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Monday, March 7, 2011

Joan's Garden has JustRite!

Hello there, Joan's Garden has a super prize package this week if you go to her blog you can get all the details.
For this challenge you can only use JustRite stamps.
I used the following sets Vintage Christmas and Christmas Nested Sentiments.
Most of my card is done in Gina K PL Kraft I used it for the base, insert in the window with the sentiment, stamped Santa on it, used it in the cb embossing folder snowflakes and used it for my frame. The mat is Gina K PL Cranberry Tart.
After putting the kraft through the cb folder I sponged it in white. The frame was made by misting a piece of kraft with water, spreading some liquid applique and mussing it all over while crumpling. Then I used my heat gun to dry, bringing some texture up as the liquid applique dried. I sponged some TH Walnut Stain all over, covered it with clear emboss and heated again. To me this produced an old leathery look. I colored Santas coat and hat with copics. The beard and fluff ball were colored with white metallic rub and the glasses were done with sparkle pen. I cut him out and used some small pop dots. Then I added some leaves from my stash and a wired rose I made some time ago, waiting for the perfect project to add it to.
I hope you like this one. I'm going through I mojo crises.
I do have to work later, I'm hoping to get one more card in :)
Have a great day whatever you are doing.


The Other Patti Sue said...

I like it a LOT! Love your Santa image...so vintage!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

I think it is awesome that you used your Christmas JustRite stamps for this challenge! The leathery frame around your sentiment is very well done, Colleen! I had big plans for making things and here I sit!

Patti P. said...

So glad to see your card for the challenge...and what a pretty card you have created. I love the Christmas Justrite stamps. I am a sucker for a vintage Santa... Good luck and don't worry your Mojo hasn't gone anywhere. Talk to you later.

Gretchen Wilson said...

Hey - we just got rid of this snow - now you're bringing that thought process back. I really like your card. Love the vintage feel of it. I was wondering if I'd see you here. See you in a few weeks?

Sue W said...

Beautiful festive card Colleen! Now why didn't I use one of my Christmas JustRite sets......they are mega pretty!

Mrs Ham said...

Colleen this is such a beautiful Christamas card. I love the Santa image.

Thank you for your sweet comment on my anniversary card.

sandi said...

Love the card.