Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Vintage Santa with Globe Card

"The world is mine this night I think, Said jolly St. Nick with a knowing wink..."

The vintage image of Santa holding the globe reminded me of this week's theme over at Card A Day Blog: "Christmas Around the World".  So I used it in the card I created as my Design Team member project.  Here are the brief details:  I actually cut into a whole 12" x 12" sheet of paper for the card base!  Oh, it wasn't easy but I loved how this paper didn't overwhelm the image.  I did find the crimped strip of green paper in my stash box and just punched the top and bottom border to jazz it up a bit.  I puzzled over what to add as an embellishment since I wanted to keep it in a vintage style.  Holly leaves were a good idea but I didn't have any large enough.  What to do?  Grab two of these "regular" leaves and a pair of scissors!  
A few simple snips turned flower leaves into holly leaves!  I added Distress Stickles berries (Fired Brick) and then went over areas with more Distress Stickles--leaves (Peeled Paint), Frame (Vintage Photo) and Santa's fur (Clear Rock Candy). 
Hope you'll check out all the Christmas card inspiration over at Card A Day Blog!

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10 comments:

Shelley Bordeleau said...

Stunning! Love the details that you added with the stickles and berries... totally enhances and doesn't overwhelm it.

Creative Genie said...

Love your improv for the holly leaves, clever and easy. Nice vintage card!

Christine

Hazel said...

Thank you for sharing your lovely card for our Christmas challenge at Crafting Musketeers, Hazel, DT - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for October - I'd love to see it there too. x

Tina Campbell said...

Fantastic Card, love all the little details, very vintagy

DeAnna Goen said...

Love how you embellished those leaves. :)

Fran said...

Great card, thank you for joining us over at the Crafting Musketeers Challenge Blog, Fran (DT) xxx

Jessica said...

I was going to just comment on how pretty the card was and then you described making the holly leaves and rocked my face off! Such an awesome idea, I'm so glad you shared with us at Use It Tuesday.

Jessica Barnes said...

Beautiful Christmas card! I love how you made your own holly leaves. Thank you for playing along with us at Use It Tuesday.

Nicole Bretherick said...

oooooh lovely and christmassy! thank you for joining us over at The Crafting Musketeers! Nicole DT xx

Sandra said...

Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Craft Challenges
xxx