Good morning! I have another holiday card for you today with a focal point that I’m just loving… I have a thing for vintage Santas. I decorate my house in a few different “themes” for Christmas, and my kitchen theme is a cherry red and white color scheme with lots of vintage Santas…. Santa mugs, Santa cookie jars, Santa tea towels…. it’s a sickness haha. So when the folks at Spellbinders asked if I wanted to play with their new Santa D-Lite, I was super excited!
I began by die cutting all of the pieces from the Santa D-Lite die set from plain white card stock. I could have used colored card stock, and frankly I probably should have considering the sheer volume of the colored card stock in my stash, but I wanted to try adding some Copic shading. I colored the hat, face, nose, and beard using my Copics, adding plenty of pink to his cheeks and nose! I also colored his eyes using a T10 Copic marker. For the “fur” on the hat, I wanted to try something a little different… I added some Crystal Glaze, then while it was still wet, covered it with White Puff embossing powder and heated it up. The heat from the heat gun caused the glaze to kinda bubble up and the EP puffed up nicely.
Behind Santa, I wanted a subtle halo to accentuate the details of the die cut while also providing a bit of a visual buffer from the red hat to the red background. I lightly blended some white pigment ink on a panel of red card stock, then stamped some teeny tiny snowflake stamps from my stash using the same white pigment ink. I also added tiny dots of white gel pen just to add a third size of “snowflake.” I stamped the greeting on some thin white strips of card stock, then adhered them and Santa with dimensional foam adhesive.
Well, that’s all for me today! I love having reasons to make holiday cards… I always have grand intentions of making them throughout the year, and then find myself scrambling at the last minute to create enough cards to send out to family and friends. I hope that, despite the ridiculous heat outside, I’ve given you some holiday inspiration today! Thanks so much for stopping by, and have a marvelous day!