Sunday, November 01, 2020

Stamper's Anonymous Christmas 2020 - Vintage Holidays Santa Card

Happy November everyone! Here is another Christmas card using new stamps from Tim Holtz and Stamper's Anonymous, the Vintage Holidays set...a set that epitomizes a retro vintage Christmas feel. AND...the best part about this set is that you can create your own ephemera for endless collaged layers in whatever color you choose. I totally had fun making this card, and love how it came out. Enjoy!
 Using the stamp platform stamp all ephemera pieces (not Santa, the sentiment, or the snowflakes) in Archival Ink...Faded Jeans, Red Geranium, Black Soot, onto either Heavystock, Kraft, or green cardstock. Cut out and ink edges in Gathered Twigs Distress. Set aside.
Stamp Santa in Black Soot onto Kraft Cardstock. Stamp Sentiment in Black Soot onto Kraft, and heat emboss with clear powder. Cut these out and ink edges in Gathered Twigs. Color in Santa with Distress Crayons and detail water brush. Color the borders of the sentiment with Tarnished Brass Crayon as well as Santa's buckle. Use Dark Gray Pitt Pens to outline areas on Santa. Use White Pitt Pen to completely fill in fur on Santa's clothes with tiny dots until covered to give a texture look. Use a white pen to give depth to letters in sentiment. Add foam tape to Santa and two sided tape to sentiment. Adhere Santa's feet to sentiment using Collage Medium. Set aside. 
Cut Kraft Cardstock card to 5 1/8 x 6 1/2 inches. Ink the edges in Gathered Twigs. Using a stamping block and snowflakes, stamp randomly all over kraft using Picket Fence Distress Ink. Dry with a heat tool. 
Using Collage Medium adhere ephemera pieces to kraft card around the borders of the card, but leave a 1/2 inch along the bottom right side for the belt.
Cut 8 inches of velvet ribbon. Cut one inch off and adhere to buckle base using two sided tape and collage medium. Punch hole for the brad, and insert brad. Add two sided tape to the back. Punch a hole 1 1/2 inches in on the remaining ribbon, and insert eyelet. Set eyelet with Crop-o-dile. Insert ribbon into buckle pulling tight, and trim end into a pointer shape. Add two sided tape to back, and adhere belt to card above the bottom two pieces of ephemera. Trim edges of ribbon off of card. Secure game spinner to card using the brad and Collage Medium. Stitch around card in white thread. Distress edges. Cut black cardstock to 5 1/4 x 6 3/4 inches. Attach kraft card to black cardstock, and then to red card base which is 5 1/2 x 7 inches. Adhere Santa and sentiment to card. 
(Stamping Platform, Heat Tool, Paper Trimmer, Scissors, Ink Blending Tool, Two Sided Tape, Stamping Block, Crop-o-dile, Distress Tool, Silicon Mat, Foam Tape) 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Mixed Media Heavystock 
-Ranger Surfaces: Kraft Cardstock, Black Cardstock 
-Tim Holtz Idea-ology: Classic Kraft Stock, Buckle, Game Spinner, Long Fastener, Mirrored Star
-Stamper's Anonymous Tim Holtz Stamp Set: Vintage Holidays 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Archival Ink: Black Soot, Faded Jeans 
-Ranger Wendy Vecchi Archival Ink: Red Geranium 
-Ranger Embossing Powder: Clear 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Picket Fence, Gathered Twigs 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Collage Medium: Matte 
-1/2 Inch Wide Black Velvet Sparkly Ribbon (8 Inches) 
-Gold Eyelet 
-8.5 x 11 Inches Red Cardstock 
-Ranger Detail Water Brush 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Crayons: Peeled Paint, Mowed Lawn, Twisted Citron, Gathered Twigs, Faded Jeans, Picket Fence, Festive Berries, Aged Mahogany, Hickory Smoke, Tarnished Brass 
-Faber-Castell Pitt Pens: White, Dark Gray 
-Sakura Gelly Roll Pen: White
Thank you so much for stopping by everyone. I'll be back again this week. I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!


  1. oh how I a loving this card!!! I am now looking at this stamp set in a new way!! beautiful work as always

  2. Fabulous showcasing of this stamp set - I love those banners and labels and Father Christmas himself is just perfectly coloured.
    Alison x

  3. Wonderful vitage Cristmas card, Anita.
    Great use of all the elements.

  4. I think this my favorite of your latest great creations!

  5. Santa is just so adorable, he reminds me of childhood Santas and you have displayed him beautifully in your collage. Love the belt and buckle too. Superb!! Hugs, Anne xx

  6. Love this stamp set, agree that it is great to be able to make your own ephemera with colors that you need whenever you need the make...great card!!!


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