Sunday, October 29, 2017

Glittering Santa PP368

Hi friends! It's Sunday and that means time for a new challenge at The Paper Players! This week the amazing Jaydee is our hostess with a fun Tic Tac Toe challenge.

My card goes down the left side of the tic-tac-toe board: Tree, Christmas, Silver/Gold. I used a new digi stamp set from Power Poppy, and love this vintage German style ornament, just like the ones my parents used to have. I added a sentiment from a retired Stampin' Up set as I thought the font worked nicely, then colored my image with Copics.

The little balls on the tree and the ornament hanger are my gold elements, and though I couldn't capture it well they are sparkly IRL. 

While I was at it, I made two! My Christmas card stash is steadily growing.

Stamp Sets: Glittering Santa Digital Stamp Set (Power Poppy), Good Greetings (Stampin' Up)
Card Stock: Solar White, Desert Storm (Neenah), Schoolhouse Red (Simon Says Stamp)
Patterned Paper: Michael's (sorry, don't know manufacturer)
Ink Pads: Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Markeres: Copic
Tools: Big Shot, Pierced Rectangle Dies (My Favorite Things)
Accessories: Gold Dazzling Details, Crumb Cake Seam Binding (Stampin' Up)

Thanks so much for stopping by! Please leave a comment, and then head over to visit the rest of the Design Team at The Paper Players. We hope you'll play along with our challenge this week, too! 

Inky hugs :)


Nancy said...

You my friend, are really amazing! Your cards should be in magazines. Between your talent and they amazing job you do at photographing them! I am in awe every time I drop in! Knock it off! ;)

Nance Leedy said...

Beautiful coloring! Love the soft, vintage look of the distressed paper with crumb cake. Your composition is perfectly balanced--fabulous card, my friend!

laurie said...

That is such an AWESOME image...I love that Santa ornament. Love how you colored it,too!

LeAnne said...

I love these little Santas...and I still have some to hang on my tree!! Love the gold ornaments, too!

Kim S said...

That is a wonderful image! And I love the papers you behind him.

Martha Herrera said...

Sandy, this is gorgeous!

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

Your card this week is so sweet Sandy - I'm sure my parents have an ornament like that on their Christmas tree too! I love the little gold baubles and the patterned border - the perfect way to highlight your ornament and expert colouring.

Annie S. said...

Love that ornament image and your coloring is perfection, as usual! My (German) parents had an ornament that looked just like this so it brought back fond memories too! Hope you're having a great week ~ Annie

Claire Broadwater said...

Sandy, I adore this Santa! I need to check that one out! It is so vintage and your coloring is amazing! The Crumb Cake and patented paper is perfect! I hope you are having a great week, My Friend! XX said...

Super elegant and vintage-y all wrapped into one - LOVE!!!

Jaydee said...

Sandy, I love this little santa. He reminds me of the advent chocolates I used to be allowed when I was a child. One every night for the lead up until Christmas. Thank you for that wonderful memory! I agree with Claire, your coloring is fabulous, too!