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Saturday, July 26, 2014

Vintage Santa

For this card I've used my new and favorite Santa stamp from Tim Holtz. I stamped and heat embossed onto vellum and attached the image to a panel of kraft, machine stitching with gold thread around the edges.

I made the background using two DPs, I stamped the plainer one with a sentiment stamp that came with the same set as Santa, and I tore pieces of a DP that came free with a magazine and inked the edges with Walnut DI. Then I attached this panel onto a striped DP from Maja Design.

I used a die for the Christmas sentiment in Norwegian, a Martha Stewart punch for the greeneries and 2 chipboard buttons.


This card is for these challenges:
1) 52 Christmas Card Throwdown - Blog Hop + Recipe
2) Die Cuttin' Divas - #175 Christmas In July
3) Papertake Weekly - It's A Jolly Holiday
4) Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes/ Buttons
5) Craft Your Passion - Christmas in July 

40 comments:

Danielle Vincent said...

Fantastic Pia! Look at you rockin' the pink tones again :o) I can see why this Santa is one of your favorites. He looks a tad mischievious :o) Thanks so much for joining us again at 52CCT for Christmas in July! Hugs D

Avril Ann said...

One of my favourite Santa images, Pia, brilliant card hun, hugs xxx

Jackie said...

Gorgeous card Pia! Love the vintage stamp you used as well as the color scheme....so very pretty!!!!

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Sari said...

Gorgeous Santa image and beautiful papers, Thank you for joining Artistic Inspirations, good luck.

crafty-stamper said...

Great CAS cHristmas card and love the vintage Santa image
Carol x

Desire Fourie said...

A gorgeous Christmas design with a lovely old world feel.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Laine said...

This is fabulous Pia. So many layers of stunning detail. I love that Santa stamp.
Laine
xx

chrissy xx said...

I LOve your stamp Pia..
FABulous colours and design..Your gold thread and embellishments are so pretty.
Chrissyxx

cotnob said...

A fabulous vintage Christmas card Pia, I love your traditional Santa image and brilliant stitched details.
Pauline
x

Chrissy said...

A stunning vintage Christmas card Pia..love the torn papers and stitching such a beautiful design and different colours...gorgeous.
Must go buy some vellum...I need vellum..

luv CHRISYxx

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Pia, such a wonderful Santa image. I love the papers, fabulous layout and beautiful detailing too.
Sue xx

Marina said...

Machine stitching in gold???!! You're trying to make the rest of us look like amateurs! Beautiful, Pia. You are so good at the little details that make a card special.

crafty-stamper said...

Hi just popping back to say-thank you for joining us at Artistic Inspirations
Carol DT x

scrappymo! said...

Love your gold stitching on this beautiful card. That is a fabulous Santa image...it has an Old Wworld feel to it!
Love your design and colours...a wonderful card.

Hope you are coping with the heat. Glad you had that little rainshower to help with the heatwave. Over 30 is hard to deal with and especially if it is muggy and humid. I thought of something that might help. We used to have a little garden mister. It is a sort of spiral piping that attaches to a garden hose. It stands about 3 meters high and has a mister at the top of it. The mist settles over everything and cools it down a little. I think ours finally broke, but it helped in the high heat. I would set it just a bit away from the garden chars and the mist was refreshing.

Mynn xx said...

This is SO pretty! LOVE all the texture and the metallic stitching! Fabulous! Thanks for joining us at 52CCT! :) HUGS! Mynn xx

aussie aNNie said...

Pia love this colour combo, red and black always looks striking no matter what image is used...fab DP combined like that and you little dies...xxx
♥aNNieThe Journey is the Start

Donna Nuce said...

I love vintage Christmas cards and this one is gorgeous! I love how you stitched around all the pieces. Have a great day.

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

No wonder he's a fav , gorgeous vintage santa , fabulous card design . janex

Loz said...

Beautiful card and the image is Fabulous Pia..loz

Shirley-Anne Barber said...

Hello Pia .What a beautiful vintage image of Santa and a stunning card .
you were chosen for my give away card thank you for your comment .Please email me shirlb1@bigpond.com with snail mail address and I will post off soon .

hugs Shirley-Anne

Darnell J Knauss said...

This is a priceless classic Christmas card, Pia! Adorable!! I've had such a lovely Sunday morning scroll through the posts I've missed and it was a "2-cup" visit because you are so creative and productive! Your pop-up card is just divine! Awesome job for your first one!! Hugs, Darnell

Lisa S. said...

I love this stamp and how you used it on your vintage Christmas card Pia!

KraftyKoolKat said...

This so gorgeous Pia. Love your beautiful layout and this stamp is awesome.
Hugs
Cathy
Xxx

Creative M said...

Fabulous card! AWESOME job!!
Would love for you to join us at Craftin Desert Divas Linky Party.
Have a wonderful day,
Migdalia
*Crafting With Creative M*

Donna said...

Beautiful card Pia, cute stamp, great colors and embellishments!

Helena (Gvendalen) said...

Gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion Challenges. hugs, Helena

craftybunny said...

Fantastic card.Just love the papers and embellishments.Your stitching is beautifully done too.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week.
Lisa x

Mrs.B said...

This is a lovely card Pia, I love the image, and those DPs give a great vintage feel.
Avril xx

Wishcraft said...

Fab Santa stamp and a lovely card :o) Hugs, Lisa x

downrightcrafty said...

this is gorgeous love the colour and the image so vintage
hugs Kate xx

Jessica Wilson said...

WOW!!! Absolutely STUNNING!!! Great job!!!!

Thanks for joining us at Die Cuttin' Divas!

Jessica-DT Member
www.craftinandstampin.blogspot.com

sandie said...

This vintage Santa looks great embossed and he looks so cuddly!! The mix of colours is just right for the vintage look x

Ruth M said...

Hi Pia, another fabulous card with that wonderful vintage Santa stamp! I love the colours and the two papers, the torn edges really add a charming vintage feel!

Thanks so much for sharing such beautiful cards with us at 52 {C}CT during our blog hop! Ruth x

Tammy said...

WOW gorgeous Christmas card Pia! I love that Vintage Santa image and your beautiful colors, fabulous gold stitching too!
Tammy x

Deborah Frings said...

What a wonderful vintage Santa! Love the papers, the stitched detail and the super die cut sentiment. Thanks so much for playing along with our 52CCT Christmas in July blog hop!

Louise van Vuren said...

What a fabulous result from following the card recipe. Love your vintage Santa and the buttons are a perfect match. Hope you enjoyed the blog hop and good luck in the prize draw
Louise xx

Wildfire said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion! :)

Petya DT

Kim Heggins said...

This is one gorgeous and jolly Santa! I love it and how you paired with the rose color, so classy and just perfect for Christmas.

Asha said...

You've got a winner with this card, Pia! As if you didn't know it already! Great mix of colours and the embellishments are elegant. Congrats, my friend!
xxx Asha