Tuesday, 2 December 2008

Santa Joy

December 2, 2008

So for today, I am killing 3 birds with 1 stone and combining 3 challenges. First of all today's color challenge to use Sahara Sand, Very Vanilla and Basic Black, the Tuesday Crafty Secret Forum challenge to add buttons to you hearts delight, and the Christmas Spirit Challenge over at Noel Mignon with Michele Kovaks sketch.

The Santa image from the Vintage Christmas stamp set of Crafty Secrets Clear Art stamps was stamped on Very Vanilla cs with Onyx Black Versafine. Then cut with a scalloped circle Nestability and embossed. The edges of the scallop circle was distressed by sponging Sahara Sand all around the edges. This was matted onto black, Sahara Sand then black cs. Background very vanilla cs was stamped randomly with the star from the Chirstmas Joy stamp set of Crafty Secrets with Sahara Sand then mounted onto the black cs base. Another piece of very vanilla cs was stamped again with the star and distressed on the edges with Sahara Sand. Underneath this layer is a black layer that was punch with a Martha Stewart lace border punch. Added black ribbon on the center, circle metal pieces (JOY) and 2 buttons to the top corners.

Stamps: Christmas Joy and Vintage Christmas Crafty Secrets Clear Art Stamps
Ink: Onyx Black Versafine and Sahara Sand
Paper: Very Vanilla, Sahara Sand and Black cs
Accessories: Circle Scallop Nestability, ribbon, metal letters, button and lace border punch


  1. This is soooo lovely! I love all the chocolatey browns I am seeing this holiday!!!

  2. Lovely work and I like the candles too.

  3. What a stunning card! Love it! :)

  4. Oh my word this is lovely! Off back to look at it again!

  5. Oh WOW ... how did I miss this one!! This is GORGEOUS ... I just LOVE this vintage Christmas set!! Great job ... love the mutted tones, perfect for this Santa!!