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Saturday, May 7, 2011

Two Challenges

Hi

I have a quick post to share tonight. I should be making a card for my DT post tomorrow, but had a little play instead... oops!

So, I have been very slack in participating in Jingle Belles challenges, but their latest challenge is 'vintage' and I wanted to play. I hope this image is vintage enough as it is not a vintage card, in fact it is a very non traditional Christmas card :) I decided to combine it with the first challenge of CAS-ual Fridays, which is all about text. Very happy that there is a new CAS challenge blog!



I stamped the Santa image on newspaper, matted it on black card stock and applied glossy accents to the whole lot. I added the ribbon for a splash of colour.

Edited: Sorry I forgot to say what stamps I used. The santa image is from Victorine Originals and the sentiment is from Hero Arts - Celebrate The Season.

Thanks so much for all your lovely comments - they really make my day.

Jay Gee

31 comments:

Ange Kelly said...

This card looks awsome! and love all the techniques you have used on it too...especially glad I am not the only one still working on my DT card. Hahahaha! Cheers Ange

Jen W. said...

This is brilliant, Judith! It's the perfect vintage CAS card! I love the Santa image and the sentiment - where are they from? And the red ribbons are the perfect accent.
Thanks for your good wishes for Luis and I. I'm a very lucky girl. :)
Have a great weekend!

LeAnne said...

Love it!

Karen B. said...

Oh my goodness, I think this is one my favorite holiday cards I've seen this year! What a grand idea to stamp that image onto text! Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!

Brandi said...

Wow! This santa image is the best ever! I just love the vintage feel and can't help but have a smile on my face when I see this card! Perfect in every way!

SmilynStef said...

That vintage Santa is one of my favorite images ... and he looks so very cool on text ... thanks so much for going vintage with us at Jingle Belles.

lauren bergold said...

oh my gosh *YES*--that gorgeous stamp is DEFINITELY "vintage enough" for anyone, and i particularly ♥LOVE♥ how you've used it over a texty background! i love that you've made this card C&S as well; i tend to go even more collagey and maximal with a vintage vibe, but you've done the reverse and it is just BRILLIANT!!!!!!!!!!!! ♥!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Newspaper, now that's a great material for the text challenge... I had to look at this card more then once, great job.

Kryssi said...

love it, so simple and tunning! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Friday's Challenge!

Jenny said...

Love this Judith, such a different style for a christmas card too. beautiful stamp.
:)
Jenny x

Craftilicious said...

That's absolutely STUNNING - what a genius idea!!!
Craftilicious x

Karolyn at Paper Therapy said...

This is BRILLIANT! That Santa image is amazing, and stamped over the newsprint - STUNNING!! That pop of red ribbon is the perfect finishing touch!! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays! I look forward to seeing MORE of your beautiful work!!

Missouri's Lilac said...

This card is fabulous!!
AJ

Alle mooie dingen said...

i love your santa.. this is just great!
thanks for sharing
greetings
Anita
http://alle-mooie-dingen.blogspot.com/

Michele Gross said...

Love it! So cool!! So happy you played with us at CAS-ual Fridays!!

jestar said...

great card! i love the image of santa against the text background - so effective. now you've got me thinking of christmas...:)

Laura Davis said...

This is such a cool card!!
Thanks for playing at CAS!
Laura

lostinpaper said...

I am always a sucker for CAS... and this is absolutely fabulous!! Love your vintage twist on the challenge.

Laurie said...

OH I love this Judith! Santas face looks so cool with that text in the background! Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!

~amy~ said...

absolutely wonderful!!!!!

Julie Ranae said...

Wonderful to have you with us in the Break Room at CAS-ual Fridays! This is a great interpretation of our challenge using text...very creative!

Jaclyn Miller said...

Great unique take on this week's challenge. So glad that you played along with the first ever CAS-ual Fridays challenge!

~Tammy~ said...

This is way cool dear!

Dana said...

Oh my goodness, pure genius to use newsprint! I love that look and am so glad you joined us for CAS-ual Fridays! I hope we get the privilege of your company each week, so I can be inspired!

Debgem said...

I think it's a perfect vintage Christmas card. Love Santa's face on the newsprint and such a bold sentiment! Fab!

Lisa said...

very original - nice!

leslie (crookedstamper) said...

Love it! I always forget I can stamp on patterned paper!

kasia c. said...

This is SO cool! I absoluetly LOVE that image of Santa on the text. WOW! That pop of red from the ribbons is just perfect.
I hope you are having a great week!
{hugs}

p.s thanks for the sweet comments you have left me. :)

Lisa - papergrace said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS!!!!!!!! Wow! Totally beautiful card. Love the stamp and I love that you kept it CAS. WOW! WOW! WOW!!

Jane said...

perfect!

Lorraine said...

Cool way to superimpose that Santa on the newsprint. Love it.