Saturday, November 29, 2008

Santa


Today is quick and simple. I wanted to use with this Santa Claus image a really pure red paper but it was quite hard to find some this year. So, used a piece of "left over" paper that i had from a previous card but had no paper for layering. However, i love that this way the pretty sparkly poinsettia flowers on that paper show a lot. On Santa i used a Copic Spica Glitter pen in silver for the beard and gold on his belt. Airbrushing the outside of the image and to "age" the circular sentiment with CCopic color E31. If you have not yet decided what you want to tell your Santa what is on your wishlist lol.. that compressor for the Copics is really really fabulous. I use mine now on each card. Stitching is done with gold thread, double sewing - so it really shows. This card is part of a set. Since these days i barely can keep up with card making i will show you the other "thing" an other day :-) I wished i had more time to make enough, so i could have it up today as well.
xxx Claudia

35 comments:

Heather "Hev" said...

That is such a lovely card Claudia :)

Tracey said...

Fabulous card! Gotta love Santa!

Elena said...

So cute! Love this Santa stamp! And your stitching is always amazing! Hope you wiil have more time soon!

Rach said...

wow this is stunning Claudia, love the gold stitching. hugs rachxx

Sanna said...

Hi Claudia! :-) You have made absolutely fabulous cards again!

Kim Piggott said...

Just gorgeous!
Your colouring is awesome. Love your choice of paper so lush. Your stitching looks fabulous.
hugs
kim xxx

scrappinpeg said...

What a beautiful santa card Claudia..... I love your gold stitching on this one! hugs... Peggyxx

Ying Pang, said...

ooooooooo, this is so NICE !!!!!!!!!! I LOVE it!! Claudia , you are rock!!

MichelleO said...

He is really gorgeous, love your coloring on it...and that paper is yummy!
HUGS
MichelleO

ink'n'rubba said...

fabulous Santa card Claudia and love the subtle sparkle on the background paper. hugs, annie x

ribenaruby said...

Lovely card Claudia, Santa looks busy sorting out the presents and what fntastic colouring, the stitching is fab too! Have a great weekend.

stardustgemsandribbon said...

Oh I have been waiting to see your Santa card Claudia LOL! What a fabulous card, it's perfect with that gorgeous paper and gold stitching.
The airbrushing just finishes everything off perfectly.
Hugs
Carole :-)

Tammi said...

Beautiful Claudia, love all the gold. hugs, Tammi

CraftyC said...

Red and Gold look great, a girgeous card Claudia!
Clairex

All Pink girl said...

Fantastic card ,fabulous colouring and detail ,love it ,Dawnxx

Judy's Crafty Moments said...

Beautiful, traditional and classy! Gorgeous colouration. Fantastic card!
Judy x

doris said...

Claudia, was ist die Karte schön *schwärm*!!

GLG Doris

Stempelchaotin said...

Eine richtig herrliche Weihnachtskarte. Es passt mal wieder alles wunderbar zusammen. Gefällt mir sehr gut. Ich wünsche Dir einen schönen 1. Advent.

Carla said...

Hi Claudia! I gave you a couple of awards over on my blog. I know you have no idea who I am, but your blog is an inspiration to me!

julie said...

Oh Claudia, this is adorable. I love the red paper, I have seen that used on other cards this year. Just really showey. I just noticed the pic. of you and your son. It's so nice to put a face w/ a name. Hope you had a wonderful thanksgiving!!

Helena said...

Cute card!!!!

xxxx

Ida P. Krause said...

Wonderful Card. I see you too had trouble finding "traditional" Christmas Red (see my blogs latest post). I love the warm feel of this card.

Kim said...

Hello Claudia~ All of your creations from the past week are GORGEOUS! Sorry I have been missing! I had a craft fair today, so I spent all week getting ready for that...and got no time for blogging! :)
Hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend!
Hugs~ Kim

Kelly Schelske said...

Love that Santa image Claudia!! Gorgeous!! Hugs, Kelly

Viv said...

You can't go wrong with good old Santa Claudia. LOVE that red paper and indeed it doesn't need anything else layered on it.
Santa, as ever, is coloured to perfection.
Viv xx

Jo said...

Gorgeous card Claudia and the paper is beautiful!

Jodi said...

I love how you colored your Santa and used your airbrushing. It's soo perfect as always! =)
Oh wow, I love your pic with your son, sooo cute!! Did you take my advice on putting up a picture? =)
Hugs!
Jodi

Rina said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful card Claudia.

retiredheather said...

Great card. Love the paper and the stamp.
Happy Holidays
Heather

Gillian said...

You say quick and simple but it's absolutely beautiful. Perfect image with the perfect sentiment.

Gill x

Karen said...

This is lovely - Love the backing paper and the image

scrappinpeg said...

Thanks for the tips on the air compressor. This makes your card amazing! (now I want one for sure!)
TFS.... Peggy

ineskreationen said...

die Karte schaut soooo toll aus

Shirley said...

What a very sweet and pretty Santa!

Debby said...

fabulous Santa card love the BG paper.