Friday, December 18, 2015

I quadruple dipped !

When I saw Michele's Muse card, I knew that I wanted to make a few for the neighbours on our cul-de-sac that have young children.  As I don't have any kind of an elf image, I resorted to my only Santa stamp (my first purchase from PTI) and combined the inspiration from Michele's card and this week's CAS(E) this Sketch from Chrissy Larson.  My sentiments are from PTI and Happy Little Stampers (Merry Christmas).  I love how the three different fonts play together!
I stamped my Santa onto patterned paper and cut out his face!  The same Santa image was stamped twice, once onto a dry embossed swirly EF and another onto cream CS.  On the cream card, I dotted his eyes with a Sakura sparkling black pen and used a very pale peach Copic marker (one of the 00) for his cheeks.  This was layered under the red patterned "open face" Santa image.  The beard and mustache were cut from the curly dry embossed card and I added Ranger white enamel to coat all whiskers.  The same enamel was used on his cuffs, hat surround and pom pom end.  I was going to add a gift package from the same set to his giving "hands", but went with a folk art shaped wood heart and coated with clear wink of Stella.  The bottom corners were rounded and that was that!  I just have to package up another batch of peanut brittle and lemon shortbread cookies to deliver to the families.

Also sending over to SSS Monday challenge where they are asking for
Just a use of the white enamel.

And, playing for the very first time at 
Happy Little Stampers 
Mixed Media Challenge 
my enamel, ink and WOS

So far, I am feeling good about the house being decorated inside and out and feel like I am almost on schedule...what am I forgetting?  There must be something!
I hope that you are having a great week and that all is calm in your little corner of the world.
Thanks for stopping by...



  1. Chriss!!! I LOve this guy!! All of your clever efforts really give him the most wonderful appeal! LOve his beard ... Thank you so much for joining in on the fun this week at Muse, And CTS!!! xx
    =] Michele

  2. How fabulous your Santa is, Chriss ... what awesome detailing! All is calm here ... not ready for the Big day, but calm anyway!! That peanut brittle and the lemon shortbread cookies sound good ... ! Hugs, mon amie! Anita :)

  3. Um, Chriss, will you let me know when one of the houses in the cul de sac goes up for sale? Thank you. You really turned Santa into a keepsake for generations to come and it is genius how you collaborated those sediments for your beautiful message. There aren't many cards that will grab attention away from your peanut brittle and cookies, but this one will!! Happy Holiday Hugs, Darnell

  4. Love your creativity with Santa ... wonderful interpretation of Michele's card.

  5. Gorgeous take on Michele's Muse card, Chriss! Great pairing of sentiments, and I love how you created dimension with your Santa...fabulous beard, too!

  6. 4 challenges?! Wow! With that perfectly CAS card! Well done! So glad you joined us at Muse this week!

  7. I really love how your card turned out! It has that comfort of traditional elements, yet it is still refreshingly clean and modern. Love all the details you thought to include like the rounded corners and the sparkles here and there. I thought the heart was particularly clever and I'm so glad you shared these great techniques and ideas with us here at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

  8. What a wonderful take on the Muse!! Absolutely fabulous card!

  9. love your sweet little santa - thanks for joining us at the HLS Mixed Media Challenge

  10. Fabulous your amazing Santa! Wishing you a very Happy New Year.

  11. Love that beard! He's such a cute little guy. Thanks so much for playing along at Happy Little Stampers! :)


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