Monday, October 28, 2013

Merry Monday Santa

Whoosh! We're back to Merry Monday time again.


Lesley came up with a another fun challenge this week.

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It's the jolly old elf himself!

And here's a peek at the inside of my card.


This card is a bit larger than I usually make.  It measures 5" x 7".  Is that an A-6 size card?

Anyway, this Santa was kinda big so he needed a bigger home.

My layout is a CASE of this card that I saw at SCS by MDO Susan.

I'm going to join the gang at Rudolph Day where we take something festive between the 25th and the last day of the month.  Sarn has a wonderful prize this month.

CAS on Sunday has a sketch.  I think this is pretty close.  It is off center a bit and my sentiment is lower, so I'm not sure if they'll keep this or not.  I haven't been over there for a while so I'm going to try it.


All supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted

Card Recipe
Stamps:  Vintage Santa (Stampabilities), Many Merry Messages
Ink: Encore Silver, Copic Markers
Paper:  Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler
Other: Silver EP, Ovals Collection Framelits, Northern Flurry EF, Basic Rhinestone

I stamped and embossed the sentiment and Santa thenI lightly colored the face with Copics. I placed him behind the embossed card front where I had cut ovals from Whisper White and Cherry Cobbler.

I hope you'll pull out your Santa stamps or punches or whatever you have with Santa on it and make a card to share with us at Merry Monday!  And, if you need inspiration, the Design team has some awesome cards!  Be sure to check them out.

Thanks for the visit.

Enjoy!




33 comments:

Benzi said...

What a fabulous Santa, Bonnie, and I love that embossing folder. Your card is full of cheer inside and out.

Hettie said...

Gorgeous card Bonnie.
Love it!
cc

Sue - said...

Another lovely card from you. I like 5 x 7 cards I think its a nice size as A6 (about 6 x 4) is sometimes a bit small.

Cynthia said...

Adorable! That's really one awesome Santa image too!

Trisha Klowak said...

So pretty!! :)

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

And a very jolly Santa card it is too! Love that you used the embossing folder INSIDE as well as outside!

Thanks for joining in with Rudolph Day.

Hugs
Sarn xxx

Julia Aston said...

Love that wonderful Santa face Bonnie - so nicely framed in the oval!

Doris D. said...

This is absolutely the prettiest Santa I have ever seen and your card is gorgeous.

stampwithsandy said...

This is so stunning, Bonnie! What a beautiful Santa image, love the starburst in the background. Plus the inside of your card is just as pretty!

Karen D said...

Bonnie this is such an elegant card. The embossed background is a perfect setting for your gorgeous Santa. It reminds me of Santas from my era and before. Just love that red. The inside message is so moving.

Wendy said...

Gorgeous card, Bonnie! Love the layout of this along with your fabulous Santa! It's perfect! :)

LeAnne said...

SUch a sweet image and I love how you used it with the embossing folder! Gorgeous!

Loll Thompson said...

Hi Bonnie. What a beautiful Santa image ... great coloring! Love that layout with the embossed snowflake background. Loll xx

Lesley Croghan said...

What a gorgeous Santa image, Bonnie. Love the white snowflake base and the beautifully written sentiment.

Doris said...

Very pretty card--love the inside message!

Di said...

Oh Bonnie, this is yet another really beautiful card from you. LOVE the Santa and how he's in the oval.

Hugs, Di xx

Susan Joyce said...

Perfect card for the inspiration challenge Bonnie, love your Santa image.

Susan said...

Wonderful Santa card for Merry Monday. I must get out my Santa stamp and get busy - I'm really enjoying the Merry Monday challenges.

Darnell J Knauss said...

I just had a feeling you would ROCK this Santa challenge, Bonnie, and I am not disappointed. Man, you could sell a million of these. So pinning!! Hugs, Darnell

Faith A said...

I think this is the most elegant Santa I have seen in a while

I'm a Little Teapot said...

Wow. This really is a lovely card! Love your textures and colors. Whoever receives this card will treasure it!

As an FYI, your card can be entered in the Craftin Desert Divas challenge this week. It is AG.
Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving the sweet comments! Hugs!

Greta said...

Your card stood out when I checked the challenge--love it! Hoping to play along with my 1 Santa stamp--LOL!

Anja (scrappie) said...

Lovely card and I recognize the sketch so thank you for joining us over at CAS on sunday.

Zw@@n said...

A very pretty card, Bonnie. A lovely stamp. Thanks for playing along with us at CAS on Sunday. Luv, Wilma

Anneke said...

Beautiful card, inside and outside! Love your Santa! Thanks for joining the CAS on Sunday challenge!

Notes by Nina said...

Your card is lovely Bonnie, the embossing looks fabulous framing Santa.

MaryH said...

Bonnie, How did I miss leaving a comment on this one? I know I looked at it! Loved it the first time, lovin' it now too! This is a very nice image, and I like the way you touched it with the copics for a very vintage feel. Lovely layout and I'm liking the interior also. Wonderful work on this one. TFS & Hugs

Karren said...

What a gorgeous Santa, Bonnie! Love how you've used him in this beautiful CAS card.

Kim S said...

What a sweet and gentle Santa! I love how you have used him surrounded by snow.

scrappymo! said...

Gorgeous Santa image! I love the contrast between the red and white...it looks fabulous. Of course the inside is wonderful too!t

Debbie said...

Pretty, as always, Bonnie. Love he you colored your Santa.

Ivanka said...

Love this Santa, your card is just beautiful. Thanks for sharing the inside too, I'm trying to focus a bit more on finishing off the insides to be a continuation of the card front and you've done this beautifully.

Margaret Moody said...

What a great card, Bonnie! I love Santa paired with the embossed snowflake background! Gorgeous!