Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Be Merry - Santa in Blue and Brown

I decided that after a couple hundred years or so, Santa was bored with his red suit and wanted to update his look - so here is is with a blue suit. It may be non-traditional, but I really like it. I might just have to do more blue-suited Santas.

I am submitting this card for four (count them four) challenges this week. The info for each challenge is as follows:

Just Magnolia - Embossing - I used the Cuttlebug Victorian embossing folder for the background behind Santa and I heat embossed the sentiment.

Stamp Something - Something with Your Favorite Embellishment - That was a tough one. I'm not sure I have "one" favorite embellishment. I'm going to say it's ribbon and trim because I use that on almost every card I make. But I like punches and die cuts and pearls a lot too. :)

Sketch Saturday - Sketch shown below. I took a few liberties (fewer "circles" (snowflakes) and a circular sentiment), but hopefully it's still close enough to the original to count.

Cupcake Craft Challenge - Swirls and Pearls - I used my Quikutz Swirls die, plus a swirl in the sentiment and sort of swirls in the background paper and embossed background piece. I used pearls in the center of the die cut snowflakes, the sentiment snowflake and on the folded down corner.

Stamps: Santa (Magnolia); Be Merry (Imaginisce)
Ink: Vintage Sepia (VersaFine); Blue pigment ink (ColorBox); clear embossing powder
Paper: Cream cardstock (Hobby Lobby); brown cardstock (scraps); DP - Fruitcake (Basic Grey)
Tools: Circle and scalloped circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders); Victorian embossing folder (Cuttlebug); Swirls die (Quikutz); snowflake die (Cuttlebug)
Embellishments: cream trim (Wright's); pearls (Paper Studio)
Techniques: Prismacolor pencils blended with mineral spirits; heat embossing
Finished card size: 6" square


BA said...

hi judy
this is absolut wonderful, love the colours you used and the background is fantastic
xoxo BA

Jessie said...

Judy, I just love this card and blue is my favourite colour too! Love the detail on the card, it's a feast for the eyes! Just perfect :)

Barbara said...

Judy--I absolutely love this card! I like Santa's backup blue suit!!! I agree he needs a bit of a change now and again. Love the papers, swirls and pearls!

Susan said...

You did an awesome job and he is really pretty but......I'm still for tradition on some things. But if Santa were to change his suit to blue.....yours would be awesome.I need to color mine....both of them!:)

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Judy, what a gorgeous card. I love Santa in his blue suit and the blue/brown colour combo is stunning. The swirls and snowflakes look fab. Thanks for joining us at CCC this week. Hugs, Denise x

Pattie G said...

Judy, this is so clever to give Santa a different color suit other than red. Very creative... Nice to meet you.


Anonymous said...

He's gorgeous in blue and brown. Those colors are in fashion now. He's a hip Santa. :)

a portland granny said...

What a pretty card....and what lovely colors together! I love it....and you sure did well in getting all of the requirements in there!!

craftycrafter said...

hi Judy just been on another blog and saw your comments,so clicked on to you to see what you do, and its great your use of the cuttlebug and colour is lovely please drop by mine and say hello

Donna said...

This is beautiful Judy, you've done a smashing job with this weeks pearls and swirls theme, love your colour combination! Thanks for joining in the fun at CCC this week :) Donna x

POPPET said...

This is really gorgeous, i love the colours that you have chosen, a beautiful creation, thanks for joining us at Cupcake, hugs Pops x

GiftsByHeidi said...

Wow, 4 challenges!! That is a lot. Love your card! Love the blue suit!! It works with your card.

Liza said...

Great job, I love the blue santa suit! Thanks for joining us at CCC.

Liza x

Janice W. said...

It works! I didn't think I would like a blue suit on Santa, but your card is wonderful!! I love the colors and textures. Great card!!