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.

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!
Stamp & Sentiment - Flourishes Father Christmas
Dies - Memory Box Blooming Poinsettia
Misc - Gold embossing powder


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!!

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.

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)