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
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