Monday, September 17, 2007

Santa Baby

This is another candidate for my card class. I bought this stamp set because of this Santa image. He is just so jolly looking, but I was having a hard time coming up with a card tonight.

So, I browsed the gallery on splitcoast and fell in love with the red & black coloring on Lee Conrey's Christmas card. I also loved the layout and polka dots in Genann's Jolliest Santa card. So, I combined the two and came up with this card.

If I use this card in the class, I will replace the polka dot layer with a strip of the Dashing designer paper. (I just don't have it yet.)

To get that vibrant red coloring I decided to use markers, but I was worried about getting streaks. Then I remembered a tip we learned at convention this year. I stamped the Santa on watercolor paper and then colored him in with markers. If I ended up with any streaks, I just went over them with a blender pen until the color was solid. I think this is a very cool technique and I am really pleased with the results.

Stamps: Jolliest Time of the Year, Glad Tidings, Polka Dot Backgrounder from Cornish Heritage Farms
Ink: Palette Noir Black ink, Real Red
Markers: Real Red, Basic Black, Summer Sun
Paper: Real Red, Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Watercolor Paper
Accessories: Black Grosgrain Ribbon, Dazzling Diamonds glitter
Tools: 1 1/4" circle punch, 1 3/8" circke punch


Pat Huntoon said...

Very cute Stef!

Kirsten said...

Thanks for you input! I'll change it back! And this is a very cute card!

Laura said...

What a cute card!

Donna said...

Soooo adorable! I love your blog.


Chris Scrappin and Stampin in Texas said...

This card is so adorable!

amycara said...

Adorable card, Stef! LOVE IT!!!

rozie640 said...

Very cute Santa!!! Love how vibrant every thing looks!

Sheryl said...

Very nicely done! Thanks for sharing the marker tip--didn't know that!

My Paper World said...

So cute!

Andrea Walford said...

Very cute!

Tex said...

Ho Ho HO O O O O O O!!
This is entirely fun, Fun, FUN!!