Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Vintage Father Christmas by Judy Jackson - Day 23

This is Judy Jackson and I am delighted to be the Guest Designer today for The Technique Junkie Stamps 30 Days of Christmas!  Haven't the cards that Pat Huntoon and the other members of the Design Team been fabulous?  Have you been following her blog?  Start here for all the days so far - http://patstamps.blogspot.com/2014/11/introducingthe-30-days-of-christmas.html .

I used this wonderful old world Santa image called Father Christmas #SD311. You can find this stamp on this page of Pat's Technique Junkie Stamps website http://www.stampcamp.com/christmas.html .

I stamped the image three times but only watercolored one image with Twinkling H2Os. I added some off white flower soft to his beard.  I sponged around the edges of the two images with a soft brown ink, and sponged again with a dark red ink.  I used a Christmas colors background paper on the red card stock base card.

Then I used a white layer that I sprayed with red irRESISTible Texture Spray.  They are similar to Goosebumps but in colors. They are made by Tsukineko. Pat carries them in her booth at stamps shows.  I sponged the edges of that layer with soft brown ink, and then the dark red ink. The red texture spray resisted the sponged colors and remained bright and beautiful! 

I layered two sponged Santa images  in two corners.  Then I added a layering piece behind the colored Santa image.  I popped up this layered  Santa with mounting tape. I added the two embellishments in opposite corners.

This is not a difficult card but I think it really pops. 

How are you doing on your cards?    I hope your Thanksgiving celebration was filled with love and family! 

Remember Pat Huntoon has a special going on right now -- a 15% discount on the entire Technique Junkies stamp site until December 10th! Use code Xmas15.  There are many, many great stamps!  Have a wonderful time shopping!

Have an inky day!

Judy Jackson