Monday, December 9, 2013

Christmas Card With Santa Doing the YMCA

I absolutely love these stamps (Santa, CindyLoo and Rudolph)  from A Muse Studio that I got a couple of years ago.  They are just too adorable.  I did shy away from using them, simply because I have to color them.  Due to my recent discovery of my markers, I am actually looking for opportunities to color now.  I knew I wanted to create a background of some sort with the Peppermint Stripe stencil from Simon Says Stamp! 2013 Holiday kit.  I wanted something festive and bright, like a party.  Santa looks like he is doing the YMCA along with little CindyLoo there.  I must have holiday parties on my mind.  I know I am preparing for them quite a bit, since my kitchen see more of me than my craft room.  However, I am determined to have some free time to enjoy the holidays, instead of bustling about in a frenzy.

First, I used Distress inks, Barn Door and Mowed Lawn, on the stencil to create two different colored background before I cut 1/2" strips of both backgrounds.  I adhered the strips of background, alternating between red and green to a white cardstock.  I cut off any strips of paper hanging off the cardbase.  I stamped all the images from A Muse Studio in black Memento ink and used my markers to color them in, before I fussy-cut them out and mounted them onto the cardbase with foam adhesive.  Then I stamped the sentiment from A Muse Studio in black ink.  I fussy-cut the strands of lights from Recollection Jolly Jamboree pattern paper and glue them on.  For the finishing touch, I added a red rhinestone to Rudolph's nose and shine to the lights with Wink of Stella.     

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1 comment:

  1. Gorgeous card Linda, super cute scene you've created and your title made me laugh lol.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx


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