Sometimes you just gotta get your card on, amirite?
I have had this card in the back of my head for MONTHS. And it wasn't until I actually watched this movie again the other night that I figured out how to do it. I had the movie box in front of me so I could see the colors, and it just flowed last night out of my head and onto the card stock.
Except for one detail. Originally, I had slapped two rhinestones in my standard "must-balance-the-card" trick, but then I remembered something that I had from a couple holiday catalogs back that would be perfect for this card, so I came down this morning and changed it. And it was PERFECT.
Now, mind you that's not the only retired thing on this card. There isn't a current vintage Santa in the Holiday catalog, and honestly, there is NOTHING better for putting snow on cards than the spatter stamp from Itty Bitty Backgrounds. The stamp that has the image almost worn off the sticker on top of the block because it's gotten so much love over the years. You would have to pry this stamp out of my cold, dead hands before I would give it up. And I wanted a fairly classic snowflake for the card, and we really don't have anything to produce that right now, so I grabbed the Northern Frost strip die that retired eons ago.
After this intro, I imagine you are pretty eager to see this amazing creation. Lookie:
GOJUS!!! (YILM!) More details:
I used a variant of the technique I unvented called...Well, I don't think I really called it anything other than maybe Vintage Photo. I explained it all here. Since this is a night scene, though, I only painted Whisper White on for highlights using my Aquapainter. The light beam was done with a sponge dauber.
Santa was done with Santa's List from last year with the retired Naughty & Nice rotary stamp from last year.
Of course, I had to have a golden ticket, and the gold foil sheets with the That's the Ticket set and Ticket Builder punch was, well, just the ticket! I used Stazon to stamp on the foil sheet.
And, of course, this was the detail added at the last minute. I love these cute little bells, and it was absolutely necessary to put one on this card. Absolutely!
I wish you could still buy all this stuff, but, alas, it's not all available. You can buy quite a bit of it though, just by clicking on the picture below:
And you can buy this card on Etsy!