Thursday, October 11, 2012

Santa and Black-eyed Susan

I made this card for the MFP Speedy Fox and Friends Challenge #128 to follow a recipe of 1 ribbon, 2 embossing folders, and 3 die cuts or punches. I'm using the beautiful MFP Black-eyed Susan image that I won recently just by playing along with this challenge :) It's such a beautiful flower isn't it? I cut it with a SB labels 22 and colored it with Copics, adding some black stickles to the center for a little sparkle. The flowers underneath are SB dies too, but I didn't label them and can't find them online to give them a name. I believe they were called poinsettias before the layered poinsettia set was released. {If anyone knows, feel free to leave a comment and I'll edit the post.} I added some tiny tags with the birthday wishes sentiment. The papers are from Echo Park and were embossed with 2 different ef's from the CB decorative tiles set.

This card is for the Merry Monday 36 sketch to create a Christmas card. I pulled out a long-overlooked Tim Holtz Components stamp that I haven't used in ages. I colored it with markers and stamped it, adding some liquid applique to Santa's hat, and a little blue color to his eyes with a Copic marker. The dsp is from BoBunny's father time, and I love how all the vintage Santa images mirror the image. I matted with chocolate chip and cherry cobbler red, and added a christmas stocking brad to the circle, doing the bottle cap diecut with my Quickutz.


That's going to do it for me today and thank you to all of you who take time to stop by and say "hello!" Make it a great day!

Carol

12 comments:

jimlynn said...

Two more wonderful cards! Love the black eyed Susan......I haven't even gotten mine out of the package yet!
Love the embossing on this.
Cute little Santa card too!
Lynn

Debbie Moran said...

Beautiful cards. Love the coloring. Thanks for playing along with us here at Speedy Fox and Friends challenge, we hope to see you again next week. Make sure to check out our other challenges SpeedyTV for more fun and chances to win with Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co.

Angie said...

Gorgeous cards!!! You did a wonderful job coloring the Black-eyed-Susan!!! Pretty how you used the opposite flower die cuts on the DP panels! Love the look! Thanks for joining us this week at Speedy Fox & Friends!

Notes by Nina said...

Very pretty cards Carol, you have a wonderful blend of papers and colours. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday this week.

Theresa said...

Beautiful coloring of the flower. Love the DP that you used and the great embossing. Thanks for using our recipe this week at Speedy Fox and Friends.

Pat Garvin said...

Great papers and design. Another use for flower die cuts. Awesome. Thanks for joining Speedy Fox and Friends.

JD said...

Great cards, Carol...

Lesley said...

Wonderful dimension on the Santa Carol! Love the pretty background stamping too and the festive paper.

Benzi said...

I love the black-eyed Susans and have made quite a few cards with it myself. :-) Your tile embossing folder is super.
Wonderful card with Santa. I colored a big Santa head last night and threw it in the garbage...Ugh! Needless to say, I didn't do a very good job..glad things went better with yours. Great cards!

Donna Hanley said...

Sorry I'm late commenting, Carol. I was out all day yesterday. Two winners here. Love, Love, Love that Santa. Both you and Lynn did Santa's. Are you two competing to see who is nice for Santa? I really like that brad inside the circle. Your black eyed Susan card is just lovely with the two background flowers placed opposite the paper colors. Your little bow and tags are adorable. Enjoy your day. I'm having one of the streaks where I'm not getting much done in the craft room. We'll talk soon.

Bonnie said...

This is a beautiful vintage Santa card, Carol! I love the liquid applique on his hat! Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday!

Carrie Gaskin said...

Very cute card, what an adorable stocking detail! thanks for playing at Merry Monday this week.