Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Scrapbook Sisters Card Challenge 51 - Ho Ho Ho


I went through all my Father Christmas stamps and settled on this one, which is one of the first stamps I bought (by Rubber Stamped from eBay for the bargain price of 99p - for a wooden stamp!!) and it is still one of my all-time favourites, so full of whimsy.  I'm still in my distressing phase, so got the inks out and started playing.  Apologies if i'm getting a bit samey but I'm enjoying myself :-D

In the end I ended up making two cards

My first card is using MME papers (it's a reverse of a halloween paper!!), distressed with vintage photo distress inks and overstamped with some Autumn Leaves stamps.  I then swept a versamark ink pad round the edge of the card and embossed with a copper embossing powder

The image has been stamped onto a stampboard oval, coloured with distress inks and then I scratched into it with my pokey tool (I do have a scratchy tool somewhere, but it was hiding and the pokey tool worked!!)  Some lace and Bias binding finished this card off

For my second card I got busy with the Antique Linen, Bundled Sage, Tattered Rose and Barn Door distress inks, combined with my Autumn Leaves, Papermania, Prima and Crafty Individuals stamps

I stamped the image, coloured Father Christmas' face with copics, distressed the rest of the image, and then painted rock candy crackle paint over the top

I love this look, it works so well with the image :-D

So there you go, two cards, similar but they look totally different

Please can I enter these challenges

Brown card

Red/Green card

 Thank you for looking,

hugs, Sue xx


Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Just gorgeous hun, love the vintagey feel & the sparkle is great!

Thank you for sharing with us at Sparkles FCC, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Hazel said...

Totally gorgeous - you've used one of my all time favourite Christmas stamps (and I paid a lot more for mine when they became scarce!) - thanks for joining in my CHNC challenge 36 - hope to see you again soon. x

Sheila said...

Sue , I so adore that stamp and want it (no need it) now! Gorgeous work! Sheila:)X

CraftyLoops said...

Oh wow these are gorgeous, what a terrific stamp. Lee xx

Wendy said...

Gorgeous cards Sue,love how you have used that santa image,just fabulous.
Wendy xx

MacKenzie said...

I'm loving the details you put on this. Nice job! I'm so glad you joined us this week at Christmas Stampin' All Year Long!

Whimsey said...

Both are fab; love the colors in each - very elegant; love the image!

CraftinGranny said...

So elegant and beautifully done. Thanks so much for joining us at CCAYR and we sure hope to see you back soon with another wonderful creation. "Hugs" Carol

Barbara said...

Wow, fancy look! And I love the name of your blog... the same can be said about me.