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Friday, May 3, 2013

Punched Out Santa


Good Friday morning everyone.  As you can see, I have a Christmas card for you today.  There was no Merry Monday challenge last week so I knew I would be in the mood to make a card this week.  This card is based on the Merry Monday Challenge #59 and the 52 (Christmas) Card Throwdown April Technique Challenge - Use Punches.

I chose Gumball Green card stock for the card base.  I embossed the front using two of the Ovals Framelits by placing them on the card front with the cutting edges up and running them through the Big Shot.  It's hard to see in the photo but you get two different levels of raised ovals.  I then used the same two dies to cut out an oval from the Snow Festival designer paper which I placed around the center raised oval.  Is this clear to anyone; I did it and I'm confused.  I then added a piece of the same
designer paper and a piece of Gumball Green ribbon (snipped one end for the pennant effect) to a strip of Whisper White card stock and added it to the card.  The Santa was made using the following:  Face - Large Oval Punch and Blushing Bride card stock; Hat & hat brim - Extra Large Oval Punch using Red Glimmer paper and Whisper White card stock; Beard - Ornament Punch using Whisper White card stock and run through the Big Shot with the Petals-a-Plenty embossing folder; Mustache - Bird Builder Punch using Whisper White card stock and the same embossing folder; Nose - Itty Bitty Shapes Punch using Blushing Bride card stock and sponged around the edges with Blushing Bride ink; Mouth - Owl Builder Punch using Blushing Bride card stock; Top of hat - Itty Bitty Shapes Punch using Whisper White card stock.  I sponged Frost White Shimmer Paint on the raised part of the beard and mustache and on the hat topper.  Glue Dots were used to attach the pieces together.  He was attached to the card with Dimensionals.  The final touch was the Googlies for the eyes.  The Santa is based on one I saw on Jill Hilliard's blog here.  He certainly was fun and easy to put together.  Enjoy your weekend.  We've been having some beautiful weather in the Northeast - I hope it lasts.

Stampin' Up! Products Used 
Ink:  Frost White Shimmer Paint (#116854); Blushing Bride Ink Pad (retired but not for long)
Card Stock/Designer Paper:  Gumball Green Card Stock (#126840); Blushing Bride Card Stock (retired but returning 6/1); Whisper White Card Stock (#100730); Red Glimmer Paper (#121790); Snow Festival Designer Series Paper (retired)
Tools:  Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (#113439); Ovals Collection Framelits Dies (#129381); Ornament Punch (#119847); Large Oval Punch (#119855); Extra-Large Oval Punch (#119859); Bird Builder Punch (#117191); Owl Builder Punch (#118074); Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack (#118309); Sponge Daubers (#102892); Petals-a-Plenty Embossing Folder (#116824)
The Finishing Touches:  Gumball Green 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon (#126848); Stampin' Dimensionals (#104430); Glue Dots (#103683); Googlies (retired

     
  


12 comments:

Louise van Vuren said...

Great Santa, Patti. Love how you've added texture to his beard with the embossing. Thanks for playing along with 52 CCT

Louise xx

Danielle Vincent said...

Hi there - this is just wonderful! What a darling Santa you've made. Thanks so much for joining us this week at 52CCT!

Susan said...

Boy! You are really creative! I'd never have thought of this...spectacular!

Ann Schach said...

Oh my gosh! This Santa is cuter than all get out! You just have to love those googly eyes!

Dale Morin said...

Love your Santa!

~amy~ said...

What a fun Santa! Such a great card! Thanks for playing with us at Merry Monday!

Bonnie said...

What a delightful Santa, Patti! I love his embossed whiskers! Thanks so much for sharing him with us at Merry Monday!

Susan Joyce said...

Very fun Santa, love how you used punches to create him. Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday.

Notes by Nina said...

Wonderful card, I love the Santa. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday this week.

Allisa said...

Love your punch art! Thanks for playing with us at Merry Monday!

Deborah Frings said...

Oh this is brilliant! Love your jolly Santa with the embossed beard and sparkle on his hat! Thanks so much for playing along with 52CCT!

Brenda said...

Congratulations! It's great to share TOP HONOR with you...your card is absolutely stunning!