Friday, November 25, 2011

Jane's Doodles {Merry Christmas}

Happy Friday! I hope those of you who celebrated Thanksgiving yesterday had a wonderful time with your family and friends. My sister is up for the weekend with her husband and two kids so I'll be spending the better part of my time with them. I'm also going to do some holiday shopping at the One of a Kind Christmas Show and Sale. It is the most amazing place for unique handmade gifts and I've been going every fall for as long as I can remember! And, now, a holiday card made with Jane's Doodles' Vintage Christmas clear stamp set.

Jane's hand-drawn lines on this Santa are so amazing that I literally stared at it wondering if I should colour or paper piece him. Then I decided to show off the beauty of those lines by leaving it black and white. I created a drop frame for the sentiment. I purposely offset the frame so that it's heavier at the top than at the bottom. It draws the eye from the Santa to the sentiment. A simple card like this only needs a simple bow of holiday twine, from Divine Twine. (Please note: I've linked to the (k)Not spools because Whisker Graphics is sold out of the original single spools in this colour. You can still purchase the holiday twine at other stores such as Ribbon Carousel and from various sellers on Etsy.)

Don't forget! Jane's Doodles is having a 20% off sale on all clear stamp sets until November 30th. Check 'em out HERE!

Happy weekend to you all! I hope it's filled with good food, stamping and shopping. ;)

Sources: Gina K Designs pure luxury white cardstock; SU Certainly Celery cardstock; Jane's Doodles Vintage Christmas; Memories Black ink; Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels 14; Marvy-Uchida 1/8" long reach circle punch; Divine Twine holiday twine; foam tape

17 comments:

Kelley Eubanks said...

Love it Emily!! Love that you left the Santa 'bare'... and love that divine twine! :)

Lynn said...

Love your classic Santa Emily! And happy shopping!

Annette said...

This is such a great card... I agree with you on showing off the beauty of the Santa being bare... It looks fabulous... I so love this Christmas Devine Twine...I got some too and I so love it..

Jane said...

I'm convinced....leaving Santa bare is BRILLIANT! This is simple, modern with a vintage twist!!! LOVE!

walchowDesign said...

Great Santa card, Emily! Love the detailed drawing of Santa and the off side of the frame too!

Happy Belated Thanksgiving and have fun shopping!

Jen W. said...

Love the offset frame and how perfectly it shows Santa off. Have a fabulous time shopping!

canadian_liner said...

Love the simplicity of this card. Thanks for the link to the "Divine Twine" website. Have fun with your One-of-a-Kind shopping...

Creations by Shirl said...

Adorable CAS card Emily~
Have an awesome time shopping and good times spent with your sis....

onecraftymama said...

Oooh, we have a Christmas show we're heading to in Moncton tonight :) I love being able to find unique handmade things for gifts!
Love your sweet, simple, gorgeous card, and that twine is divine! Enjoy your visit with your sister & family :)

Lisa said...

This really is an image that looks best left alone :) Love that twine Emily!

Isha said...

Love your CAS card, Emily TFS

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

That Santa Claus image is so pretty--love the beard! What a beautiful CAS design, Emily!! LOVE LOVE LOVE:)

dahlhouse-designs.com said...

love the black and white with a pop of green. gorgeous.

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

I a a sucker for Santa, and I love that vintage looking pencil sketch image. Just beautiful! I am off to check that stamp set out, even though I need another Christmas stamp about as much as I need a hole in my head! :}

Meg said...

Beautiful card--great idea to leave Santa uncolored. Love that holiday twine, too!

Lindsey said...

Such a classy-looking card, Em! And what a pretty twine embellishment.

Ujjwal said...

So elegant and i love how you offset the frame and it looks so amazing and unique!