Saturday, October 31, 2015

Cheers for Santa

11/4/2015 Update: Cheers for Santa placed in the Top Three!
With the Christmas holidays rapidly approaching, I decided to make my first card to celebrate the holidays. My design was inspired by the weekly Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #131.

Green and red cardstock panels were adhered to a white card base. Then a white panel with a die cut scallop was added. Onto that, a piece of designer paper was sponged with Pool Party ink and adhered. Next, a piece of designer paper depicting a village, sponged with Real Red ink, along with a piece of red cardstock, were added along with a strip of candy stripe paper.

A piece of green cardstock was die cut with large scallops. A Santa Claus image was cut from a piece of designer paper, sponged with Pool Party ink and adhered to the green scalloped piece. This was popped up and adhered with Dimensionals. In keeping with the sketch, three embellishments were added using mother of pearl sequins and red adhesive gems. Gems were also added along the scalloped edge of the white cardstock.

The sentiment was die cut three times - from craft foam, green cardstock and designer paper. The foam provided dimension, the green provided a shadow effect and the top layer was in the coordinating designer paper. This was adhered to the card. The inside was decorated with a strip of candy stripe paper.

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Techniques: Die cutting, fussy cutting, sponging
Size: A2 (4.25" x 5.5")
Materials are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted:
Inks: Pool Party, Real Red
Cardstock: Whisper White, Shimmery White, Mossy Meadow, Real Red
DSP: Home for Christmas Collection
Dies: SU! Greetings Thinlits, Lawn Fawn Stitched Scalloped Borders
Misc.: Craft foam, sequins, self-adhesive red gems

11 comments:

  1. Love it! Love the way you used the images from the paper! Great card! I was slow to the Christmas cards...I'm there now though...lol.... Thanks for playing along at Atlantic Hearts!

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  2. Boy, that was a fast card...and nothing like what you planned. Very pretty Christmas card...like the design paper you used above Santa and the bling on scallops. Great card.

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  3. This is awesome! I love that designer paper and you've used it perfectly. Great design! :)

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  4. I'm usually not a huge fan of red and green Christmas cards but this is gorgeous! Love the scene happening in the background and everything works together seamlessly. Thanks for joining us at Atlantic Hearts :)

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  5. Such a cute card, it reminds me of the cards they had when I was a little girl!

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  6. Melanie, I love this card. The Santa is a beautiful finish, it reminds me of an old fashioned greeting card.

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  7. So fun, I love it! Cute Santa! Thanks for playing along with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge (AHSC)!

    Brandi R
    DT member AHSC
    crzy4scrapbooking.blogspot.ca

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  8. Oh I just love love love this! Such a classic scene and color combo. Perfect! Thanks for joining us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge!

    Jess - DT Member

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  9. Yea! Christmas! Great design this week! Thanks for joining us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch this week!

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  10. Yea! Christmas! Great design this week! Thanks for joining us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch this week!

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  11. So cheerful and fun! Thanks for playing along with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge (AHSC)!

    Linda N
    DT member AHSC
    www.scrappytherapy.com

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