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Wednesday, 21 July 2010

Santa's visiting early and he's on a die cut not a sleigh!!

The current challenge over at Die Cut Dreams Christmas Challenge blog is to use Santa on your card so here is the card I made for this challenge:
The card is based on the current sketch at Sketch and Stash which I have shown below:
This stamp is one I bought from Clarity Stamp ages and ages ago and is very sadly neglected I am sorry to say.  So out it came stamped in Black Stazon on to a white die cut from Die Cut Dreams.  The green die cut is a bit of a cheat really.  Sorry Susie, but I didn't have any green ones and no time to order any, so I used one of your fabulous Die Cuts and drew round it onto some green sparkly card and cut it out (don't look too closely and you won't be able to tell it was cut by hand!!!).  I coloured the hat with red stickles, used white liquid pearls for his fur and white glitter for his beard.  Then I stamped a border with some tapestry stamps.
I added a green ribbon across the middle of the card and secured this through the back of the DP before sticking it to the card blank.  I used two small pieces of cream lace across opposite corners and I added a red heart brad and a christmas wreath charm with jump rings hanging from the ribbon.
I am quite pleased with how this turned out and I will also enter this card into the following challenges:
Alphabet Challenge - L is for Lace
Artful Inkables - Background technique
Die Cut Dreams Christmas Challenge - Santa
Sketch and Stash - Sketch #40
Pixie Dust Challenge - Forest Green and Cranberry
Creative Cottage - Touchy Feely (stickles, liquid pearls and glitter)