Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Christmas in July


Hello and happy Tuesday! This week the Tuesday Morning Sketch challenge #411 is celebrating Christmas in July along with our weekly sketch challenge.


This week the sketch was designed by our own Debbie Foster and it's an easy one too. Just make a Christmas card using this sketch and enter to win some great prizes!

I flipped the sketch to make a regular side-fold A2 card, using a Santa image by Stampendous. I stamped the image with vintage photo distress ink, and then added some cheek color with chalk and a q-tip and made his eyes blue with a marker. The matted layers used were Cherry Cobbler and Kraft, and the ribbon is by SU! The vanilla background was embossed with a Sizzix Snow Globe ef and the sentiment is from Northwoods.

Be sure to follow the rules, sketch, and theme each week as there are weekly prizes plus a grand prize that will be given away to someone who has participated in each weekly challenge during our anniversary month. Please make sure to link to your card entry, and not just to your blog.

Check out my team member blogs for some great inspiration to get those creative juices flowing, and leave them a little love while you visit :)








I'm going to share my card with Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge #341 


Have fun creating and we'll be around to visit real soon! Good luck everyone!

Have yourself a fantastic day!

Carol

23 comments:

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

This is a vintage Santa, that has such appeal! You used it perfectly, and I love that he is not in black.

Heidi Stamps said...

Great card, I love that sweet Santa image and the great embossed background. I already am doing Christmas cards this month, so I plan to play along with this challenge too!

Jenée said...

I love that Santa stamp and what you have done with this card. The embossed background is lovely, and I like the burgundy red ribbon. It goes so well with the vintage look of the Santa stamp. Beautiful card!

Wendy said...

So pretty, Carol!! Love, love, love this card! That Santa image is amazing and I so love your embossed background! Can't wait to try out this sketch, hopefully today! TFS and I hope your staying cool. Gonna be another "blah" type of day! Hugs~

Liz said...

Just love everything about this card, beautiful image, super embossed background and great design. What a gorgeous card! xx

Irish Cherokee said...

Perfect! Love the Santa face. Never too early for Christmas spirit.

Hugs,
Jim

Wanda said...

I love your card Carol! The Santa is perfect with the chalk coloring. Great colors and background embossing.

cotnob said...

A gorgeous card Carol, a super Santa and lovely embossed background.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

JoAnn said...

Beautiful vintage Christmas card. Love how you added the color to Santa.
Thanks for leaving your lovely comment on my blog.

Jean said...

I absolutely love this Santa stamp Carol, and the the fabulous embossing is great too. a beautiful card.
Jean x

Daffodil Cards said...

A Beautiful and stylish Christmas card, love that ef too.
Faith
x

Hazel said...

One of my favourite Christmas stamps. Thanks for entering both of my CHNC challenges with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon. x

Darnell said...

You can never go wrong using that classical Santa, but what really stands out to me is that awesome holly e/f! You are ALWAYS enabling me with your gorgeous cards, Carol!! Hugs, Darnell

aussie aNNie said...

Loving super santa in vintage Carol, just gorgeous.xx [aNNie]

Janice M said...

I have been so tempted to buy this stamp! I've stamped some images from a friends stamp to play with for now. Welcome to the team! So glad to have you.

SARN said...

GREAT card layout from the sketch and I just adore that Santa image.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Shelia said...

beautiful card. Love the embossing on this - so crisp!

*Vicki* said...

I have always loved this image!! Wonderful take on the sketch and I really love your textured background here! HUGS :)

Debbie said...

So pretty!! I love the simple red/white combo and that embossed BG!!!

Barb said...

He's one of my favourite Santa stamps. A very lovely card Carol. Barbxx

JD/ Jill said...

That's a really neat image...great job with the card and sketch!

Melissa Craig said...

Gorgeous card Carol. The embossing is perfect - makes it feel like it's snowing in the background and I love the vintage Santa images.

scrAPpamondo said...

Amazing embossing, just perfect to make the Santa stamp pops!! Great design, it's a very elegant and beautiful card!