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Monday, March 7, 2016

Monochromatic Card with Vintage Santa

I haven't made as many Christmas cards as usual this time of year. But here's one more, featuring a vintage Santa that I made using a Tim Holtz stamp.

I used brown ink and cut the image with an oval Spellbinders die. I used a rectangle frame die, also from Spellbinders, and placed it onto a distressed panel of off white paper.

I've used one single 6*6 sheet of Maja Design paper, both back and front, distressed the edges and added a narrow lace border.

The snowflakes are die cut (I used two die cuts for each snowflake) and decorated with pearls. I also added one single layer one from a stamped musicla notes paper, it's in the upper right corner but it's hard to spot.

The sentiment is in Norwegian, I cut it from white fun foam that I inked using old paper DI.

This card is for these challenges:
52 Christmas Card Throwdown - March Sketch
Winter Wonderland - Use Some Lace
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas - Vintage or anything goes
Ett Trykk - Trykkpressa mars - Monokromatisk kort


*Vicki* said...

Wow! That Vintage Santa is really stunning Pia!! I love your monochromatic color and wonderful texture with the snow!! HUGS

Chrissy said...

Stunning the mono colours and gorgeous stamp..a fabulous design too..


Monika Reeck said...

woooww vintage Santa
coooooll I never seen this
and this is really you
Black and white and adorable sentiment too...
wooow you cut the sentiment from White foam coool I never did that
it looks so thick cool Pia I love it
again I always love your black and white card my friend

Diane said...

Oh Pia, your Santa face is so fabulous, love the brown ink it gives the design a nice vintage effect.

Hugs Diane

scrappymo! said...

Stunning vintage Santa card! I love the way you layered the image with that great circular die.

cotnob said...

A fabulous Christmas card Pia, such a wonderful vintage image.

scrAPpamondo said...

I think that make a monochromatic card is a very difficult thing, but you have made it so well! This card have a gorgous vintage look and in my opinion it seems perfect for a male. I zoomed it and I seen a lot of details! The snowflake with the scrap of musical paper is very pretty and love the distressed edges and the pretty lace!

Wendy McCarthy said...

A very beautiful vintage Christmas card Pia! Love the sepia tones and all your fabulous details such as the snowflakes and lace, lovely! Xx

Brenda's Card Corner said...

Stunning Pia! Love the vintage Santa and the monochromatic theme!


Asha said...

Super classy card. Pia. The vintage theme compliments the monochrome scheme. Love it!
x Asha

Mimi said...

This is gorgeous and Victorian! Love your color choices. Pearls = perfect accent.

Anonymous said...

Wow this is stunning Pia! I love the image and pretty snowflakes and the sentiment looks fantastic too!

Laine said...

Fabulous and frosty feel Pia.

Michelle said...

A wonderful vintage Christmas card Pia. Love this monochrome colour scheme that you have created. You mentioned on my blog post (thanks for your lovely comment by the way), that you struggle with colouring black. I use Promarkers Cool Grey 5 and Cool Grey 5 for creating my black:) Michelle x

meg said...

Wonderful vintage design Pia the brown is much softer than a black would have been, lovely card

Imke said...

LOVE it, Pia ! Amazing vintage Card !

Imke~ My Crafty Place

Regina said...

Pia, I love the Vintage look! Fabulous!

Tammy said...

Beautiful Christmas card Pia and what a fabulous vintage Santa, awesome monochromatic colors!
Tammy x

Kajcyika said...

This is really lovely take on the sketch! Love it! :)
Thanks for sharing it at 52CCT :) Kaja

Migdalia said...

Absolutely Stunning!!!
Have a blessed day,
Crafting With Creative M

Cathrine Sandvik said...

Jeg blir helt imponert over at du lager julekort i mars! Dette er nydelig. Likte spesielt godt den snøkrystallen du har stemplet noter på. Lekkert!

Tusen takk for at du er med på marsutfordringen til Ett Trykk/ Trykkpressa! Lykke til fra Cathrine -DT

Julie said...

This vintage Santa is wonderful! Great job with the sketch.
Thanks for joining us at 52 CCT
Julie T

fabiola jaques said...

magnifique Pia, le tampon est superbe et l'ensemble est très original et réussi, merci de jouer avec nous chez 52CCT, biz

chrissy xx said...

A FABulous design.. I LOve your stamp and colours Pia.
Another Christmas card to your stash.

Loz said...

I LOVE this Pia.. It is so beautiful and vintage looking..Loz

Pat K said...

Wow Pia..this is stunning. I have this stamp but never thought of making a mono card with it...I LOVE what you've created. Thanks for playing along with us at Winter Wonderland. Pat K x

KT Fit Kitty said...

I've definitely fallen behind with my Christmas cards this month. You're doing great! I like the monochrome look on this one, very vintage looking. The sentiment die-cut is gorgeous!

Mervi said...

Fabulous monocromatic vintage santa card. I totally not in a mood for Christmas cards, I know I should, lol;-))m

Kim Heggins said...

Gorgeous card.....just love your sweet vintage Santa, just amazing!

Alison C said...

I love this image and the whole feel of your card. Beautiful.

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful monochrome card and fabulous Vintage Santa image
Carol x

Marjeta said...

Fantastic card.


cosie said...

Oh. Love the way you used this stamp. It is perfect in this monochromatic colour scheme. Great Christmas card for some-one special.