Saturday 3 October 2009

I believe in Santa Claus!

Happy World Card Making Day! I decided to go back to vintage for my final offering on the WCMD blog tour. If you're new to my blog, the last 12 days have all been holiday projects for the blog tour so feel free to stick around and browse for a while if you have a little time!

I think this Santa is quite possibly my favourite Christmas stamp ever! He originally appeared on the cover of the Christmas edition of the Saturday Evening Post in 1923 and is the creation of the artist J C Leyendecker. I used a cropped version of the stamp in the card I posted last Friday but I thought I'd go the whole hog and make him the centre of attention here.

I used two stamps from the Primitive Christmas set here too - the sentiment and then the snow dots which I used to make a subtle pattern on the card base by stamping off first and then stamping the fainter impression with Vintage Photo ink.

This is a larger format card (7" x 5") to really show off the image and I used Cryogen White for the subtle shimmer it gives. Copics work nicely on it too.

Stamps (Cornish Heritage Farms):
Santa's Lap (Saturday Evening Post line)
Primitive Christmas (Rummage Bin line)

Cryogen White

Adirondack dye ink by Ranger (Espresso)
Tim Holtz Distress ink by Ranger (Vintage Photo)

Copic markers
Labels Four Nestabilties by Spellbinder
Gingham ribbon
Sewing machine and thread

Don't forget the coupon code if you're going shopping at the PaperCrafts/CK store - it's valid until October 12th. The link and code are in the side bar on the left if you'd like them.

Thanks for stopping by today, hope you get some creative time too!


Unknown said...

A beautiful card!

I Believe!

Teri C said...

Love that stamp and your card is precious!

Karen said...

Oh Joanne this is just gorgeous XXX

itsallrosi said...

love this card - happy wcmd!

Unknown said...

That is my favorite santa stamp ever too! Fabulous project you have created with it!
Happy WCMD Joanne!


Lynne in NI said...

Oh your Santa is fabulous - I'm not surprised he's your favourite!

dstandard said...

Gorgeous - love your coloring, your stamp - wonderful!

Marcy said...

Beautiful card, Joanne! Your coloring is stunning, and I really like your subtle, snow dots background.

Geralyn Gray said...

I love the vintage look---happy world card making day!!!!!

Michele Boyer said...

This is so beautiful, Joanne. I've always loved everything you've created with this image. :)

rush8888 said...

quaint and cozy! and, the next post featuring a stair-step fold is great!

Minxy said...

WOW you certainly have been getting a head start on all your crimbo cards.. this one is gorgous but i think my fav is the one below with the ickle bear... very cute indeed xx
Hugs Minxy x

Janice said...

Oh nearly missed that one. I love that stamp too, real nostalgia. Thanks for sharing all these cards in the run up to WCMD, hope you are not too tired lol!