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Friday, November 23, 2018

FMS364 Vintage Santas

Happy Black Friday, peeps!  Are you a BF shopper?!  Not I!  Maybe online but I will stay in the cozy warmth of my craft room today, too cold out there!!  The FMS sketch today fit (sorta) with a vintage Santa image I have had in my scrap bin since last year when my friend Peggy lent him to me!  So here's the sketch:


And although my Santa is a rectangle, hopefully they won't toss him out:


He's stamped in Garden Green and I did some brayering with Hello Honey ink to give him a vintage feel to complement these pretty Graphic 45 papers.  I added a gold glimmer paper snowflake and a little "ho ho ho" sentiment:


I went ahead and made another one with a different vintage Santa; this one is from a retired Crafty Secrets set:


I stamped a silhouette image at the bottom and added some more sponging to the image and sentiment:


And since the TGIF challenge this week is sponging, I am entering this card!  


That's it for today, two easy peasy cards!

Hope you had a good Thanksgiving!  Armed with apples and carrots, we took a walk on Wednesday in the brisk temps to feed the horses down the road:



This poor guy had only one eye...it freaked out the kids a little bit, but eventually they were less afraid.  I think he might have been a rescue horse...the next time I see the owner, we'll ask him!


Enjoy your day and be blessed!


Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Santa Face (unknown), Vintage Christmas (Crafty Secrets ret), Night Before Christmas (Cornish Heritage Farms ret), Santa (Katy Sue Designs), Stitched Stockings (My Favorite Things ret)
Card stock & Papers     Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Garden Green, Gold Glimmer, St Nicholas DSP (Graphic 45)
 Ink Garden Green, Shaded Spruce, Hello Honey (ret)
Accessories Dimensionals
Tools     Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Layering Circles Framelits, Itty Bitty Banners Framelits (ret), Snowflake Die (Taylored Expressions), Stitched Banner Die (My Favorite Things), Scalloped Rectangle Dies (Nestabilities)

11 comments:

Kampin' Karen said...

Ah, the Santa of my youth! Thoroughly enjoyed seeing these. What's not to love about Graphic 45 paper! What a beautiful setting for the horses.

Joanne James said...

What a great card LeAnne - love your vintage Santa in his traditional green!

Jan Clothier said...

MAGNIFICENT! Both card and photos.

Colleen Begley said...

Very pretty cards! Love the green! Happy Thanksgiving weekend.

Lisa Elton said...

These are simply magical! Oh how I love that Santa on the first card, the second jolly fella reminds me of Father Christmas. Two beauties LeAnne!

Jen Camara Mitchell said...

I want nothing to do with Black Friday unless it's shopping from the comfort of my living room! Too much madness and much too cold! And no worries about your rectangular Santa - he's perfect just the way he is.

Amy O said...

I love your vintage Santas! The detail is beautiful, and I love the brayered aging effect you've added. Since I don't enjoy shopping on any day, I definitely did not venture out on Black Friday. Stamping sounds like way more fun! Always a treat to see your cards in the FMS gallery, LeAnne!

Bonnie said...

Love both of these vintage Santa cards, LeAnne! I have both of these stamps. The second one, I've never figured out how to use. Thanks so much for the inspiration!

Jen Timko said...

You created such gorgeous cards with these Santas!! Oh my word, I love that green! So different and so special. Glad to see you this week at FMS!

Elizabeth Price said...

Both cards are gorgeous! The vintage style stamps are perfect with sponging techniques and you are a master at making it look so smooth and effortless. Way to hit this one out of the park. Thanks for linking up with us at TGIF. Smiles, Elizabeth

Carolynn Sander said...

I love the way your sponging gives that distressed look to your projects here today! Thank you so much for joining in with us week over at TGIF Challenges!💖