I found a new place to play today! I was checking out Suzanne Dahlberg's blog The Card Yard, and saw that she drew up the sketch as well as made a beautiful card for Retro Sketches so of course I had to check it out!
Look at this amazing sketch - it has me thinking about starting a binder of sketches to jump start me when I'm stumped. I love all the layers on that fancy top and I know I will be playing with this one again soon! You don't have to use any specific brand of stamp or style - just follow the sketch and make it your own. I bought some Tim Holtz stamps recently and couldn't wait to get them inked up and put to work! I stamped the Santa image in black on music print paper and mostly followed the sketch drawing. Santa looks so old fashioned and jolly - he just makes me smile. I think it is because he reminds me of how Santa looked when I was young.
I fussy cut the sentiment and added some striped ribbon, jingle bells and a mulberry poinsettia. I like the contrast of the red and blue together and something about that seems vintage too. Thanks for stopping by! I hope you have a great day!
Supplies Used: Finished Size: 5" x 7"
Stamps: Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Joyful Song CMS119, Christmas Memories CMS118
Paper: October Afternoon Holiday Style 8" x 8" Pad, Papertrey Ink Vintage Cream, Pure Poppy
Dies: Lifestyle Crafts Quickutz Nesting Frame 9
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Extras: 1/4" Satin Turquoise Ribbon, 1" Red Velvet Ribbon, 2" Red & White Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, 1/2" White Crochet Trim, Gold Lame Thread, Jingle Bells, Mulberry Poinsettia