Friday, October 28, 2011

Old Fashioned Santa Easel Card

It was so hard to get a good picture of this.  I used glitter on the snowflakes and snow on the image in places.  The image, Checking His List by Stamps Happen, Inc., was stamped twice with StazOn Timber Brown .on Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80lb. cardstock.  The image was painted with Twinkling H2O's. The first image was cut out, turned over on an embossing mat and used a stylus in the areas I wanted to raise. Then I painted and cut out his Holly crown with Cardinal, arm and hand, squirrel, rabbit, and list, and mounted as shown with 3D pop dots.  Flower Soft Polar White was used for Santa's fur trim.  Viva Decor Pearl White was used for the trim on his sash.  The ribbon is May Arts used with a Bow-Easy.  The pin was made using a Corsage Pear Pearl pin and Czech beads.  I always lay a little bit of Glossy Accents along the pin near the top as I slide each bead on and let it sit.  It holds them in place.

The card measuares 5"X5".  I created the fold using White cardstock according to the directions you can find HERE using my Scor-Pal.

The Background card front is from Bazzill Dotted Swiss Clover Leaf and Irish Eyes cardstock.  The next layer was done using my Mega Mount and Impression Obsessions Cover-A-Card Pine and Stampin' Up Classic Old Olive, with Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80lb cardstock, that was embossed using Cuttlebug Embossing Folder Snowflakes, added off center at the bottom.  Deco Arts Glamour Dust Crystal was added to places on the snowflakes and snow using a Sakura Quickie Glue Pen.

The base is the the same card stock assembly as above.  The Snowflakes are die cuts from Cuttlebug Snowflakes #2 and are highlighted with the same Deco Arts Glamour Dust Crystal added to places on the snowflakes with the Sakura Quickie Glue Pen.  The die is from Spellbinders Fancy Tags Two and cut from Bazzill Dotted Swiss Clover Leaf cardstock.  The die was then used as a stencil on Neenah Classic Crest Solar White for the center. The sentiment is StazOn Blazing Red with Hero Arts Merry Christmas.  Hero Arts says this stamp is limited.  :-(

I have made a 5.25X5.25 box for this card, but I am patiently awaiting more of the Dotted Swiss cardstock to finish it.  :-)

That's my card for now.  I hope you enjoyed.  I am off to try and finish some more for Christmas, so I should be back here soon.  Have a great weekend everyone, and thanks for stopping by to look and say hi!!

 Shirley

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44 comments:

Benzi said...

Shirley, this is fabulous. I love the old-fashioned Santas. The Flower Soft for the fur is great, as is background with pine...just perfect. I had to enlarge your card and get a good look....glad I did as it is a beauty.

Looking forward to seeing the box.

Crystal said...

WOW this is STUNNING, LOVE that Santa, colors, and your gorgeous easel!!!!

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful easel card and perfect with the handsome santa image! Full of all the fantastic shirley details!

Patti J said...

This makes me look forward to decorating for the holidays! I have an old fashioned Santa collection! Love your beautiful card, Shirley. What a great idea to use the flower soft! Beautifully done! Thanks for sharing...

Tammi said...

Shirley a beautiful creation, lovely details and coloring! Have a fabulous weekend. ~hugs

Sharli said...

Wow! How beautiful - I love easel cards. I've only made a couple but they make me very happy. Your card is a masterpiece.
Hugs!!

Cami said...

Beautiful card, Shirley! I love this old-fashioned Santa and your coloring is beautiful!
Hugs, Cami

Anesha said...

Shirley this is a wonderful card. Love the colouring and the embossed background. Hugs Anesha

Donna Bowman said...

Beautiful card Shirley!! Love that Santa checking his list with a squirrel on his shoulder!! Love the coloring, embossing and all the details.

Linda Monroe said...

Shirley, this is really a fabulous card. I love all the details.

Shannon White said...

OMgoodness Miss Shirley! This is soo Gorgeous! Love your Wonderful vintage Father Christmas image! Just a beautiful easel card! Love every Fabulous detail! I actually have that particular CAC stamp and have not inked it up yet, gasp.. I know, I need to ink it up soon! so thanks so much for the inspiration! 8-)

Hope you have a Wonderful weekend Lady!

Big hugs
Shannon 8-)

Shirley Deatcher said...

Hi Shirley ! Wow this is such a beautiful card ! I love all the details & layers ! Thanks for all the instructions as well.

Carol Hartery said...

Shirley once again I gasped when I saw the beauty of your card. I love the old-fashioned Santa. And I have to ask who receives your always incredibly beautiful and incredibly detailed cards? Or do you keep them and admire them again and again? Love seeing your creations...Carol

Maria said...

Ohhh, that santa is just divine!!! Fabulous embossing and ribbon treatment! Such a lovely Christmas card...love it!!! Take care!!:-))

Bonnie said...

This beautiful Santa needs to be showcased and the easel is perfect for that! This is such a beautiful card Shirley.

Conniecrafter said...

Such a cool old fashioned Santa, terrific coloring, love the scallop on the ribbon too, pretty snowflake background for him

Cindy Haffner said...

Truly GORGEOUS Shirley

Pauline said...

What a fabulous image, love your colouring and the beautiful ribbon treatment! I have only recently discovered the Neenah solar white card for stamping, but will now be trying out some embossing folders with it too! A gorgeous Christmas card!

Sue Lelli said...

Shirley, this is just the most Gorgeous card! I Love all of the paper piecing and stylus embossing! The Santa is so handsome and I love the list! Super FAB card!

Dawn B. said...

This is so pretty. I love the way you added the so much to the Santa.. Really makes him pop. Great job. I am so sorry you can't click on the pictures on my blog. I will try to remember to make them public. Have a great week.

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hello there Shirley, What a beautiful card, I love traditional Santa images and yours is coloured beautifully. The ornate mat for the Merry Christmas is perfect too. Hope you're well and thanks for dropping by my place, :0) Gay xxx

catdidit said...

What a perfect image for this easel card! Love all the details on this too!

jimlynn said...

WOW! Everything about this is just breath taking beautiful! Love it.
Lynn

Donna Ellis said...

Shirley, such a lovely card! Warm and inviting, I can almost feel the Santa suit, and the cheer of the season! Thanks for sharing a beautifully inspirational card!

susanne said...

I love the traditional feel of this Christmas card! So beautifully done Shirley! Sending you warm wishes from Canada!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Gorgeous card Shirley! That Santa looks so elegant! Love the embossed background!

Cibele Glazer said...

Shirley, this is absolutely gorgeous! I love that Santa image and I adore easel cards. Your combination of the two is perfection!!

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi Again Shirley, Thank you for your lovely comments, it's always lovely to 'see' you, Have fun, Gay xxx

Linda said...

Hi Shirley, What a stinker I am not stopping by in so long!! Your easel card is simply stunning.. I absolutely love your old santa.. All the details are just wonderful!! very beautiful work as always.. Hugs, Linda

Joan Ervin said...

Ooooh, Shirley...what a gorgeous Christmas card!!!! I love the vintage Santa and the easel design...you have added such beautiful details, too!!!!

Donna Moore said...

Wow, wow, wow girl! My oh my, I am just blown over by your art and style! It has been way too long since I have taken the time to visit and soak up your creativity! You are a wonder and I adore your work! This card is totally gorgeous in so many ways! Thank you for stopping by and leaving me such encouraging comments, I do miss seeing you around! Blessing with many hugs!!
donna

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

Hi Shirley! Thank you for all of your wonderful comments on my blog yesterday. I am very grateful that you visited. This creation is GORGEOUS!!!!! When I click on the photo, I can easily see the glitter and the trim on Sant's coat. You coloring is amazing, and the composition of the whoe project is fantastic!

redwasher1 said...

WOW!!! My this is a totally awesome work of art!!! Love all the details !!

Cheryl said...

Oh my goodness, Shirley, this is fabulous! All the details really make a difference, don't they? I love that Santa's robe isn't just red and white, but looks more realistic. The white embossed cardstock against the pine paper is perfect. I've never made an easel card, but now I want to! ~Hugs, Cheryl

Heather Jensen said...

What a beautiful vintage Santa easel card. :)

Elizabeth said...

Love the design and details of this!

Nancy said...

WOW, WOW, WOW!!! What an amazing card! So many wonderful details. Thank you for sharing.

Sue Lelli said...

Shirley, quite the FAB card! LOVE that Santa with the list and all of your embossing! LOVELY shade of green! Makes him POP!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Love that Santa! Beautifully coloured and it's pulled together so perfectly!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Wow, he's a richly detailed Santa, and that satiny ribbon looks so good right near him.

Curt in Carmel said...

I have sat and looked at this photo in awe of all the detail. It is amazing! I never think of "hand embossing" like you did on this one and it adds so much. The coloring is fantastic. What an amazing card you've created here. What an artist you really are! Best, Curt

Beth said...

Wow wow wow I just love that old fashion Santa and you have colored it perfectly, love it.

Yogi said...

love your santa. cute with the animal poking out at the bottom.

Kimberly Gajewski said...

This is a wonderful Santa, and you colored him up beautifully Shirley! I've yet to make an easel card...I so want to! They always look fabulous and so does yours! :D

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