Hi everyone!! Happy Friday!
I cannot even believe we are just two days away from Christmas! I cannot even WAIT for Christmas morning with my girls...I LOVE this time of year!
I have one last Christmas card to share with you before the big day. My dear friend Jessica sent me this ADORABLE Ho Ho Ho stamp set from There She Goes along with a gorgeous Christmas card, and I just could not bear not inking him up at least once this season. I seriously LOVE this Santa!
I started with this week's Deconstructed Sketch, DS32, for the layout. SUCH a fun sketch! The patterned paper is Peppermint from Crate Paper and I stamped Santa in Memento Tuxedo Black onto Choice Snow White Cardstock and colored him with Copic Markers. I gave all the trim on his hat and jacket a dusting of crystal glitter, and added some sparkle to his belt with a Black Spica Glitter Pen. I then "fussy cut" him out and layered him onto a panel cut with Circle Nestabilities and Wonky Rectangle Nestabilities. I added stitching around the circle (stitch by stitch ala my pal Jody), and the patterned paper panels were embossed with the Seeing Spots Embossing Folder.
I added tons of stitching, and the scallop border on top was created with the Large Simply Scallops Die-Namics from MFT. I cut the snowflakes using the Let It Snowflake Die-Namics, also from MFT, out of My Favorite Felt in Puff Cloud White, and the sentiment, "Ho Ho Ho" was stamped onto a panel cut with the First Place Award Ribbon Die-Namics, also from MFT.
I finished this off with a ribbon/bow combo of Pure Poppy Saddle Stitch Ribbon, as well as two black brads that I used my brand new Brad Setter to attach (thank you Kerry!!!). Where has this tool been all my life? LOVE it!
Thanks SO much for stopping by!!
Stamps: Ho Ho Ho from There She Goes
Paper: Black Licorice (MFT), Choice Snow White (TE) and Peppermint (Crate Paper)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Copic Markers, Crystal Glitter, Black Spica Glitter Pen, Large Simply Scallops Die-Namics (MFT), Let It Snowflake Die-Namics (MFT), First Place Award Ribbon Die-Namics (MFT), Seeing Spots Embossing Folder, Circle Nestabilities, Wonky Rectangle Nestabilities, Black Brads, Brad Setter, My Favorite Felt in Puff Cloud White, Janome Sew Mini and Foam Tape