Santa

Hello friends,

November is here … and Christmas is on our doorstep! I have my first Christmas card for this year to share today at the Double D Challenge blog . Team Darlene is hosting this challenge with the theme of “Here comes Santa”. I was inspired by the picture of Santa Claus  as well as the brown tones in the inspiration board. The team have created beautiful cards – a visit to the Double D Challenge blog will be worthwhile.

I decided to create a rustic Christmas card with kraft colors. The design is very easy and ideal for mass production. I layered a strip of music paper on my kraft base card. The stamped Santa image was layered on a lacey circle die cut and lifted of the base card with mirror tape. For the traditional Christmas colors I added some greenery and red “gem stone” berries. A sentiment, a little bit of gold glitter and a tiny gold bow are the final touches to my card. The distressed edges adds a perfectly aged, weathered look.   Hope you like my take on the Double D Challenge “Here comes Santa Claus”.

I entered my card in the following challenges:

The Santa Claus image layered on a lacey circle

The sentiment

A close-up of the inside

Project details

Kraft paper — Music designer paper — BoBunny clear stamp “Father Christmas: (Item #SFC671) — Spellbinders Nestabilities “Lacey circles” — Sizzix Thinlits Tim Holtz Alterations die ‘ Festive greens” ( 662425) — Couture Creations Intricutz die “Merry Christmas set” (CO724947) — Red gem stones — Gold glitter — Gold cord for bow — Tim Holtz distress inks ‘”Tea Dye” and “Mowed Lawn”

Thank you for visiting today. and I appreciate your time to leave a comment so much. Have a wonderful day and happy crafting.

Kind regards,

Amelia

 

19 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Lisa F
    Dec 04, 2017 @ 02:57:11

    This is so beautiful!! I love the vintage Santa image!! So pretty!! Thanks so much for playing along at Scrapy Land!!

    Lisa
    A Mermaid’s Crafts

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  2. Margaret Brinkley
    Nov 28, 2017 @ 01:53:40

    What a gorgeous vintage card, Amelia! Thanks for joining in at The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge!

    love Mags B x

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  3. larelyn
    Nov 21, 2017 @ 02:50:53

    Wonderful card. I love the traditional feel. Thanks for sharing at The Merry Christmas Challenge.

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  4. Josuane
    Nov 20, 2017 @ 09:42:55

    beautiful card Amelia !

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  5. Billie A
    Nov 19, 2017 @ 08:36:22

    Very pretty Christmas card. I like the music background and distressed edges. The Santa is awesome along with the greenery. Thanks for sharing over at Inspiration Destination.
    Billie A
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  6. amy
    Nov 19, 2017 @ 00:32:38

    Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at TMCC, good luck!!! Amy DT

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  7. just4crafters
    Nov 18, 2017 @ 05:53:46

    Another fabulous card!! Love your designs 🙂 ~Sophia

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  8. Gail Meinen
    Nov 17, 2017 @ 20:06:34

    I love your rustic Christmas. It is so pretty and I really like that you’ve decorated the inside too.

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  9. sewpaperpaint
    Nov 17, 2017 @ 16:58:03

    What a great and oh so fun design! I like how you used the image and made the little bauble – fun! Hugs, Autumn

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  10. Jennifer Bradley
    Nov 17, 2017 @ 16:49:31

    Gorgeous card, love the vintage look and fabulous design. Thank you for joining our challenge over at Daisy Chain, good luck in the draw. Jennifer DT member x

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  11. Conniecrafter
    Nov 17, 2017 @ 05:24:51

    Great vintage image, love the berries with the greenery!

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  12. Judy Woodland
    Nov 16, 2017 @ 03:37:48

    I am having so much fun looking at all the fabulous Santas for this challenge. I simply adore yours. LOVE the vintage-y feel with all the distressed sponging. Your die cuts are perfect with the kraft base and that beautiful sheet music patterned paper. It’s just wonderful!!!

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  13. Darlene Pavlick
    Nov 16, 2017 @ 00:35:27

    FABULOUS! Love that you went with the rustic feel for your creation and your touch of color is perfect! Thanks for always sharing such wonderful and inspiring creations! Beautiful!

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  14. Kathy Krug
    Nov 15, 2017 @ 21:32:47

    Wonderful rustic card. The sheet music background is perfect and I love how you hung the ornament on the sentiment.

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  15. lesliekmiller
    Nov 15, 2017 @ 19:43:13

    I love your take on the challenge! You make kraft paper look so good. Beautiful with the music paper and torn, stained edges. Just the perfect bit of greenery. So nice the way you made it look like an ornament.

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  16. Vicki R.
    Nov 15, 2017 @ 16:09:41

    Once again, you have inspired me with this vintage Santa card, Amelia! Love the music background and your holly is amazing!

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  17. Donna Phelan
    Nov 15, 2017 @ 14:37:30

    What a great rustic creation with that vintage Santa. This is fabulous!

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  18. anyasofia
    Nov 15, 2017 @ 12:01:31

    Lovely card Amelia, it is certainly one I would love to receive.xx[aNNie]🎄

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  19. Diane Hover
    Nov 15, 2017 @ 11:13:14

    Beautifully created rustic card with a vintage look, I love the old look of Santa’s and this one is perfect…another fabulous card!!!

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