card and did faux-stitching around the strip of old-fashioned holly DP in maroon marker.
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