I was searching God Jul on Pinterest today. A lot of vintage Scandinavian cards came up, and one of them inspired me to create this card. It is out of my comfort zone, since it includes coloring with markers, but I desided to be brave and try. LOL.
The Norwegian Santa, or Nisse in Norwegian, is very different from the US version. He is short and lives in a barn or in the woods. He does hot give presents and can be quite mischievous.The Nisse who lives in the barn, looks after the farm animals. If he does not get a large bowl of rice porridge on Christmas Eve, he can get quite angry and play tricks on the farmer or the farm animals.
My Nisse lives in the woods, looking after the animals there. He is making sure the little rabbit is warm and has food.
The beard, fur and snow is created with a Snow Writer. I used stickles for stars and shadow in the snow.
Thanks for looking.
Date: Thursday, October 27, 2016 GMT Views: 536
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Registered: July 27, 2007 Location: Dublin, Ireland Posts: 101831
Thu, Oct 27, 2016 @ 1:03 PM
Oh gosh, I love the way he is behind the tree, it adds such depth to the scene. I wouldn't have thought of layering dies in front of a stamped image like that. And the little bunny in the snow is sweet.
Registered: February 5, 2007 Location: St. Louis, MO Posts: 75014
Thu, Oct 27, 2016 @ 2:34 PM
This is a beautiful CAS card with little Nisse taking care of the rabbit. I enjoyed reading your narrative on the Norwegian version of "Santa". Thank you. You did a beautiful job of coloring your image with markers.
Registered: August 10, 2006 Location: Sunny Florida Posts: 21299
Thu, Oct 27, 2016 @ 4:34 PM
Oh, Hilde, your card is gorgeous, and you did a wonderful job of coloring the image! I LOVE the Nisse behind the trees taking care of the rabbit. Your snowy sky is great along with the sentiment! Hilde, I love your story and thank you for sharing!!
Registered: October 19, 2007 Location: Packer Country, WI Posts: 56536
Fri, Oct 28, 2016 @ 4:11 AM
First, thanks for the story of the Norwegian Santa. Your card is very festive with the santa and bunny. The coloring is wonderful, and the way you put the tree die in front is super. The grounding of the images with the touch of sparkle looks great. Fav'd TFS