Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Santa is Coming


Have you ever found that certain piece of dsp in a paper pack that you liked but didn't quite know what to do with it? This card was made from one of those paper pads. I knew I liked the Santa image, but it was so large I couldn't figure out how to use it on a card. I decided to cut the Santa image out and use it for the focal point, and I was able to use another one of those paper designs for the background. I forget which paper pad this came from because the covers are long gone, but I like how it turned out. I added some hunter green card for the SNSS scalloped border and mat, while I added a touch of red for the banner - done with SU! stamps and a framelit die. The final touch was a candi dot along with some long retired SU! ribbon. In spite of the dsp throwing me a curve, this is one of my favorite cards I've made this year :)

I'm taking this one over to the Snippets Playground for weeks 156 & 157.

Santa will be on his way soon, so I hope you haven't been too naughty this year and you'll find lots of presents under your tree :)

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

Carol

14 comments:

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

What a smart idea, Carol! He is an awesome Santa!

Linda said...

Well done! Love the rich colors! tfs!!!

Jean said...

This is a lovely Santa image Carol and you have made it into a beautiful card,
Wishing a very Happy Christmas to you and yours,
Jean x

LeAnne said...

It's definitely one of my favorites! Love this Carol! Merry CHristmas to you & yours!

Donna Hanley said...

Carol, this is a great card. So great that I think I'm going to CASE it immediately before I forget (you know how my mind works these days). I'm not sure which list I'm on the Naughty or Nice, but I'm hoping for the Nice List. I'm sure you are on the Nice List and I wish you a wonderful holiday.

Desire Fourie said...

Ooh I absolutely love this vintage Christmas card Carol. The green and red is just lovely and I love the vibrant striped ribbon.
Hugs
Desíre
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

scrappymo! said...

What a gorgeous vintage looking Father Christmas! He is wonderful and looks great trimmed downto fit your card.

I know what you mean about liking something yet wondering i how to fit in on a card. Sometimes they are too large and your idea to trim it down is great...
Other times they seem too small and then need matted several times!

Great card Carol.

Merry Christmas!

scrAPpamondo said...

Wow Carol, what a super work!!! It's a great and gorgous vintage Christmas card, and your cutting have been fabulous!This Santa trimmed image is very beautiful, love the background and the banner with red dot!

Brenda said...

Oh my Carol, I love this Santa too, love the card! This must have been a beautiful paper stack. The papers you used on this card are just beautiful. Love the ribbon, it just goes so well with the card. I think I've been a good girl, I've tried anyway. lol Have a wonderful Christmas Carol! Hugs, Brenda

MaryH said...

Yes, I have lots of packs that I bought due to liking 'something' in it, then don't know how to use the large designs. I probably have this one, as it looks familiar. You scored big on this one, as the image is perfect on this card (and I'll be hunting to see if I do have it!). I really liked the striped border and you turned out a stunning snippet card! You rock! (don't think Mr. is kidney stones, as he didn't have pain. Still not just sure exactly what 'tis, but he was a little better today, thank goodness. Be a long ride home to have to stop every few minutes and sometimes no rest areas for many, many miles!) Hugs & TFS. Merry Christmas.

Di said...

Hi Carol! Fabulous card and I recognised the paper straight away. Went on a Miss Marple forage and it's from Bo Bunny's 'Father Christmas' paper pad!! :)

http://store.scrapbook.com/bo-12f913.html

Your lovely card arrived here - thank you so much!

Hugs and a Merry Christmas!

Di xx

JD/ Jill said...

I like the way this turned out too. Great image and nice layout. Hope your Christmas is very special.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Great card! I know this sounds weird but using but a part of an image never dawns on me. Great use of a patterned paper!!!!

nwilliams6 said...

Definitely some wonderful paper - the kind you treasure and don't want to waste. Awesome card. Hugz