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Monday, January 5, 2015

2015 Christmas Card #1 and 2

Mynnette has started a new challenge blog, which is all about CASEing Christmas cards. I love sketch and CASE challenges, so I thought I'd give it a go. And it resulted in 2 cards - same design, different colors.

My New Year's resolution is to use what I already have in my stash - no shopping of new DPs (I'm addicted to DPs) for at least 3 months, use my existing rubber stamps and try my inks.
So that's what I did. I used papers from Kaisercraft, pearls and rhinestones from my stash and Tim Holtz rubber stamps. I masked Santa and used the script stamp for the background, heat embossed then inked with Stormy Sky and Aged Mahogny Distress inks.

This card is for these challenges:
1) CASE-ing Christmas - CASE #1
2) Completely Christmas - #44 - Anything Goes with a twist - New Years resolutions
3) Christmas Cards All Year 'Round - Anything Goes


scrAPpamondo said...

Beautiful both cards, Pia! I love expecially the first one, with more colours.Great idea to use a part of this stamp for the embossed background! Your resolution for the first three months is a difficult decision for a scrapper....almost heroic lol :-))
Every purchase I always say "for some time I don't buy anything anymore!".... but always misses me something of necessary.... :-(

Lau W said...

What a great resolution !!!
Superb card, a so nice stamp ! Elegant creations !

Chrissy said...

A fabulous Santa Pia and love the script background and elegant design..gorgeous. I lasted 3 days without buying something although is was only cardstock..oh! and flowers online..lots of them.


Jacee said...

Fabulous design Pia!
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Loz said...

Gorgeous cards and I LOVE the vintage Santa image Pia..Loz

Mervi said...

Great idea and fabulous cards.Can't make any New Year resolutions, but good luck to yours;-))m

Sue said...

These are gorgeous Pia, I love the image and such beautiful papers.
I like the sound of your New Years Resolution, I am trying something similar, I wonder how long I can last!
Sue xx

cotnob said...

These are brilliant Pia, the Santa image looks fabulous against the script background. One of my New Year's Resolutions is not to buy lots of new stash - only problem is Clearly Besotted is releasing a new collection tonight!

Wishcraft said...

They're fab Pia, love the Santa image and great design :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Laine said...

Such clever design and detail on both of these stunning creations.

Marina said...

I'm very fussy about Santa images - I hate him to look too mean or too comedic - this image to me is the real Father Christmas. I love the monochrome on one, the muted tones on the other - great cards. Good luck with your resolution.

Sue B said...

Happy New Year Pia!! I hope 2015 is a Happy, Healthy Year for you!
Oh Wow! these are gorgeous designs! I love the Santa image and amazing how it looks so different with each colour combo. Love the scrummy papers and the fab script background! :-)
Hope you have a good week!
Big hugs, Sue B xx

Judy V said...

Hi Pia! 2 beautiful cards! Love the script background! So glad you joined us at CASE-ing Christmas for our very 1st challenge! Hope to see you back again soon!

Mynn xx said...

These are both GORGEOUS, Pia! I LOVE that Santa stamp and I wish you well on your resolution! ;) I have a similar one and so I hope we stick with it! Thank you for joining us at CASE-ing Christmas! I hope you join us again soon! :) HUGS! :) Mynn xx

Danielle Vincent said...

Oh my gosh Pia...these are both gorgeous!! I am especially fond of the black and white one. I could make a resolution like that but am pretty certain I couldn't keep it. I'm a total DP hoarder too :o)

Desire Fourie said...

Pia these have such wonderful character xxx
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

scrappymo! said...

Wow!These are beauties!

I love that Santa...that is the face that i think of when I think of Santa!..... the script with the inking over the embossed script looks wonderful!

scrappymo! said...

Back again...Love your resolution. You can do it!
I am addicted to DP as well...that was mostly why i did my 100 card personal challenge. I was getting to the point that I was buying and hoarding DP...teehee

Asha said...

I have to say I am THRILLED to see you CASE along. Trust you to submit a classy card... I mean TWO classy card. Love them both and I feel like Santa looks! LOL. I've stopped buying DPs... would you believe I bought NONE last year. It is entirely possible... although I have been seriously tempted on many occasions! HAPPY NEW YEAR!
hugs, Asha
P.S. Thank you for joining our first CASE-ing Christmas challenge!

Monika Reeck said...

Stunning PIA....
your CASE ing is adorable
love both version the one with red is more for woman the other one for man
am I right
you made already christmas card hmm
i will follow you
tomorrow I start working again hope I still have time to join this caseing christmas challenge
hugs, Monika

Ellen said...

Hi Pia! Beautiful CASE! I just love that vintage Santa! Thank you so much for joining us at CASE-ing Christmas! Hope to see you again soon!

cohenna said...

Beautiful card. Thanks so much for playing along with us at CASE-ing Christmas :)

KraftyKoolKat said...

Both cards really lovely Pia. What a good girl you are starting them this early. So sorry sweetie I am playing catch up as I have had so much on this week.

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful cards love them both and the vintage image -my resolution is to use my stash before buying any more too -I have stacks of papers
Carol x

Donna Nuce said...

Great card and good for you using up your stash. I have the same problem. I love the teo different looks you got using the same stamps. Thanks for joining us at CASE-ing Christmas.

Anita said...

Love this Pia, thanks so much for playing along at CASE-ing Christmas. Hugs.

Rocky said...

I love them both and well done you for using up stash. Thank you for joining us at CASEing Christmas.