Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Vintage Santa


I think it is time to bring out my Father Christmas stamp and start using him for the holidays. I did him in blue last year...here.......so I decided to do something different and go vintage this year.

He is colored with Copics. I added some water color paint for the falling snow and Star Dust Stickles on the fur. He is so sparkly in real life. I cut my cardstock for snow where he is standing. The brown cardstock has been distressed using the edge of my scissors, as has the designer paper on top. I stamped some trees on the bottom piece of designer paper.

I am joining the Merry Monday challenge #81--Use Santa on your card.

Party Time Tuesdays challenge-#144-Anything Goes

The Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge is Anything Goes this week.

Korttikarkuri- #1-Stamp a Happy Christmas!


Recipe:
Stamps-Stamps Happen, Inc./Father Christmas, Trees are an unknown stamp
Paper-Stampin'Up! Chocolate Chip, BoBunny Decaf Vintage dp, other paper is called postcards and I don't have company name
Ink-Memento Tuxedo Black and Cottage Ivy
Accessories-Star Dust Stickles, Copics, Craft Knife, Winsor & Newton Chinese White water color paint (tube), Decorative Trim/Silver

35 comments:

ellyscard creatief said...

Very nice card Benzi.
Gr Elly

jimlynn said...

Gorgeous!!! I love that image and you colored him to perfection! Love those stickles you added and the snow looks so real.
Lynn

Carol L said...

And this Santa is one fine gentleman all dressed up in his Christmas finest! I love all the distressing and wonderful vintage feel of this pretty card! NJ!

Beebeebabs said...

Beautiful card - you did a fabulous job as always!!!

Bonnie said...

This is such a wonderful Father Christmas and it's amazing the difference in the look of him from last year to this! I can see the sparkle on his fur! I love this! Thanks for bringing him over to Merry Monday!

SchnauzerCrafts Creations said...

What a gorgeous stamp! Your coloring is divine. I love the depth you added with the different tones and the sparkle on the trim of his coat. Such a rich and lux card!

MaryH said...

I chk'd out the blue one, and I think it's wonderful...just a different tone from this so rich looking one. Maybe the difference between a soft silk & a rich velvet, if that makes sense to say. This is most beautiful, and it makes me want to reach out to stroke the robe. Really beautiful in your coloring and liked your snow idea too. TFS & hugs

Donna Hanley said...

Wow I don't know which one I like better this years or last years. both are stunning. I'm so glad you brought out this fabulous stamp. I love everything about this card. I does look like it had been around the world and still managed to stay perfect. Coloring on both versions is tremendous.

Cornelia W said...

Hi Benzi - this is gorgeous! Such beautiful coloring! Love the stamps in the background! Hugs, Cornelia

Loll Thompson said...

Hi Benzi. Your vintage Santa is gorgeous!! I love the papers you've used to show him off. I often forget to stamp on DSP ... this is a great example of why it should be done --- beautiful!! Loll xx

Angel 007 said...

WOW Benzi, das ist eine großartige Weihnachtskarte und ein toller Stempel. Mir gefällt er im Vintage Stil, noch besser als in Blau, weil er so viel Wärme ausstrahlt. Der wunderschöne Postkarten Hintergrund passt perfekt zum Weihnachtsmann. Eine sehr schöne Arbeit.

Liebe Grüße, Carmen

artful-notions said...

Benzi, you did a wonderful job of ornamenting this santa! He looks like he stepped out of an old storybook. Can't believe how different he is from the blue! And it's the same stamp! Beautiful!

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,fabulous image.xxx

nwilliams6 said...

Love this vintage Santa Benz and it was fun to see how you did him last year too - I think I am going to take one of the images I used last year and do this too! The vintage one is my fav. Great gold colors and the stickles and "snow" are perfect touches as are the cool postcard/letter paper you used in the bg. Love the card. Hugz!

Lisa Mensing said...

Beautiful Christmas card. Love the vintage feel. Thank you for joining us at Party Time Tuesdays.

Carla S. said...

Gorgeous Christmas card, Brenda! Love this vintage Father Christmas! Wonderful coloring and sparkle!

Basslady said...

a wonderful and very classy card, hun!

to answer your question:
i was so blessed to be out of the danger-zone regarding the heavy winds in our country, thank god!!!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Davi said...

Oh my gosh Brenda I think this one is GORgeous!! I love love the colors so perfect for a old world look along with paper and embellies FAB job my friend :)

NanaConnie said...

WOW, Benzi, I think he's even more fantastic in these colors! What an incredible vintage Santa. I love the way you turned him into an entire scene with the background paper you chose. Fabulous card.

Marcia said...

WOW...this should be framed! This is complete perfection in my mind...love it! :0)

The Crafty Laydee said...

How lovely-that stamp is beautiful and I love the background you created like a kind of old fashioned look-Perfect!
Hugs,Nessa xx

Karen D said...

I do love your vintage styled card Benzi. The Santa image is extraordinary and you have coloured it so beautifully. Thank you so much for joining us at Merry Monday.

Notes by Nina said...

This is a fantastic card Benzi, I love all these wonderful colours. Thank you for playing along with Merry Monday.

Maria said...

A gorgeous Vintage santa! And, love all the soft colors for this wonderful Christmas card!

Allison Cope said...

Wow Benzi! Your Santa image is divine! I've never seen a more beautiful Santa before. Your colouring and card are amazing!!!

Nonni said...

Beautiful vintage card! I love your Father Christmas and the colors you've chosen. Thank you so much for joining my Christmas stamping challenge! I have just started a second challenge too -use scraps/old stash! :) Here's the link:
http://korttikarkuri.blogspot.fi/2013/11/my-christmas-card-challenge-2-christmas.html

Have a great weekend!

Joanne (jojot) said...

what a gorgeous vintage card....so much eye candy......warm and rich and fabulous

Lynne in NI said...

Oh isn't he fabulous ... looks totally different to your blue one. Great idea to stamp your trees on your fancy DP :)

sandie said...

Wonderful colouring and love the glitter. Thanks for joining us at Nonni's Xmas challenge x

Cathy said...

This is beautiful Benzi!
I haven't been to your blog for a few days and I missed so much!
I took a look at the Santa in blue I like both!

Meihsia Liu said...

This is such a beautiful holiday card. I love the pretty paper you used and the Santa's image is great! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

Lesley Croghan said...

Wow Benzi! Such a rich and elegant card, love the regal Santa. This is stunning. Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday.

~Tammy~ said...

Love your beautiful vintage Santa!

Ajascha said...

Oh, Brenda,
ist das eine schöne Karte. Alles ist so elegant gearbeitet. Auch die Farbwahl gefällt mir sehr gut.
♥ Grüße, Anja

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

You gave this Old World Vintage Santa the royal treatment. He looks absolutely fabulous on this gorgeous card.
Bear Hugs,
Carol