Friday, 19 January 2018

Santa Collage

I've had this Rubber Stampede 'Santa' stamp on my wish list since I saw Kathy's post last year.  As Kathy mentioned the stamp is hard to find, so I was over the moon to see some used Christmas stamps for sale on eBay, and Santa was in one of the boxes!  I'm entering Merry Monday 'Red & Turquoise' challenge, the Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge 'Anything Christmas Goes' and The Merry Christmas Challenge 'Anything Goes + Christmas'.


Card: 5" x 5" white silk
Stamp: Rubber Stampede 'Santa Collage'
Die: My Favourite Things Die-namics 'Tag You're It'
Ink: Versafine Crimson Red
Snippets: Turquoise matt and white silk card, Lili of the Valley 'Festive Trimmings' paper, turquoise ribbon

I used my last piece of red paper from the 'Festive Trimmings' pad and tidied the edges to make a square.  I layered it onto a piece of turquoise card to highlight the writing on the paper before attaching it to the centre of the card front.  As the die is solid I decided to die cut the tag first and then stamp the image.  The stamp was wooden mounted but I was able to peel it carefully from the wooden block so I could use it in my MISTI.  I placed the die cut tag into MISTI before laying the stamp on top and stamping the Santa image a couple of times using Crimson Red ink.  The tag was attached to the front of the card with double sided tape and I attached a small bow made from a snippet of ribbon using Tacky Glue.

Kath x

18 comments:

  1. Hi Kath, That's nice.

    Hope you have a lovely weekend. Sue

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  2. I have this Santa too Kath and must use him for my 2018 cards as he is the best one I have seen. I got mine in a clear set from Habico which I very luckily won in the playground draw a year ago. I love your sweet tag with him on and the bp goes beautifully over the background turquoise mat. A super card! x

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  3. That is one of my favourite Santa images, well done for finding one, your card is lovely

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  4. This is so beautiful!! I love, love the Santa image!! It looks amazing!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  5. Love this stamp in the red and turquoise...GREAT card!! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Merry Monday!! :0)

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  6. A fabulous card, Kath. The Santa stamp is beautiful, a really traditional Santa. Lucky you for finding one on eBay. xx

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  7. So pretty! Love the matching turquoise cardstock and ribbon! Thanks for playing with us at Merry Monday.

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  8. Fab Christmas card
    Thanks for joining us in The Merry Christmas Challenge
    Julie T

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  9. I bought this stamp around 10 years ago on Ebay. It was very rare then and I got in s bidding war. In the end I won it, but cost me £22!!! Worth every penny! It was available a couple of years ago as a clear stamp. It is great to use and works in many colours. Love your card of course! Hugs, Carol S.xx

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  10. Gorgeous card, love the Santa stamp and it looks great on a tag :)
    Hugs Kaz xx

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  11. Love this, Kath! Your background with the handsome Santa on the tag and sweet turquoise ribbon all fit together perfectly!

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  12. Love your Christmas card Kath, Santa look so beautiful!
    Valerija xx

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  13. Love this image, he's the perfect Santa

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  14. I love this Santa too Kath. You've made a gorgeous card with him too.

    Sue xx

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  15. Wonderful Santa image and project. Thanks for joining us at The Merry Christmas Challenge.

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  16. this is my all time favorite Santa. SO GREAT for Merry Mondays Challenge :)

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  17. Kath,
    What an adorable Santa.. thank you for joining us over at Merry Monday.

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  18. A super Christmas card Kath, such a fabulous Santa.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
    x

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