Monday, August 10, 2009

Ho, Ho, Ho - Stampin' for the Weekend #10

I just got this uber-cool Magnolia Santa stamp from my friend Jenny and couldn't wait to ink him up. I fell in love with this image when I saw a card made with it on one of the challenge blogs awhile back and had to have him. I was having a hard time finding it here in states. I was just about to give up and order directly from Magnolia in Sweden, when he showed up in my mailbox. Thank you, thank you Jenny. You are awesome!

I am submitting this card for this week's Stampin' for the Weekend challenge. The challenge is a sketch, which I have posted below. I did take a few liberties with the sketch. First, Santa Baby was too big to fit on a rectangular mat and still see the circle, so I just cut him out and popped him right on the circle with dimensionals. I also didn't tilt him because I didn't want him to look like he was drunk or something. I also put my sentiment in the upper right instead of the lower left. I thought it balanced the overall card a little better. I think the overall look of the sketch is still evident, so I hope it will be acceptable.

Stamps: Santa (Magnolia); Believe (Rubber Stampede)
Ink: Onyx Black (VersaFine); Warm Red Chalk Ink (Colorbox); Tim Holtz Peeled Paint Distress Ink (Ranger)
Paper: Tan cardstock (DCWV); DP - Fruitcake (Basic Grey) and vintage red from my stash (I've had it so long I can't begin to remember who made it)
Tools: Circle, scalloped circle, oval and scalloped oval Nestabilities (Spellbinders); Retro flower punches (EK Success)
Embellishments: buttons, twine
Technique: Prismacolor pencils blended with mineral spirits
Finished card size: 6" square


crafty amy said...

Wow what a gorgeous Christmas card I Love the colours and this Magnolia santa is just so sweet I do love him.
Thank you for joining us at stampin' for the weekend and good luck.
X Amy X

Nancy said...

That Santa from Magnolia is gorgeous, Judy:O) Love your colouring of him. The DP is beautiful, love the buttons on the flowers. Great take on Vicki's sketch.
Thank you for joining us at Stampin' for the Weekend, good luck!

Kimmi said...

Beautiful card and fab take on Vicki's sketch. So long as we can see the design we are happy :D hehe. That santa is fab! And I bet her was fun to colour too!

Thank you for playing along with us at Stampin' for the Weekend. we hope you had fun and that you come back and join in again soon. Good Luck.


Vicki said...

Such a lovely festive card, how cute is this Santa, love the papers too. As long as the main theme of the sketch is evident you can tweek it as you see fit. Thanks for joining us for this weeks SFTW sketch challenge, good luck xx vicki xx

Vanja said...

Fabulous card! I love that adorable Santa and the papers.
Thank you for joining us at SFTW this week and good luck! :)

Donna said...

Oh Judy, love that Santa, and love how you have tweeked the sketch, great idea, you've done a marvelous job coloring him, and the papers look very christmasy. Fab take on Vicki's sketch.
Thank you for participating in the "Stampin' for the Weekend" challenge again this week.. Good luck and we hope you'll continue to join in on the challenges on a weekly basis. Have a great day.
Donna xx