Sunday, October 27, 2013

Santa Claus is Coming to Town

Today's card is an easy one to pull together is your way behind on making your cards for the holidays.  It is based on three challenges:  Merry Monday #80 (music or carol inspired), Colours and Sketches Challenge #48, and 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge #22 (fancy fold - my card is not real fancy, just not the normal fold).

I started with a piece of Shimmery White card stock cut at 5-1/2" x 8-1/2".  It was scored on the long side at 1-1/2" and 5-3/4" and folded on the score lines.  I then cut a piece of Winter Frost designer paper with the Big Shot and the #9 die from the Circles Collection Framelits.  In any of the die collections with lots of dies, I number each die starting from the inside (smallest) to the outside (largest).  This was matted 
with a piece of Island Indigo card stock cut from the largest die (large scallop circle) from the same collection.  This was attached to the wider of front folds.  The image from the Santa's List stamp set was heat embossed on Shimmery White card stock using VersaMark and Smoky Slate embossing powder and cut out with the #6 die.  A mat for the image was cut out of Island Indigo card stock with the #7 die.
Dazzling Diamonds were added to Santa's beard, hat and cuffs using a glue pen.  The image layer was attached to the card using Glue Dots on just the top part.  Using adhesive too far down on the back of the image would prevent you from opening the card.  The sentiment from the same stamp set was stamped on Shimmery White with Island Indigo ink, matted with a piece of Island Indigo card
stock and attached using Dimensionals.  Rhinestones were added for some holiday sparkle and the finishing touch.  This is one of those sketches that can be used with many different images and papers and not just for Christmas.  If your creative mojo ever goes to sleep, a good way to get it back is find one of the many challenges out in blog land to help wake it up.  Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you've been having a great weekend.  See you soon.

Stampin' Up! Products Used 
Stamp Set:  Santa's List (w-#131808/c-#131811)
Ink:  Island Indigo Classic Stampin' Pad (#126986); VersaMark (#102283)
Card Stock/Designer Paper:  Shimmery White Card Stock (#101910); Island Indigo Card Stock (#122923); Winter Frost Specialty Designer Series Paper (#132341)
Tools:  Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (#113439); Heat Tool (#129053); Circles Collection Framelits (#130911)
The Finishing Touches:  Rhinestone Basic Jewels (#119246); Smoky Slate Stampin' Emboss Powder (#129396); 2-Way Glue Pen (#100425); Dazzling Diamonds Stampin' Glitter (#102023); Glue Dots (#103683); Stampin' Dimensionals (#104430)



Bonnie said...

If it isn't a regular fold, it's a fancy fold around here! It's perfect for this Santa stamp! Love the bling! Now I'm singing Santa Claus is coming to town! Thanks for sharing it with us at Merry Monday and congratulations on your honorable mention last week!

Jacqueline said...

Thanks for playing along with us this week at CC&S and 52CCT, it's a beautiful card - Jacqueline xx

Karen D said...

The shimmery cardstock, the unique folding and the gorgeous embossed Santa make this card a real standout. The dazzling diamonds finishes it beautifully.

Claire Creates Cards said...

I love the creative fold of your card and the colors are beautiful!

nitestamper said...

simply darling card!!!!!
love the perfectly great layout!!!!

Mynnette said...

What a genius way to combine the fold and the sketch!!! I adore the fabulous wintry colors and the great image, too! Thanks for joining us at 52CCT! :)

karen h said...

Wonderful card! I love the colors and bling! Thanks for joining us at CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge!

Patricia Hays said...

How refreshing to see a Santa *without* red! The teal blues are a great alternative color! Thanks so much for joining in both 52{C}CT and CC&S this week! :)

Deborah Frings said...

I think this is really super fold, love the image and sparkle too! Great colours! Thanks so much for playing along with 52CCT this week!

Danielle Vincent said...

I really like this fold Patti! That paper is so gorgeous too. Thanks so much for joining us this week at 52CCT!

Ruth M said...

This is a great fold Patti and a great card - it's a wonderful interpretation of the sketch! I love your colours and the gems arranged in groups of 3 is a lovely touch! Thanks so much for sharing your fab fancy fold card with us at 52 C}CT! Ruth x

Louise van Vuren said...

Very clever way to use the sketch and make it into a fancy fold. Thankyou for joining in with both challenges. Love the colours you chose and the touches of bling. Fab card!

Louise xx

Greta said...

Neat card!

Louise Radies said...

Patti, I have just come over from Stampin' Connection and I am your newest FOLLOWER. Lovely blog and projects. Hope you will come by and visit me on my blog and FOLLOW ME if you wish.
Happy Stampin' Louise