Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Father Christmas

I am a hoarder when it comes to anything Christmas. 
I was going through my Christmas stamps the other day and found a set that I always loved and haven't used in years. 
I then dug out my old Pear and Partridge paper and combined it with this stamp. 
I even pulled out my old Cranberry Ribbon Rounds out to make a bow.
I've had the 2 CTMH Metallic markers, gold and silver, for over a year and never used them. So, I used them to color the two Christmas balls.  

I wasn't going to color Santa in. I was just going to make it an old fashion card with just ink distressing. But my Copic markers were screaming at me that I was neglecting them. So, I colored.
I even used the dark red to color my pearls for my embellishments.

The inspiration for the card actually started with a sketch challenge from Sketch and Stash.

Other challenge blogs for my card:
Crafting by Design - Anything
Addicted to Stamps - Color challenge. Red, Green & gold
Dazzling Diva's - Traditional Christmas Colors.
A Random Fan - Red, White and Green
Craft Room - Vintage Christmas
Creative Card Crew - Christmas Joy
Sweet Stamps - Stripes


Nancy Ball said...

Gorgeous as always, Nancy. I love that Desert Sand paper from Pear & Partridge. Glad you were able to use some supplies you hadn't tried yet.

sandie said...

Great to use stamps you haven't for a while and it was a good decision to go with the colouring, fabulous copic work and so pleased you shared with us at ATSM

simply monica said...

Love this Christmas card gorgeous image. thanks so much for joining us at I hope to see you at our next challenge too!!

paper fun said...

What a fun Santa. Your card is very beautiful.

Thanks for joining our Christmas Joy challenge at Creative Card Crew.


~@ngie~ said...

a gorgeous card & I love the image & dp's :)

Thanx for joining in with us over at Sketch N Stash... good luck :)

love n hugz Angie xXx

Rahmat said...

Great coloring! A fantastic Christmas card. Thanks for joining us at ATSM.

Vivi Casale said...

such a beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Sketch N Stash Challenge!

Deborah Frings said...

Oh this is lovely - a really super vintage feel. I do like the image and the gorgeous shaped frame. Thanks so much for playing along with ASM this week!

Margaret said...

Very lovely. That's a great vintage Santa image. Thanks for joining us at Creative Card Crew. Good luck. Maggie - DT