Saturday, 10 September 2011

Vintage santa

As you can see I'm still working on Christmas - this time using my new LeBlanche Santa stamp. I've been looking for a Santa stamp for a few years but hadn't been able to find one I really liked - until now. I love this and can tell I'll be using it lots. I've stamped him onto Manila cardstock with black archival and added Fired Brick and Aged Mahogany Distress inks. I've only used the centre part of the stamp - the full image has a very pretty frame but for this I just wanted Santa with a bit of the background.I used cosmic shimmer paint to add white to his beard. 
I've made the background by stamping a message in Fired brick and embossing in clear, then overstamping with a Stamp Addicts script stamp.  I've then used a Stamp Addicts circle greeting stamp as well. This was inspired by 'Just us Girls'  where the challenge is to create a collaged text only background or focal point for our project. 
I wanted to add lace because I thought it went with the lacey effect on the stamp, but I only had white which was far to bright and non-vintagy so I coloured it with Aged Mahogany DI and added a strip of gold ribbon, die cut and layered a poinsettia and finished off with some swirls and a Tim Holtz adage ticket.
I'm sharing this in the following challenges -

Charisma Cardz - Inspired by a song 'Santa Claus is coming to town'

 Hope you're enjoying the weekend....thanks for stopping by and welcome to my new followers who have joined me recently  -  Esther xx

34 comments:

  1. Hi there, love your vintage Santa what a great image. You have created a fabulous card with it so warm and cheery and perfectly vintage, love it !

    Marie

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  2. Esther this is a fabulous card, great Santa can see why you like him. Thank you for sharing with us at Just for Fun XOXO Zoe

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  3. So love the vintage feel in your Santa card! Beautiful design and elements! Thank you so much for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

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  4. Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at crafty ribbons,
    hugs Tessa & Anke

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  5. Wow - this is gorgeous! You've done vintage so beautifully on this card. Thanks for joining in our Santa challenge over at Winter Wonderland this week!
    Hugs, Danielle

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  6. This is a gorgeous card Esther, and I love the vintage Santa stamp! Maria x

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  7. I just love this Esther- It's Gorgeous- i love Everything! about it- perfect x Debi x

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  8. Fab card--love the vintage look! I've been practicing it, but you are MUCH better than I am! TFS!!!

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  9. WOW, what a great christmas card. I love the image and your choice of colours are so warm and beautiful
    Thanks for joining in at Allsorts this week for my Flowers and swirls challenge!
    Good luck and I hope to see you again
    Hugs, Jill

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  10. oh wow fabulous card, thanks for joining in with our first challenge at CRAFTY RIBBONS...X carol

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  11. Great card Esther - you have my admiriation as I could never create anything like this. You should enter it for the Chtistmas Card Challenge as well as their theme is also Vintage this week.

    Sharon x

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  12. Gorgeous vintage christmas card,love the santa
    Janet

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  13. A gorgeous creation, love the colour choice and thank you for sharing with us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge and the Winter Wonderland
    Hugs Kate
    PS I have some candy if you are interested :)

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  14. oh hun this is one stunning card just love that santa and the detail is just amazing,hugs cherylxx

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  15. Another fabulous Christmas card Esther, I love the Santa image.
    xxx Hazel.

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  16. I love this - so vintage and Christmassy!

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  17. Fabulous vintage Christmas card :)
    Thank you for sharing with us at Just for Fun
    Von x

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  18. This is a very beautiful Christmas card. The colours are stunning.
    Thank you for joining Fashionable Stamping Challenge.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  19. This is just gorgeous!! If you need my address, just let me know.lol. Have a great day. Hugs, Kim

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  20. Lots of gorgeousness (is that a word even lol)? here i love this , i can see how it would become a favourite stamp , you cant beat a traditional Santa

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  21. Stunning card Esther; love the vintage look. Thanks for sharing with us at Papertake Weekly this week. x

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  22. Thanks for joining our "Inspired by a song" challenge on SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE this week :)

    Hugs Jane x

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  23. I love you Santa! He's ho-ho-handsome!

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  24. Super Pretty! Thank you for getting your text ON with Just Us Girls!

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  25. Such a pretty card.Thanks for joining us at Charisma this time and good luck in the draw!

    Lisa x

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  26. A gorgeous creation Esther. Love the vintage feel of the card. Your Santa looks fabulous and love all the embellishing too.
    Thanks for joining in with FSC Ribbon and Lace challenge and good luck.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

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  27. Fab card! Thank you for joining us at Charisma this week!
    Emma x

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  28. An absolutely gorgeous card - anyone would be proud to display this at Christmas. (and probably never be able to throw it away either). He is a lovely Father Christmas. Thanks for joining us at JFF - Hugs,Neet

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  29. Simply stunning! Gorgeous details and fabulous image.
    Thanks for playing along with us at Charisma this week.
    Good luck.
    Debs xx

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  30. Fabby card. I love the classic Santa and the touch of vintage in this card. Thanks for playing with us at our first challenge at Crafty ribbons. Hugs!

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  31. Fantastic card!!!

    Thanks for playing at Allsorts this week and good luck in the draw!

    Emma xxx

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  32. What a brilliant project Esther. Thank you so much for entering the Allsorts challenge with it and good luck!

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  33. Hi Esther,
    This looks fabulous. What a friendly Santa & I love the vintage feel. Thanks for joining us at Secret Crafters this week.
    Hugs,
    Andie xx

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  34. you have made such a pretty card your design is very good looking

    Plastic Card
    Plastic Cards

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