Tuesday, December 13, 2011

First "Santa's Village" card

Hello!  On an earlier post I mentioned that I had ordered a couple of Imagine cartridges that I really wanted and I finally got a chance to spend a little time using one!  Some good friends of ours invited us over for a Christmas open house this weekend and I wanted to send them a Thank You card.  Since she had several ceramic Santas decorating her home, I thought a Santa card would be perfect. 
 This was made using the Santa's Village Imagine cartridge cut at 4 1/2".  To make it a shaped card I traced around the cutout with a little tool called "Quick Cutter Disc Set" from Puzzlemates.  I then cut it out on the top fold and drew around the edge of the card with my ZIG metallic pen.  It really adds some shine!  The sentiment stamp is from StampCraft in gold ink.  That didn't show up very well, so I went over it with the ZIG pen.
The inside is another cut of the sleigh but I used the no color pattern option to get a blank piece.  I expected it to be just a white cutout, but it printed it in a nice cream color that matched perfectly.  That machine is smarter than me!  I inked the edges of it with a gold stamp pad that I have had so long I have no idea where it came from.  It's one of the first stamp pads I ever got and it has no name on it.

 I added a few Imaginisce gems with my I-Rock to add a little bling (and to cover up a couple of pen slips!) See all that detail in the Santa?  Is it any wonder I was just CRAVING this cartridge?  I love the vintage look of the images!  I'm really pleased with how the card turned out and I hope my friends will be, too.  

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you are having a great week!
                                                
I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
My Craft Spot - shaped cards
Whoopsi Daisy - sparkle and shine
Crafts 4 Eternity - Red, Green & Cream
Do You Stack Up - Something Old
    JESUS IS THE REASON FOR THE SEASON!!!!

11 comments:

  1. This is fabulous. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.

    -Wenche

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  2. What a great shaped card.
    Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week xx

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  3. Its just gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at C4E this week.
    Pinky

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  4. Fabulous card! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

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  5. Great card. Thank you for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy

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  6. Love this vintage Santa.Great shaped card too.Thanks for joining us at My Craft Spot this week.
    Jayne x

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  7. So pretty! Thanks for joining us at My Craft Spot!

    Aymee

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  8. What a great card! The gold trim is a fantastic touch!
    Thanks so much for playing along with us at My Craft Spot!

    Kate
    Small Bits of Paper

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  9. Thank you so much for playing with us at Whoopsi Daisy.
    Hugs Nataliya

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  10. Wonderful!

    Thanks for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy on "Sparkle and Shine" challenge. Hope to see you again next time!

    Hugs, Sande xx

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  11. Lovely card thanks for sharing it with us at Whoopsi Daisy Challenge.
    Hugs
    Beth

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