Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Christmas Wishes and White Whiskers

So… Ho, ho ho!  Who has white whiskers and is often seen at Christmas?  Santa Claus, of course!  Today’s card share features the mini catalog hostess stamp set “Christmas Wishes” along with lovely “Candlelight Christmas” Designer Series Paper.1_santaclaus_hostess_100712_sharon_Field We made a similar version of this card in the October First Wednesday Card Club meeting… skipping the embossed background and offsetting the focal Santa Claus image.3_bashfulblue_and_pip_markers_lipsneyes_Sfield Santa’s eyebrows, mustache and pom pom at the top of his cap were all covered with liquid appliqué and heat set to make it puff.  Unfortunately, stampin’ up doesn’t carry this product… but it sure is fun to work with.  Puffy Paint (available at the local craft stores) works similarly, or you can try making your own… it’s really simple and the tried and true recipe can be found at Housing a Forest.  3.Mustache_and_pinkcheeks_blueeyedsanta Just for fun, I also used the fine point tip of a bashful blue marker to draw Santa’s pretty blue eyes, and a Pretty in Pink marker to add color to his rosy cheeks and lower lip!4.champagne_glimmer-backed_brads_accent Champagne glimmer paper accents were punched and pierced before adding glimmer brads to the lower right edge of the card as well.  In the club meeting we added a fun brushed bronze designer button threaded with narrow taffeta ribbon and pop dotted it onto the card.

I hope you enjoyed today’s candlelight Christmas card, and look forward to reading your comments!

Tomorrow I’ll be sharing a fun card and some special news for the Paper Craft Crew Challenge Sketch!



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Christmas Wishes and White Whiskers Santa Claus Card… HO, HO HO!

Stamps:  Christmas Wishes (Hostess) WM 127982 / CM 1279895

Papers:  Candlelight Delight Designer Series Paper 126901, Real Red, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla 101650, Champagne Glimmer Paper 127885

Inks:  Real Red

Terrific Tools:  1/2” Circle Punch 119869, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine 113439, Square Lattice Embossing Folder 119976, Heat Tool 129055, paper piercing tool 126189

Awesome Accessories:  Basics Glimmer Brads 121003, Stampin’ Dimensionals 104430, Liquid Appliqué (Creative Memories)

Techniques:  Piercing, Liquid Appliqué, punching, Heat Embossing

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Nikki Spencer said...

Lovely layout Sharon and your glimmer paper/brad embelli's are such a nice addition.

Jenny said...

he is so adorable! love all the texture.