Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Retro circles Santa

Hazel's Christmas challenge is up to week 10 already - eek! This week she's asking us to use embossing on our cards (dry or heat embossing, either is fine).

I think this Santa has a rather retro feel so I've teamed him up with the Retro Circles embossing folder and a brighter green than your average Christmas card for a funkier feel. Baker's twine makes a candy stripe edging and the larger circle is coated in glass glitter for a super sparkly finish.

Photographing the shimmery cardstock was a bit of a nightmare this morning - we have glaring sunshine interspersed with fierce snow showers here in Northumberland. Definitley not the weather for March!

Stamps:
Holly Jolly Christmas and Season’s Greetings clear stamps (Technique Tuesday)

Paper:
Bazzill Bling (Petty Cash)
Black
Simply Smooth

Ink:
Brilliance by Tsukineko (Graphite Black)
Versafine by Tsukineko (Satin Red)

Other:
Copic markers
Texture Fade embossing folder by Tim holtz/Sizzix (Retro Circles)
Scor It
Baker’s twine
Circle punch by Fiskars
Deko Ice glitter by Efco (Crystal)
Foam pads
Double sided adhesive tape sheet


Thanks for stopping by!

13 comments:

Hazel said...

The retro embossing is great and I love that candy stripe edging. Thanks for joining in my CHNC challenge 10 - hope to see you here again soon. x

Paula said...

ooo me likey - love the colours and the retro feel.

Dotty Jo said...

Gorgeous card - great work with the twine! Jo x

Tineke said...

This is a wonderful card with embossing!
Greetings from Holland with a little sunshine!
Tineke

BEAR's Mom said...

great card!!!

Scrappy~Sarah said...

Fab card, love the string around the edge

Rachelxx said...

Great embossing! Know what you mean about photo taking - wish I could do better in that department!

hazel said...

Great card, love the twine around the edge.
xxx Hazel.

Sue said...

I love the distressed look to the embossed circles and that twine is a fab idea.
Sue x

Anesha said...

Lovely card, love the embossing.

Salamanda's Scrappy Adventures said...

Suitably retro but with a modern colour palette

Sid said...

Very different !!

Minxy said...

Owwww i'm liking this, thats one embossing folder of tims i don't yet have!