Friday, August 20, 2010

STAMPIN' UP! JOLLY OLD SAINT NICK!



Nancy and I thought and thought about a good way to make Santa's beard nice and fluffy for this card. We finally came up with this creation, and I love the way it turned out!

We used some of the Stampin' Up! Candy Cane Christmas Designer Series Paper with the Stampin' Up! Jolly Old Saint Nick Stamp Set. Both of these items are available in the Stampin' Up! Occasions Mini Catalog, and they are definitely a "must have"! The glitter on the Designer Series Paper is simply beautiful.

For our card we embossed the image with Basic Black Craft Ink and Clear Embossing Powder. We watercolored Santa's face and then colored his hat with a Real Red marker. The sentiment is from the Stampin' Up! Teeny Tiny Words Stamp Set, and we punched it out with the Stampin' Up! Word Window Punch and then mounted it onto a piece of Garden Green Cardstock that was punched with the Stampin' Up! Modern Label Punch.

Are you ready to hear what we finally settled on for Santa's beard? Well, we took two styrofoam balls and rubbed them together. That made some really small, soft looking pieces, that we caught in a Tidy Tray. Then we filled in Santa's beard, facial hair, hat trim and ball with Stampin' Up! Crystal Effects and spooned the styrofoam pieces onto it. How cool is that? It definitely gives Santa a great look!

2 comments :

Wanda J said...

Love your Santa card! TFS!

Betty said...

cool idea! love your card!