Monday, 3 December 2012

"Dear Santa"

The countdown until Christmas is down to three weeks and I still haven't done very much "X-massy" yet (except having bought almost all the presents). This is actually the first card for Christmas I made. But I am not much of a card maker anyway. (I am working on some pendants for the tree instead...will show you, when I am done).

The challenges from Sugar Creek Hollow and Our Creative Corner want to see some "Distressing" and "Santa Claus is Coming!" - which finally got me on the track. I needed a card for my son's awesome teachers anyway, whom I have and want to thank so much for carefully guiding him out of a state, where he thought of himself as a useless and dumb pupil (due to the teacher he had before and in a different school).

So here's what I made for them:



The paper for the background is from makingmemories "Noel" paper pack and already had that lovely die cut brown edge!!! (Which is, why I also enter Fashionable Stamping Challenges' "To Die For" challenge with this project).

I cut three panels and distressed their edges with the Tim Holtz paper distressing tool.
The first is cut from red cardboard, which I stamped with a Christmas script image in "iced spruce" to add some texture and also sprinkled with some dashes of Mr. Huey's "opaque white" and "inky black". The edges were blended with "walnut stain" Distress ink .

The second panel is a bit smaller and from the Maja Design stash "It's Christmas time". I stamped some holly twig images onto it and blended the edges with "festive berries" and "walnut stain" .
The third panel is the smallest and simple white cardboard, which I blended with "iced spruce" and stamped with the Oxford Impressions' holly twig image in the same colour.

The berries got some treatment with Stickles "Xmas red" to add some sparkle too. For a finish of these I flicked some drops of water onto that panel too, to get a worn look.



The sentiments, Santa, the Galop-plaque and the price tag (all from Oxford Impressions) were stamped with "walnut stain", cut out, distressed and blended with the same inks to match the cards design. Some of them I glued onto the card using foam sticky pads to add some depth, the others were layered and embellished with ribbons.



I wonder, whose wish list Santa is reading... ;)

Thank you all for stopping by again and being such true followers and friends!!!

I also enter Simon Says Stamp's "Anything Goes" challenge with this card.

Hugs,
die amelie xx

26 comments:

  1. This is gorgeously nostalgic. I have been using those stamps, he is one of my favourite Santa images.
    Beautiful shabby colours.
    Thank you for sharing with us at FSC this fortnight.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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    1. Thank you very much, Lynne,

      for your visit and the lovely laud! Love that special Santa image too! :)

      Hugs,
      Claudia x

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  2. eine ganz besonders schönen Karte für den Lehrer!

    und ich bin schon sehr gesapnnt auf Deine Christbaumstückchen!

    liebe Grüße und einen schönen Advent!

    Susi

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    1. Liebe Susi,

      ich hoffe, du genießt den Advent auch schon ein wenig! (Die ersten Kekse sind gebacken, Kinderpunsch auch schon zum ersten Mal diese Saison getestet... ;)

      Danke für den lieben Besuch!

      Herzliche Grüße,
      Claudia x

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  3. Delicious distressing for a wonderful vintage look card - you may not do it often, but you do it so well!!
    Alison xx

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    1. Thank you so much, Alison! :))

      Wishes,
      Claudia xx

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  4. Lovely card, you should make more!! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

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    1. Thank you, Sandee,

      for your laud and the visit! :))

      xx

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  5. A wonderful card, love the image and gorgeous colours you used. Thank you for sharing it with us at FSC this time.
    Yvonne

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    1. Thank you very much for your lovely visit, Yvonne! :))
      xx

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  6. Beautiful card Claudia. Wonderfully nostalgic and love the shabby colours and distressing. Nicola x

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    1. So glad you like it, Nicola! :)

      Thanks for the wonderful laud!
      Claudia x

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  7. very pretty! I love all the layers & your Santa is superb :-) Thanks for joining us at Our Creative Corner!

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    1. Thank you for the challenge and your visit, Paula! :)

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  8. Fabulous vintage card.

    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps Challenge.
    luv
    Debby

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    1. Glad you like it, Debby!

      Thank you for stopping by! :)
      x

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  9. What an absolutely beautiful project and a fabulous take on our challenge. Your santa is so adorable and I love the vintage feel to your card. Thank you for playing along with us at Our Creative Corner.

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    1. Thank you for stopping by and for the lovely laud, Kim! :))

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  10. Absolutely Stunning. Enjoy your Day. Hugs from Scotland. Rita xx

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    1. Thank you, Rita! You too! Wishes, Claudia x

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  11. This is such a beautiful vintage card, Die Amelie. Love, love the color combination, lace and the distressing. Thanks for sharing with us at Sugar Creek Hollow this week.
    Hugs,
    Amelia (DT Sugar Creek Hollow)


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    1. Thank you for the lovely challenge, the wonderful laud and your visit, Amelia!

      Hugs,
      die amelie x

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  12. Beautiful card, love the distressing and the images you've used. Thanks for joining us at FSC. Sue C x

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  13. Ein wunderschönes Werk in tollen Farben. Klasse, wie du die OI Motive eingesetzt hast. Vielen Dank für deine Teilnahme bei FSC.

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  14. Wow...this is such an elegant creation. Love the beautiful image and fabulous patterned paper you used. Thank you so much for joining us at Our Creative Corner this week.. :)

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  15. Such a beautiful vintage style creation. Thanks for joining in with our FSC to die for challenge.
    Fliss x

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