Sunday, November 8, 2009

Vintage Santa

I grabbed a few new TAC sets a few weeks back. They had a surprise 50% off sale for their demos, how nice is that? So, I got a few sets I'd been eyeing, but waiting to get. This was one of them. Such a pretty set. Not my usual style, but something about this Santa set just grabbed me. I inked this puppy with Brilliance Coffee Bean ink pad. It has a nice shimmer to it, plus a nice pretty deep color. That matched TAC's Winchester paper line perfectly, so I ended up making a nontraditional Christmas card. The soft blues in the paper went so nicely with some snowflake items I had floating around.
I used a layout from Just Us Girls.
It's been awhile since I've been able to play along on Sparkle's Christmas Challenge, happy I was able to complete a Christmas card on time today!
It's also Bring Out Bling for All Sorts.
Thanks for stopping by.

Supplies: TAC Vintage Santa, Winchester SWIC, SU Baja cardstock, stickles, Brilliance ink pad.

19 comments:

Stampin' Pam said...

Beautiful take on our sketch - love this Santa and the non traditional colors work very nicely for a vintage type feel. Super cute snowflake embellies too. Thanks SO MUCH for playing along with Just Us Girls. Hope to see you again on Saturday for our next technique challenge!

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

Beautiful vintage card love the image...

thanks for playing at Allsorts

Emma xxx

Andrea M said...

Lovely, lovely card! So pretty :)

Rachel Hope said...

SOOOO Pretty! Great image, papers...details, it is all so pretty!

debbies said...

Anna - so very pretty!!! Love the colors you chose too!

Tammi said...

Elegant and beautiful Anna!

Nora said...

I don't think blue & brown are "non traditional" at all - makes me think of winter skies & bare tree branches reaching toward Heaven. Lovely winter images. Now, if you were REALLY going non-traditional, you would have done, pinks, purples, oranges, & yellows! *LOL*

You did a lovely job & fit the challenges nicely, too.

(PS - I have that set, too, & think it's Da Bomb!).
-hugs-

Danni said...

50% off is always a good thing! What a great card, so vintage feeling! Great job!

Maria Levine said...

Lovely job with the sketch, they image is great! Wow, what a deal 50% sales are the best! Thanks for playing along!

Butternut Sage Designs said...

oh I love the charm of your design....it is really pretty and the subtle use of the challenge was perfect! I can't wait to see more I just found your blog! TFS

Barb said...

LOVE the color combo here, Anna... and the distressed, turned up edges of the main panel. So pretty!

Gro said...

Beautiful card, love the image
Thanks for joining us at Allsorts

Jules said...

Hi Anna

A gorgeous card. Loving the vintage look.

Who would have thought vintage and bling would go together - but you have managed it beautifully.

Thank you for joining in my challenge with Allsorts - I hope you enjoyed it.

Love Jules xx

Michelle said...

I LOVE that stamp set - and your card is stunning!! Love it!

Kim said...

Dude, this is so elegant and stunning! Love the detail on the side with the rhinestones and the curled edges on the image. Absolutely beautiful!!!!

Kristin Bueter said...

Anna, what a great, unique take on the JUGS sketch! Love the vintage look you achieved with that amazing snowman image! Just gorgeous!

Thanks for playing along with the sketch challenge. Please stop by JUGS to see a special, charitable challenge Lisa posted this morning if you haven't yet. It's for a great cause and blog candy is involved ;]

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE the Santa, LOVE the colors, and laugh every time I read the name of your blog! Very catchy! Great card!

Sparkle said...

Your card is gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

GORGEOUS!!!! Are you still demoing?!?

- Amanda