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!

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

Bazzill Bling (Petty Cash)
Simply Smooth

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

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!


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!

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!