Friday, October 7, 2016

Fab Friday 97 Sketch Challenge: Detailed Santa Greetings

Happy Friday!  It's shaping up to be an eventful weekend here on the east cost and our thoughts are with everyone who's impacted by Hurricane Matthew and we're hoping for his early departure back out to see.  We've had a super busy week, full of activities which has left little time to relax so I made it a point to hop down to the studio for a little crafting therapy to relieve some stress and decided to play along with this weeks Fab Friday sketch challenge.  I've been working on a lot of Halloween projects lately, I think because it will be there soon so I decided to change things up and make a fun Christmas card using some products from the Holiday catalog I haven't shown off yet.

I started with Crumb Cake cardstock for the cardbase and then added a piece of Cherry Cobbler cardstock as a mat behind my Basic Black cardfront.  On the carfront I used the Merry Medley stamp set (this background set as so many great greetings you could use together or individually) and stamped it using Whisper White Craft Ink for a chalkboard effect.

For the main image I took a piece of Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper and cut a circle out using a 2 1/2" Circle punch and then used the Big Shot and the Detailed Santa Framelit to cut just a part of the Santa image and then added another circle of Emerald Envy cardstock so the details pops.  I like how I didn't glue down Santa's glasses so they look like they're raised (completely unintentional).  For the greeting I sued the Greetings from Santa stamp set (it's part of a bundle with the framelit so you save 10% when you buy them together) an was stamped using Cherry Cobbler ink on Crumb Cake cardstock.  To cut it out I used the Big Shot and Project Life Cards and Labels Framelits to make it look like a ticket and then attached it with dimensionals.  The final touch was to add a double bow tied with Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine.

It's hard to tell from this picture but the Santa is so sparkly I love it and it's not too overpowering (I've heard some people think you can have too much glitter, of course I think they're crazy!)  I know you don't want to admit it but Christmas will be here before you know it so now is the time to start planning your family cards and other gifts and projects.  If you need inspiration please let me know and we can come up with something perfect to suit your needs.

Below are easy ordering links for the products used on today's card:

Have a fun and safe weekend!

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  1. Unintentional or not the popped glasses were the first detail I noticed and said "cute!!" to myself. Love that background's my new favorite! Thanks for sharing at Fab Friday!

  2. Oo, I love this Santa over green! And what a happy accident with his specs! Gorgeous bold background, too - beautiful composition! Thanks so much for playing at Fab Friday!

  3. That's awesome! Love the colors and your little Santa face with his popped up glasses if perfect! Thanks for joining us at Fab Friday, hope to see you again soon!

  4. Love this card!! and I now need the background!! :)


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