Thursday, 30 September 2021

Cool Santa

I'm here with a card for the latest challenge at Freshly Made Sketches, where our hostess this week is Narelle Farrugia.  I created a Christmas card using her fun sketch. 

I started by white-embossing the Christmas Background stamp onto a white card base.  I then adhered a Wild Cherry die-cut circle to the right of centre.  I die-cut and coloured Santa Man before adhering him to a second Wild Cherry die-cut circle.  The red part of his hat and his beard are adhered directly to the circle and the rest is popped up on foam tape.  I also coloured the white parts of his hat with clear sparkle pen.

Finally, I added a hot-foiled sentiment and this card was done.

I hope you'll visit the blog and see the wonderful cards made by the rest of the design team.

I'm playing along with a few challenges with this card:  Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge, Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes with Dies and Sweet Stampin' Challenge (Christmas in September)

Products used:

Stamps:  Christmas Background (SSS)
Ink:  Versamark
Cardstock:  White, Black, X-Press It, Wild Cherry (MFT), Silver Hot Foil, Pearlescent Vellum (Lawn Fawn)
Dies:  Santa Man (SSS), Pierced Circle Stax (MFT), Holiday Sentiments Series 2 (Spellbinders)
Accessories:  Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Pen, Copics, White EP


Edited to Add:  This card got a shout out at Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge.


Judy Rozema said...

How fun and creative this is! I love his glasses and the bright reds!

Linda Callahan said...

Omg….those glasses! I love this hip Santa……has a ZZ Top vibe going on!

Amy O said...

What a fun Santa! Those glasses are so cool and make me smile. Cute card, Karren!

I Card Everyone said...

This darling card would make anybody's Christmas more fun! Karren - he's fantastic!!

kiwimeskreations said...

A graphic and dramatic card... love the Santa man. Awesome use of the sketch
Stay safe

LeAnne said...

LOVE this Santa....those glasses are amazing! Your coloring is superb too!

Dawn T said...

What a super Santa Karren. Very cleverly done

Kim S said...

He is great!! I love how he pops on the two simple red circles with the white background!

A.Rose said...

So love this!!!! Just makes me giggle!

Jacquie Southas said...

I adore this design, Karren! I had this Santa in the SSS cart a couple times without buying and just put him in again.

Jen Brum said...

Oh this is just fabulous Karren! I just love that Santa and his glasses! So cute! Love how the red just pops! Perfect for Christmas! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

Jen Timko said...

No way...this is so freaking great! I love your Santa! What a fun card.

Cécile RIBON said...

Wow! I'm totally in love with this stunning Christmas card, Karren! This is so striking! It makes such a creative take on the sketch!

Catie Cuddles said...

This is stunning! Love that use of the santa dies.
Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes with Dies challenge.
Happy crafting!
Catherine x DT

Sammy said...

Brilliant! love it! Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week. Sammy-x

Narelle Farrugia said...

Oh that is so cool! I have never seen this Santa man and those fabulous specs! Awesome Xmas card Karren!