Thursday, 11 November 2010

SANTA SAYS.........

Another Crimbo card completed.
I just love this size of card - 7.5" sq. - there's so much space to put die cut shapes without them looking  cluttered.
The base paper is from Tim's vintage shabby stack, simply roughed at the edges and distressed with fired brick. The lovely Santa image is a freebie download, again roughed and distressed. I had a little bit of music paper which I stuck to some rather thick card before running it through my Big Shot with Tim's reindeer flight die. I managed to cut out 3 complete reindeer and 2 incomplete, 1 of which is hidden on this card and the others are ready for another project. I threaded little bells on ribbon - what a job that was!! - and fastened them around their neck. I embossed Tim's flourish with - get this - red cinnamon scented powder, It really smells too. Once everything was distressed I simply stuck it all in place.
This was fun but I'm leaving the Xmas cards alone for a little while because I really must make my 3 ATCs for Heather's swap which this month is Movers and Shakers.


Artyjen said...

Fabby card :) Love the vintage feel and those reindeer are now on my wish list!!! Stop it ;) LOL
Bells and cinnamon! I can feel Santa is a coming!
xoxo Sioux

Anonymous said...

Ohhh I love that beautiful Vintage santa card. this is stunning, I shall add myself to follow your blog. You certainly know how to create well with vintage

also i am just reminding everyone I have two prize challenges posted today - one is this weeks spot prize challenge - mother& child theme and the other one is a papercrafts only challenge where EVERY entry wins with free images to use.I would love to see more entries so if you get chance please pop by and visit.
Have a lovely weekend my friend
Hugs June x

soniajones said...

really great (again) any chance that you might divulge where the freebie 'santa' download is from???hoho he's great! xx

pearshapedcrafting said...

Someone is going to be very lucky to receive this card.Love the layers-is that the real Santa? Certainly looks like it!

She said...

Oh I love this card Joanne. S xx