October 30, 2013

Merry Monday #81!

The challenge for this week at Merry Monday is simply to use a Santa image:

The card I ended up with is nothing at all that I designed in my head! How funny is that? Here's my card for this week:

I decided to add trees in the background, then I decided to add snow, then came the Glimmer Paper and the Seam Binding....whoa, I had to stop myself! My Santa is embossed and heat set with Cherry Cobbler Embossing Powder. I fussy cut him and then added a little bit of color to his beard, hat and cuffs with a Blender Pen & Soft Suede Ink:

Notice the little scroll at the bottom of Santa's list? I rolled a piece of Whisper White Cardstock, glue the end of my paper down, dipped each end in VersaMark Ink and dipped a 2nd time in Cherry Cobbler Embossing Powder, heated with my Heat Tool and then used a Blender Pen dipped in Soft Suede Ink to "dirty" up the scroll.

The Silver Glimmer Paper looks wonderful layered with Soft Sky & Cherry Cobbler Cardstocks. How fun!

Card Supplies:
  • Cardstock: Soft Sky, Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Silver Glimmer Paper
  • Inks: Old Olive, Soft Sky, Soft Suede, VersaMark
  • Stamps: Evergreen, Gorgeous Grunge, Greetings of the Season, Santa's List
  • Accessories: Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding Ribbon, Baker's Twine
  • Tools: Heat Tool, Cherry Cobbler Embossing Powder, Stampin' Dimensionals
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  1. love what you did with the scroll! and I love that Santa image! beautiful card.

  2. Love the scroll, Debbie! It's the first thing I noticed about your card. Such a fantastic way to add dimension to your card. The scene you created behind Santa is perfect too!

  3. Love this Santa image. I particularly like the trees in the background - perfect added touch. And the little scroll is a great idea.

  4. Great card and I really like the 3D scroll too...makes me smile! :0)

  5. Wow, you know how to make SU stamps shine, Debbie! Love your Santa card and the trees in the background!!! Thank you for joining us at Merry Monday!

  6. Love everything about your card...really lovely!

  7. Fabulous card Debbie, I love the vintage Santa. Thank you for playing along with Merry Monday.

  8. Sweet design Debbie, I love the scroll. Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday.

  9. Santa looks fantastic in front of the trees! I LOVE that little scroll! So perfect with this image! Thanks for sharing him with us at Merry Monday!

  10. Fabulous Santa card!! I just love how festive Santa looks in front of the trees. What a great idea for the background.


  11. Great card, Debbie! Love how you've featured Santa against the stamped trees! So clever!


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