Saturday, November 30, 2013

In The Holiday Spirit!

It is that time again at Fashionable Stamping Challenges for a new challenge which will run through most of December! The challenge theme "In The Holiday Spirit" was chosen by me and I wanted to keep it simple especially during this time of year! This is an anything goes kind of challenge celebrating the holidays in your way, but of course you must use stamps! The design team has so much festive inspiration to share with you and as always there is a prize from Flonzcraft and a Top 3, so come on and get inky and join in!
I decided another play with my new Tim stamps was in order as I just love this Santa! Santa was stamped using Coffee Archival on the backside of some designer paper (Tim's from the Valentine sheet). It was very subtle with a slight tint of vintage green! I masked him off and then stamped the background trees and those were actually layered. The layers were shaded with Vintage Photo and Peeled Paint
The vintage music sheet was cut and distressed and slide under Santa's drum after cutting around the drum with my craft knife.
Love this vertical Merry Christmas and it worked so well for a separate layer on the brown background. The corrugated cardboard was white and I sprayed it to match the green colors which is hardly noticeable, but add some dimension!

Hope you are having a great start to the holiday season and thank you so much for stopping by!

28 comments:

Sharon said...

Very festive Terry!! I love the vintage images and colours! A great xmas card!

trace metcalfe said...

A great card and I love this Santa too xx hugs trace x

Kate said...

Love the very vintage feel to this card. This father Christmas certainly is fabulous and such a fun and different sentiment! Beautiful!
Kate

1CardCreator said...

Love this great card, and the vertical greeting is really cool, love all your inking as usual! ~Diane

butterfly said...

Love the Vintage Photo with the Peeled Paint - it gives the whole thing such a fabulous, earthy feel - lovely theme too, Terry!
Alison xx

Pam said...

Sweet Santa, and great colors too!

Netty said...

smashing vintage christmas card Terry, hugs Annette x

Michele said...

love love love this one Terry! makes me feel merry! happy rest of your weekend! xo

Brenda Brown said...

This is such a fabulous vintage card Terry, the masked image of Santa looks great with the trees in the background and the sentiment fits perfectly. A great design my friend.
hugs {brenda} x0x

Linda R said...

What a fabulous card my friend. I am loving the vintage Santa image.

Happy December..

Hugs~

Astrid Maclean said...

Stunning Terry, love your Christmas make! Love those vintage grungy colours and it suits the stamps you have used so well, a fab make!

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

What a gorgeous joho joho card...great Santa, lovely vintage

Buttons said...

Love the blended colours here Terry and your subtle effects really go to make this so special. One of those you could sit and take in for quite a while and still see something new. Great job, great theme. Jenny x

Meggymay said...

Gorgeous traditional card Terry, its a super Jolly Santa image.
Yvonne x

Shirley Chillman said...

Love the challenge theme TT. Your card looks amazing with those beautiful colour tones. Mr Santa certainly looks happy in his job.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x

Valerie-Jael said...

Gorgeous card, love the colours you have used, too. Valerie

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Fantastic festive card Terry! Love the jolly Santa and the vintage look - fabulous! xxxx

Martina2801 said...

So beautifully designed, dear Terry! I love the stamps and colors.

I wish you a wonderful first Advent :-)

Sandra said...

What a beauty! Love the green with brown combo and the stamps are stunning! Hugs, Sandra

Karin said...

beautiful christmas card, love it!
Groetjes Karin

Shelly Schmidt said...

I love this Santa image and really like the ,asked trees and the music you added. The colors are just fab as well! It's beginning to feel alot like Christmas.....!

Dots Dabbles said...

Oh Terry this is such a beautiful xmas card! I loooove it!!!!
Dot x

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

There is a lovely gentleness that exudes from this card - so beautiful.
Wishes
Lynne

Ira Huberts said...

Love your Santa creation Terry, such great colours, too. So sorry for having been MIA for such a long time, my neck is much better now, but only a couple of days ago I lost my MIL, hence the silence on my part. Hope you're doing good though. Take care, Ira x
Ira’s Crea Corner

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Such a wonderful card with great texture. Love your color scheme.

Claire said...

Gorgeous card Terry, that Santa is adorable, he really makes me smile Claire xx

Anita Houston said...

Love the green tints! That Santa is a jolly wonderful view too!

Mrs.B said...

Hi Terry, just catching up. This has a real vintage feel to it - wonderful colours to use with those images.
Have a great wek.
Avril xx

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