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Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Casing Sweet Miss Daisy


This Jolly little fellow was created for the Featured Stamper Challenge on Splitcoast Stampers. This week, one of my Favourite Card Artists and fellow Design Team Member for Hanna Stamps, Anna Wight was the Featured Stamper. It was quite a feat choosing from her all of her delightful creations, but I settled on THIS CARD. I loved the way she made this Santa look so vintage and hoped to create a similar effect on my Card. If you have never visited her blog, check my Sidebar for her Blog Link and Go there!!!!!! She happens to be an amazing Photographer as well. Her Blog and Splitcoast Gallery are definitely divine for the eye!!!!

I am totally in love with this Christmas paper from Imaginisce. I have made several cards with it now and am coming close to depleting my stock pile (unfortunately for once in my life, I was frugal and only purchased one sheet of each!). The card base and matting is SU'S! Always Artichoke. Isn't this Santa the cutest??? He can be purchased in the SU! Holiday Mini, which is available until November 30th. I stamped Santa with Black Stayzon onto watercolour paper and coloured the image with Aquapainters and SU! Markers. A little Button with Linen Thread, Hardware and printed twill completes the folk art feel of the card. His little "star Garland" was created with fine gauge wire and little star confetti that I picked up somewhere. I find the best way to roll ribbon is to remove the nub off of one end of a Q-tip. Then wrap the wire tightly around the post until you achieve the length that you desire. The wire then slips off easily to be used as a cute embellishment. I supposed that a fine knitting needle or crochet hook would work for this as well.

8 comments:

  1. Vicki,
    I think you are THE queen of water coloring! I LOVE how your santa turned out. Great card!
    Claudia

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  2. so adorable! love the vintage santa! awesome job!

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  3. Amazing coloring job on Santa! Fab card! Deb

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  4. This is just too stinkin' cute....what a great job you did....now I want this set, too!

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  5. OMG Vicki,
    LOVE this card. I am so glad I got this set, isn't it fun?

    Jennifer :)

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  6. Your version is just brilliant!! Totally amazing....

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  7. how funny that this was a suggested post for me today, on your IO valentine post! :) Haa!! Talk about a blast from the past! :)

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