Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Father Christmas - Christmas at Sweet Stampin'


It's time for a new challenge at Christmas at Sweet Stampin' and the theme for this month is 'Father Christmas'. I used a Flourishes stamp called Santa I Believe which I've had for a long, long time and it's one of my go-to images for Santa.  To be honest with you, I could not find it with a Google search so I'm not sure the company is even in business anymore.
This has to be one of the quickest cards I've ever made.  I had forgotten the challenge was due so it was rush, rush ad for a change, everything fell into place and there wasn't a 'do-over' of anything.  I added some tints of colour with Copics, some gold embossing and that's it.  I don't know why the reds on this card seem so bright and stand out like they do... as I look at it, it seems to be a duller, more vintage red but I guess we all perk up a bit under good light, huh?
This month, we are sponsored by Flat Friends who is generously giving a prize of two digis to the lucky winner.
http://flatfriendschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/

Be sure to head on over to the challenge blog to see what the rest of the gals on the team have created and here's a great chance to get a head start on your holiday cards for this year.  The only requirement to enter the challenge is to follow the theme.
Thanks for stopping by!
Supplies:
Stamp & Sentiment - Flourishes Father Christmas
Dies - Memory Box Blooming Poinsettia
Misc - Gold embossing powder

9 comments:

Debra Kenworthy said...

Simply lovely! What a gorgeous Santa stamp, he has such a lovely face. You were so right to keep it simple with just the poinsettia as your embellishment. Debra x

Maxine D said...

What a fabulous card Marilyn, and a magnificent stamp!!
Blessings
Maxine

aussie aNNie said...

This is gorgeous, lovely colours and colouring.xx
{ aNNie}

Sandy said...

Hey Sugar - wonderful card and your Santa image is the best!!
sandy xx

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card, love that santa.
Lorraine x

jimlynn said...

It may have been quick, but it's wonderful! Love the image and that background paper. A wonderful card for Christmas.
Lynn

Charmaine Stack said...

What a great card for the theme! Your Copic tinting is perfect!

Shelly Schmidt said...

The image is so cool- I do not think I have seen it before- it makes for a very very cool card!!!

Nancy said...

Oh, my! He's gorgeous! I've not seen this one before but you've done great things with it! :o)