Hello friends. Playing with the challenge at Merry Monday this week, and using a Santa on our cards. My favorite of ALL my Santa stamps is a retired stamp by Flourishes called "Santa I believe", so the challenge to me was to come up with a card different than the others I've made over the years. Not sure I succeeded, but I ended up making 2, and the one I liked best was this one:
I stamped the Santa in Soft Suede ink on cream colored cs and then cut a smaller layer of deep red Coredinations cs that I embossed with a swirled ef (The Paper Studio) and then lightly sanded. I popped this layer up with some dimensionals and added a star die cut from Cherry Cobbler cs and stamped with "be very merry" from SU!. I tied a bit of bakers twine behind the star and added a diamond dot for some bling.
My 2nd card is actually the first card I made, and while I like it, I like the one above better. Here's the 1st one I made:
I used Soft Suede ink again (I love the vintage look this color gives the Santa!) and stamped the Santa off to the right a bit on my card base. Next I stamped a smaller layer with SU!'s "Hardwood" background stamp and then used my Lil Inkers Stitched Circle dies to cut out the circle off centered. I also popped this layer up using dimensionals. I added a cream colored seam binding ribbon and a Simon Says Stamp Merry Christmas die cut from glittered red cardstock. I really do like this card, but like the other one just a tad bit more. Which one do you like best? Would love to hear your thoughts! :0)
You can check out all the other Santa cards and get info to play along right here.
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