Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Xmas Santa card

by Sharon Jeffs

Xmas Santa card


  • Paper and Cardstock
    • Bazzill White card     ( BAZ-10-1005   $0.59)
    • My Minds Eye Patterned Card, Holly Jolly, Jingle Bells     ( MME-P-HJ1005   $0.99)
  • Stamps
    • Frantic Stamper Rubber Stamp, Santa in Chimney from Plate 136     ( 136-01-M   $5.00)
  • Inks and Embossing Powders
  • Embellishments
  • Tools
  • Adhesives


  • Cut a piece measuring 5 inches by 10 inches from the white cardstock and fold in half to form the card base.

  • Cut two squares from the patterned paper, the first measuring 4 3/4 inches by 4 3/4 inches and the second measuring 4 1/2 inches by 4 1/2 inches.

  • Using the smaller of the two patterned paper squares, punch the corners from each with the corner punch and then the borders to create a patterned piece.

  • Ink the edges of the larger patterned paper square with the green side up, using the Pinecone ink.
    Adhere the border cut piece to the centre of this.

  • Ink the edges of the white base using the pinecone ink.
    Apply each of the two corner rub-ons to the corners, I chose to do the top left and the bottom right corner.

  • Adhere the whole patterned paper piece to the centre front of the white card so that the two corners just peep out on either side.

  • Cut a smaller square of white card that measures approximately 3 1/2 inches by 3 1/2 inches.
    Using the denim ink and a blending tool, apply a layer of blue to the card in a gradient fashion so that it is darker at the base.

  • Stamp the image onto the centre of the card using the Pitch black pad.
    Heat set to ensure it is thoroughly dry.

  • Apply all the bling from the Corner rub-ons to the snow drops randomly.

  • Colour the image with whichever medium you prefer; I chose to use markers.

  • Finally, add the Picket Fence Stickles to the snow area at his feet and colour his beard and jacket fur with the Smooch moonlight.
    (I found I had to do a second coat on the beard to get a thicker colour).

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