Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Two Christmas Cards for Rudolph Day


I love playing along with the Rudolph challenge which comes around on the 25th of the month, and all you have to do is make 2 Christmas cards. This time, I've used a Tim Holtz image that was stamped &  clear-embossed on glossy cardstock, sponged with light green and pink inks, then matted with green and red. The sentiment is from a border piece of dsp, and the ribbon is from SU!. The little die-cut branch I added to Santa's hat was done with a Marianne die, and I added some red gems from Pizzazz Aplenty. The dsp I used on both cards is from Authentique.


Here's the 2nd version, done with different dsp and a red based sentiment. The sponged colors were a bit lighter too - I think my inkpads need some re-inking :)

Thanks for stopping by and I wish you a wonderful Wednesday!

Carol

19 comments:

Benzi said...

Carol, that Santa is awesome and you've made two beautiful cards. I don't think I've made one Christmas card yet. I usually get started around August, though.

My Blogger reading list is back...yea! If yours isn't working yet, probably will be very soon.
YEA again! It was hard without it.

LeAnne said...

Love these....that Santa image is fabulous!

JD/ Jill said...

Carol, these are both really neat! Reminding me to get back to making my Christmas cards again.

Just like Benzi said in a post above. "YEA! My blogger reading list is back! Hopefully, by now, yours is too.

SARN said...

Hi Carol . . . 2 super Santa cards here.

Thanks for playing along in my little ole challenge.

My blog reader is now working correctly again. Hope yours is back soon.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

These Santa cards are fantastic! Nice job, Carol. That little die is awesome.

Donna Hanley said...

Nice to see such pretty Christmas cards on what is promised to be a very hot day for us here in southeastern Ma. I love that image and you brought it right out with the leaves and berries. That wide ribbon is stunning for this card. Blogger started to work for me this morning, but I don't know if it will last. Good luck with yours.

Joanne Travis said...

Love the vintage Santa image! Beautiful cards, Carol.

Irish Cherokee said...

Love the Santa images Carol. The one you used is great. Perfect cards to showcase the image.

Do you have your Reader list back yet? Mine came back this morning, finally.

jimlynn said...

Well, Merry Christmas!!! Love that image and the little sprig of holly and berries on his hat is such a cute idea. Great patterned paper too!
Lynn

Jean Straw said...

Two lovely cards I love that Santa stamp and the swirly holly paper you used on the first one is gorgeous.
Jean x

Brenda said...

These are great Christmas cards Carol! I love that image and those backgrounds are beautiful! Hugs, Brenda

MaryH said...

Yikes, I've been saving my last month's Rudolph cards (that didn't get posted) and nearly forgot today was THE day! Thx for the reminder!! I remember this TH stamp. It's one of his best and I love the way you've inked and sponged it - so pretty. The touch of green holly on Santy's hat really livens him up. Of course I love the background papers too. The different bkgrnd paper on #2 makes it look much different. TFS & Hugs too.

Diane Jaquay said...

Love the vintage feel of these cards, beautiful!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Loving these, Carol, and planning to bookmark this post!! I really love the plaid bg. It looks like you've taken cozy flannel pj fabric and wrapped it around your classic Santa card!! Hugs, Darnell

LesleyG said...

LOve the TH stamp and how you've used it...very classy cards indeed! xxx

nwilliams6 said...

What a great card Carol! I love that image - so vintage and artsy - and your card has so many great details! Fun stuff. I have some of that ribbon and I was thinking the other day that I need to figure out a way to use it since I haven't in probably 3-4 years. Thanks for the inspiration! Hugz!

Marji Franklin said...

Very cool card

Princess Judy Palmer said...

OMG! I totally forgot about Rudolph day this month! I totally forgot it was the end of the month.... which is sill because I made 4th of July cards which would imply the 4th day of the month which is near the beginning of a month and just before the beginning of a month is the end of one! Holy cow! I love your cards! The ornate fancy Santas with the touch of punched holy is awesome!

scrappymo! said...

That inky bit on your first card is so nice...and the second one looks great with his added holly!
Two great cards.