Sunday, 16 September 2012

Unconventional Christmas Card

 Hello folks!  There's a great card challenge over on Scrapology this time set by Natalie O'Shea.  She'd like to see your unconventional Christmas cards. I thought that Sam Poole's fabulous footprint stamps (from the Urban Life stamp set) would look great stamped into some Artist Spackle sprinkled with glitter....... Santa's footprints in the snow.
 The sentiment is a stamp found here.  I stamped and embossed in white onto black card and used my Nestabilites to die cut and layer up.  I added a hint of colour with the golden ribbon and red glitter.
 I embossed a border of snowflakes on some white centura pearl card. On top of that I added a layer of red velvet paper.  I spread the Artist Spackle onto black card and made the footprint impressions with the boot stamps and I tore the top and bottom edges.  I wrapped some thin black ribbon around and added a small golden bow.  I tried to keep the colours to the ones associated with Santa's outfit.  Hopefully you can see the glitter on the photo above.
Here's a close up of the footprints.... I love how they turned out.  The Scrapology DT have come up with some really exciting 'unconventional' Christmas cards... don't miss them, head over here, you'll be surprised by what they have used.
That's another weekend nearly over. I hope you have had a good one.
Ciao for now!
Sandra x
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Pop's Cards said...

Sweetie this is fabulous I love the idea of footprints, great idea love it genius x x x x

Karal Schuknecht said...

Such a cute idea, love it.

Ellie said...

Fabulous idea!! The footprints and snow look so realistic! Love the color combo too, perfect for the holidays.
So glad you shared this with us at Penny Black and more!

Alizabethy said...

Stunning - just love it!

Carol S. said...

Hi Sandra, I just love this card. It is the best card I have seen this year on any blog. Yes it's simple but put a great big smile on my face. How do you always do things so different? Hugs, Carol S.xx

Louise Palser said...

Great card Sandra. Very unique :)
I need some help if you can please. I am trying to source a digi you used on 29/09.09 "you rock" any help would be fab as its for a special little girl who plays the drums. My email is Thankyou, lou x

KraftyKoolKat said...

Wow Sandra this is really awesome sweetie. Really looks real. Fab creation.


PaulineC said...

That is so clever. What a brilliant idea.

Sue - bearhouse said...

WOW!! This is fabulous. I love the footprints in the snow, they look so realistic.

Thank you for taking part in the Stampin' for the Weekend Challenge


Tracy said...

A cute and fun creation. Thanks for joining Penny Black & More @ Allsorts challenge, good luck
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Linby said...

This is unusual, I am just getting into using spackle - great work.
Thanks for sharing with us at Penny Black & More this month.
Lynn x

Faye said...

This is soooooooo cool Sandra. What a clever idea. You rock. X

Beate said...

what a fantastic idea - footprints in snow, I like it! Thank you for joining us at Simply Create Too Challenge #22.

Chris said...

As always Sweetie, inspirational work and this is such a brilliant idea. I love it. :) Big hugs, Chris xx

Lynn said...


Lynn x