Sunday, December 2, 2012

Vintage Santa Celebrates with Character Construction

Hi Dreamers!
I hope you are having a great weekend!  To help Celebrate the Season, I have made a Vintage Santa card.  To make this card with old world charm,  I used stamps from Character Construction's  Vintage Christmas Set #2 

To really get a vintage look, I stamped with Rich Cocoa Memento ink.  Memento inks work great with Copic markers.  I did color the Santa with Copics.  Here is how I got the vintagey look with Copics.
  • I used only one color--a dark red and colored the suit.
  • I came back with the colorless blender and removed most of the red marker. 
I am very pleased with the results.  Sometimes I thought that I really did not want to use my Copics on vintage projects.  But, now I have figured out a way to make them work when I want to go all vintagey.   Here is a closer look.

I layered Santa on a red card base, a red crinkle cs, and a brown CS.  The edges were distressed (not with ink, but with the edge of a broken pair of scissors).  And, I tore one edge of the CS layers.  The Sentiment from the same stamp set was stamped with Rich Cocoa.  And, of course, I added a big bow.

Another Christmas card for my basket.  I have not counted them in a while but, I think I am getting pretty close to being done.  I can make a few quicker cards if I run short.    Now, don't talk to me about Christmas shopping.  I am seriously challenged in that area.  As in not done one little bit.  Well, anyway, I could order everything from Amazon.  LOL  Just bouncing around a few ideas.  My husband hasn't even told me what I am getting him this year.  LOL  Oh, it is just so much easier that way.  He always wants some music thing.    Like for his birthday, a few weeks ago, I got him mouthpieces for his trumpet.  Oh, it is all good!

My Vintage Santa Celebrating is entered in the following challenges:
Dream Valley: non traditional Christmas
Corrosive Challenges: Anything goes
Simon Says Stamp: Anything goes
Stamping Sensations: a tree
Christmas Card challenges:Christmas and optional sketch
Winter Wonderland: Santa

See you on Monday with a sassy Christmas card with Marilyn Monroe !  Have a great day.  Love ya.


  1. Fantastic vintage Santa! I love the Copic marker tip for making distressed coloring! Good luck on the rest of your Christmas shopping! Thanks for playing along with the Christmas Card Challenge blog!

  2. Great vintage card, thanks for joining us at Dream Valley this time!
    Hugs xx Cara xx

  3. Love your vintage card! Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations this month.

  4. What a fantastic image... your work with the Character Constructions is so fabulous, Karen! The fabulously quirky images work so well with your style - love this card!
    Alison x

  5. Your image has a beautiful vintage feel Karen.

    Thanks so much for joining in our 'TreeMendous' theme at Stamping Sensations challenge this month.

    B x

  6. What a super cool vintage Santa. I love all the layers and texture you created tearing the edges of the paper. Awesome big bow to top it all off. Thanks so much for joining us at The Corrosive Challenge!

  7. Such a fun vintage image and design. I seriously challenged in the shopping area too. I have nothing done either!

  8. great creation and fabulous use of your Santa, thank you for sharing it with us this week at the Winter Wonderland
    Hugs Kate xx

  9. I LOVE the vintage look to this one. That Santa is WONDERFUL, and the color scheme is perfect. Super nice!
    Karen L

  10. What a fabulous vintage Christmas card.

    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps Challenge.

  11. Wonderful take on this week's sketch. I love the vintage Santa image and your distressing. Thanks for playing along with us at Christmas Card Challenge.

  12. Love this Karen! Fabulous old Santa!

    From A Broad

  13. Gorgeous vintage image! Thank you for sharing it with us for our Treemendous challenge at Stamping Sensations, and good luck.


  14. Great Christmas card. Thank you for joining us at Dream Valley.
    Sarah-Jane xx


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