9.11.2009

Vintage Santa

TGIF!!  This week has seemed to just freakin' drag on and on and on... and not in a good way.  When was the last time I said it... 

I want to be a kept woman... Somehow saying it just didn't help :)


Ok, on to today's schtuff!  How cool is this santa?!  The photos kinda look washed out, sorry.  The colors look much better in real life.  AND you can't see the subtle sparkle I added with the glitter pen, dang it.  Someone PLEASE teach me how to use a camera properly!


Stamps:  Vintage Santa, Thinking of You (Hostess Level C)


Paper:  Ivory UltraSmooth, Brown, & Amelia cardstocks, Mulberry Meadow cardstock (retired)


Ink:  Burnt Umber Palette


Other:  Prismacolors w/ mineral oil, Copper Hardware, misc. ribbon & twine, Fiskars border punch, distresser


I think he turned out pretty cool.  Even though I'm not really into vintage-style stamps, I HAD to get this one... it was one of the first ones that jumped out at me from the new Inspiration Avenue magalogue.  


I added shimmer to the snowflakes, santa's hair & beard, and to random areas of the toys.  

I wonder who gets this card come December?


What do you think?

19 comments:

kssdesigns said...

This is so beautiful. When you find someone to teach you how to use your camera, please send them my way when you are done!

Seleise said...

awesome - amazing - colored beautifully and sooooo coool! love it (in case you couldn't tell - LOL!)

Helen Dooley said...

great card! I love this new image and love what you've done with it.

Chris said...

Being a kept woman has it's drawbacks! :)

Love the card though, can't wait to get my hands on it. I think TAC found a winner with this set!

Christina said...

OMGoodness he's gorgeous!

Laurie said...

OH man! I hadn't heard it for awhile and I was beginning to worry that you DIDN'T want to be a kept woman anymore! :):)

The card is fantastic! I have been playing with that set for a couple of weeks now and none of my cards have looked this good! GREAT job!

Jennifer Carter said...

You are such a talented colorer (is that a word?). Your santa looks 3D!! Great job!

LadybugSue said...

I love this Santa and you did really good, love the color choice.
I also love the ribbon, scorelines, just the whole darn thing screams terrific!
By the way-I have a post and you are mentioned! Did a halloweeny thingy and it was funny so entered the SSC Challenge.

Ellie Jacobson said...

This is just gosh darnit beautiful!!! Love, love and more love it!

BarbL said...

GREAT card! I love this stamp & can't wait to play with it myself.

StampinCarol said...

I love the coloring, very vintage-like! You do such an amazing job!!

Danni said...

Wow!! This is a stunning, gorgeous creation! Wow!!

Teresa Jenkins said...

So pretty! I love your coloring!

Michelle said...

It's AWESOME!!! I just got that set - haven't even cut it out. I, too, just had to have it even though I would say it's not my normal buy.

Lisadwb said...

I love your card also!! As always it is beyond beautiful- do you ever create a bad one?

Suzanne said...

You are so creative! Great card!

kolling143 said...

Barb this is absolutely beautiful....love the vintage look.

Anna said...

I totally eyed this set. Didn't get it, but my friend got it. I might have to stamp some off! Lovely card!

Mullamy said...

This is my favorite among Your Christmas cards.
Mona