12.20.2012

Santa in White

Santa in White. That's what I'm calling this one. It sounds all 'art gallery' title-ish, so I'm totally going with it. Just sayin'. Actually, I just really love the way this gorgeous Stampendous! Forest Santa image looks embossed in white on the kraft background. HA!

Santa

I actually began this card by creating a mask of the Forest Santa on scrap paper and then I stamped the First Christmas stamp, with the mask in place, directly onto my kraft card base with Tsukineko's Momento Desert Sand ink. I LOVE the desert sand on the Neenah desert storm paper! The amazing Taylor did it once and I was hooked for life!

Santa (detail)

I embossed the Forest Santa with White Embossing powder by Stampendous! (Snow, if you are buying it under the Recollections label - same stuff - different name.) I love that stuff. I use it SO MUCH!!!!

I topped the card with just a bit of May Arts silk 1/8" ribbon. I love the luxury of the silk ribbons from May Arts! SO GORGEOUS!!!

AND...it just so happens that the Stampendous! Challenge this month is for CAS Christmas cards! Well...I bet several of you could come up with some GREAT submissions for THAT! Here's the linky if you've been inspired and would like to play along!



27 comments:

Lea said...

You rocked this Santa! Awesomely cute. No one can do CAS like you! Merry Christmas, Miss Jingle!

SmilynStef said...

The background stamping looks awesome ... love that Santa ... awesome card design.

~amy~ said...

The masking and the embossing ROCK!!!

jayne said...

Awesome card - love the masking!

retrorevival.biz said...

Such a pretty card:) Hope you're enjoying the Christmas season!

~Cindy

richardbreaks said...

DEF love the desert sandon desert sand thing. Great card!
Just entered the CAS challenge, looks like right after you!

Jessi Fogan said...

So simply beautiful! And the ribbon is the perfect little somethin'somethin' for an embellie :)

jordanbev5 said...

So lovely and sweet!

Mary Pat Siehl said...

this is beautiful!!

Karen B. said...

This is gorgeous, so classy!

Deb said...

wow, amazing card, fabulous embossing!

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!

Debxx

Annette said...

great masking and embossing...lovely card.

Miriam Prantner said...

Great CAS card! Love the Santa in white!

Melissa said...

So, so pretty! That Santa is awesome!

Janelle said...

Darling card! Love the subtly and splash of outline white.

Terry said...

White Santa has a great 3-D effect! Love the background you created for him! Merry Christmas!

Megan Aaron said...

love this!

Tammy said...

Gorgeous card! Love the white stamping on kraft. :)

Connie Mercer said...

classic design~love this!!

scrappymo! said...

Love the way you did the background stamping. It looks so nice. The Santa embossed with teh white powders looks great!

Jamie said...

This is beautiful!

mauiquilter said...

So subtle - so classy! Cannot wait to CASE it! You never cease to amaze me with your artistic skills!

Lalo said...

luuuuve!!!

Emily Keaton said...

Fabulous CAS Christmas card!!

Izzy Anderson said...

Oh, I do love this so. Really striking!

Juliana said...

Love! Love! Love! How you made a mask and stamped the background and then embossed the Santa in white!!! This is is striking!!!

gale said...

What a cool card! I love that Santa.

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