Sepia Santa


Hi everyone, it’s Holly posting today.  We only have a little over three weeks til Christmas, so I’m sharing this Sepia Santa Christmas card with you.  I love this vintage image of Santa holding presents for all the little boys and girls out there.

I started by stamping this Santa (from the Victorian Christmas stamp set) with Potting Soil Archival ink onto some white cardstock.  I sponged some kraft ink around Santa, leaving his face and beard white.  I sponged around the edges with a chocolate brown ink.  The edges were roughed up by dragging a distress tool across the edges.

For the copper background, I cut some white cardstock larger than the Santa piece.  I inked up the edges with Versamark, sprinkled them with copper embossing powder, and melted the powder with my heat gun.  I adhered the Santa piece to this copper background, and then I adhered that to a chocolate brown card base.  Some copper shimmer baker’s twine was tied around the top of the card.

Have you seen the gorgeous stamps in the Victorian Christmas stamp set?  You could easily do this sepia technique with all of those images.  Look at all the fabulous snowflakes in this set – I’ll show you a fun technique with those next week.  So come on back next week for some more Christmas inspiration!


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3 Responses to Sepia Santa

  1. Shirley Qu-wannabecre8tive December 2, 2016 at 5:03 am #

    I love this fabulous Vintage Santa. I like how you did the embossed edges.

  2. chrissyd723 December 4, 2016 at 10:49 am #

    This is so elegant. The copper really makes the sepia, vintage POP! Love it

  3. Sabrina F December 7, 2016 at 6:56 am #

    Oh, wonderful vintage vibes here, Holly, with the sepia tones and the distressing. And I love how Santa’s beard looks so white – as if the moonlight is shining on him!

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