This week the As You See It Challenge is SANTA! This paper became a fast favorite when we used it at Convention this summer! We made a card element that I turned into a card (I’ll show it next week) and the main part of it was the Santa from the Home for Christmas Designer Series Paper! This paper is fantastic…especially if you like to fussy cut the beautiful, handpainted images of Santas, Christmas Trees, Poinsettias and if you aren’t me, Deer. (I swear I’m the only person on the planet who doesn’t love these deer.)
This card is really pretty simple. I combined the As You See It Challenge #116 with the Retro Sketches challenge this week. The sketch prompted me to do something I NEVER do…a square card! Here’s a tip for you: if you’re mailing a square card, it requires more postage, unless you put it in a rectangular envelope. The finished size of this card is 4-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ so you could pop it into a regular A2 envelope if you wanted to save on postage. OR, make a fabulous custom square envelope with the Envelope Punch Board!
Both patterned papers are from the same pack as the santa that I fussy cut. I layered a piece of the gold printed vellum from the Wonderland Vellum Stack (on sale now! more about that later!) under the vellum I stamped the sentiment on.
The sentiment is from the Project Life December 2015 Stamp Set. I am WILD about the font combinations in this stamp set! I used my Embossing Buddy to prep the vellum so stray powder flecks wouldn’t be a problem, stamped my sentiment in VersaMark (I stamped ‘Christmas’, poured the powder onto it, then stamped ‘Merry’, poured the powder onto it, and then heated it up), and used Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Emboss Powder to really make the sentiment pop off the card. I went ahead and used Fast Fuse behind the gold foil vellum piece (I cannot see the adhesive) and hid a tiny bit of Multipurpose Liquid Glue behind the embossed letters, as well as adhering the banners under the Santa element.
The Sheet Music Designer Series Paper is popped up with a layer of Fun Foam. This is a tip I’m loving from Jennifer McGuire as it holds up better in the mail than foam tape, dimensionals, etc. on large layers. I stacked two Stampin’ Dimensionals I’d cut in half and put them under the left side of Santa (that’s hanging off of the paper layer) to support him.
My second favorite thing on this card (besides the yummy designer series paper) is the enamel dots! These are beautiful!!! Card measurements/cut list will be below, as well as the full list of supplies (just click on a picture to see it in my Online Store)!
New product alert…I may have lied…this may instead be my most favorite thing about this card! WINK OF STELLA Clear Glitter Brush Pen!!! It is coming out in our Occasions Catalog in January. I was excited about it, but didn’t truly fall in love until I brushed it onto the red parts of Santa’s suit! Gorgeous in real life!!!
All in all, a super simple but fun card! I hope you enjoyed it! Feel free to leave me a comment and tell me if you’re a fan of fussy cutting or not! I find it to be super relaxing and love to do it in front of the television.
If you aren’t on my email newsletter list, you’ll have missed my message that the Year-End Sale began today!!! We’re talking savings up to 60% on great products – some retiring products from the Holiday Catalog!
FINALLY, go check out the As You See It Challenge and play along! You have until next Wednesday to submit a card with a Santa theme! 🙂 Check it out at www.AsYouSeeItChallenge.com!!! If you haven’t been over there yet, we have a new challenge for you every Friday to get your creative juices flowing!
Mossy Meadow: 4-1/4″ x 8-1/2″, scored at 4-1/4″
Home for Christmas Designer Series Paper: Red Stripe – 1-7/8″ x 4-1/4″; Sheet Music – 3-3/4″ x 3-3/4″
Vellum Banners: 1-1/8″ wide
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